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Singapore is an awe-inspiring city and is even more beautiful at night when the thousands of lights adorning buildings, the river and the marina come to life. After reading this article, see my personalised list of over 100 things to do in Singapore here.
These shots were taken between dusk and night across the Marina and Boat Quay area. At dusk, just before the sun sets, the Marina Bay Sands and the Art Science Museum turn gold as the sun rays reflect on the mirror-like facade. Tourists glide through on board the Singapore River cruise boats or pile atop the Hotel to capture these precious moments.
And after the sun sets, Singapore at dusk comes alight with the bright hotel room lights and the illuminated buildings. Tourists continue to board the river boats and as the sunlight decreases, my shutter captures the ghost boats as red and blue lights.
On the other side of the Marina, the Art Science Museum is lit with a projection during the iLight Festival held recently. The projections in all colours and shapes kept changing but all provided a colourful and mesmerising tale.
The Fullerton Hotel is a well known landmark of night photography in the Marina area. As the old post office and entry point into the river it maintains its elegance and distinctive architecture.
The Singapore River served as the main entry gateway to the warehouses which lined up the shore. Small boats were used to transport goods from the large boats docked at Clifford Pier to the warehouses.
The River is still today a major artery of South Singapore lined up with bars, restaurants and residential buildings. At dusk, the river specially Boat Quay, Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay are flooded with expats and other professionals enjoying a drink after work.
Have you seen Singapore at night? What are your favorite spots?
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