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A Sunset From Marina Barrage

The Marina Barrage is one of Singapore’s latest icon in the downtown area of the Marina Bay Front, an engineering masterpiece, a great place for relaxation and part of the future Marina South parks and gardens sector along with water activities. 

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Since my first trip to the Marina Barrage during its opening, I haven’t been back there to capture photos especially the sunset sceneries of the Marina Bay Front. When Dave Koh, asked me whether I am keen to go for a sunset/night photo shoot, I suggested Marina Barrage and we went there on 9th May, a public holiday in Singapore.

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Being a public holiday and a weekend as well, there were quite a number of people there, families with their young children, playing with the water around the Marina Barrage and there’s a lot of people having picnics, gatherings and flying kites. Well, not to forget photographers like us who were there to relax and capturing moments.

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As sunset approached, I was at the roof terrace, at the corner, facing the Marina Bay Front and happily snapping away while the sun slowly sets into the darkness of the night. I love taking sunset photos, and always amazed by many different sunset photos around the world.

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A great saturday evening of relaxation …… looking forward to taking more photos and capturing moments. Check out more photos here !

Marina Barrage Opening Ceremony – 1st November 2008

The Marina Bay Front had now become one of Singapore’s iconic landscape, with our high CBD office towers and buildings, upcoming Marina Bay Financial District, the upcoming Sands Integrated Resort, another iconic artistic landmark, the Esplanade. 

Today, the whole Bay marked a significant change in Singapore’s history. The Marina Barrage is officially completed and opened to the public, finally operational and this would provide Singapore with another source of drinking water a few years down the road and transforming our Bay into a vibrant city of water living and recreational activities. The Marina Barrage is our latest Water Icon and the vision of Singapore’s Founding Father, for greater details of the Marina Barrage, do drop by their official site

It was not my first visit to the Marina Barrage because I ran across it during the Army Half Marathon ! However, it was the Official Event today and there were many people dropping down to the Marina Barrage for a visit of Singapore’s latest water icon. There was quite a queue for the shuttle bus at the Marina South Station and thus quite a wait too. Finally, I decided to catch a bus service instead and walked a short distance.

Upon reaching the Marina Barrage, it was lively with many people, they were simply to soak in the carnival, events, seminars and sightseeing. There were a number of photographers there to snap Singapore’s beautiful landscape, the Marina Bay Front. I met with James & Shirley, my old friends, after last week solemnisation ceremony. We walked along the dam and took photographs too ! Today was a good time to soak up the event and find good spots to take landscape photos, potential location for outdoor shoot too and of course, fireworks photo taking !

We also witnessed how the Marina Barrage would be operating when PUB opened up 3 of its gates and let the water from the Marina Bay out into the sea ! It was a great educational lesson to learn how a dam works !

Rest assured, I would be back to take more photos of the Marina Barrage and its surroundings ! It’s a beautiful city that I am living in ! Do drop by my Flickr for more photos of the Marina Barrage !