Where is Marina Bay?Marina bay is located around the south east of Singapore at a ‘Y’ shaped river area
First Stop… Clifford PierBuilt in 1933, Clifford Pier was a landing point forimmigrants and other sea passengers. A red oillamp used to hang from the pier as a guide toseafarers, earning the pier the name Red LampPier
Did Marina bay always looked like this?No. It didn’t. Marina Bay Prior to independence did not exist. Then, when you looked out of the window of the Fullerton hotel building, It is already the open sea instead of the familiar Marina Bay Sands! This shows that the Singapore Government is capable of making major changes to keep up with the fast –paced, competitive world!
Ever seen these weird lookinginstallations along Marina Baypromenade walk? These ‘Breeze Shelters’ are eco-Friendly Installations that let hot and tired pedestrians have a little Shade and some breeze under it. These shelters store energy from the solar cells on the top when no one is underneath. When motion sensors are activated as someone walks below these shelters, the fans kick into action, using the energy that is stored from absorbed the sunlight.
These Breeze shelters are not only energy saving, theseShelters are also a sign that the Government is striving towards an eco-friendly society. Showing the principle of ‘ Leadership is key’ . Although integrating into an eco- friendly environment is costly and frequently negatively spoken against. The government still, did what is right- by saving the country’s precious natural resources.
Question to Ponder…What is that empty field doing there?This field is intended to be left empty by the URA.In a recent opening ceremony of a marina bay facility,Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he wanted a city area not just a business hub, he wants a city that also ‘alive’ after working hours! Therefore, this field is intended to be used as a recreational activity area.
Stop 3 – Marina Bay City GalleryThe Marina Bay City Gallery is the only gallery in Singapore that tells the story of Singapores planning efforts showingits remarkable physicalTransformation ! This again, lets everyone in Singapore to know that the Government is striving to make Singapore to remain as a high potential investment country. ‘Anticipating change and staying relevant’.
About : Marina Bay Sands Marina Bay sands is no doubt, a dominant icon of Marina Bay. It is also considered an engineering marvel. But behind the scenes the Governmentactually made the IR of Singapore gain lots of revenue for the country, benefitting the citizens!
Marina Bay Sands The Marina bay sands also created lots of jobs for Singaporeans this will lead to a lower unemployment rate in Singapore. The Government showed the principle of : ‘A Stake For Everyone, Opportunities For All’. This is shown that the Government helped citizens to gain a job, making everyone feel a sense of belonging and ownership.’