Skypark @ Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore

Johan & Corinna were visiting us in Singapore recently. We took a bit of time to go and explore the Marina Bay Sands Hotel (wikipedia article). You can head to the hotel and freely explore the lobby area. For S$20 per person you can also head up to the observation deck (called the Sands SkyPark). We also got a chance to sneak in to the hotel pool area to see the infamous infinity pool. Anyway the building, views and pool all are truly impressive. Check out my picks below.

You can also see more on flickr.

In the lobby looking up
Looking up in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel

More in the lobby
The lobbies of the three building are connected and you walk all through these.
Marina Bay Sands Lobby Area

View of the "Durians" (also known as the Esplenade Theatre)
These are Singapore's answer to Sydney's opera house.
The Esplanade Theatre Complex a.k.a. The Durians

The infinity pool
Infinity Pool
Just chilling next to the infinity pool

View from the top
Ahoy matey!

View to the top
Marina Bay Sands

Observing the observation deck
Zoom up to the Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck

The nearby Helix Bridge
Beautiful Helix Bridge for pedestrians connecting the Marina to the Esplanade.
Helix Bridge

Johan & Corinna & Me

Durian up close
Durian up close
Durian Lights

View from afar
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands (after dark)

A bit more of a classic
The Fullerton Hotel (wikipedia article) is still one of my favourite buildings to see at night in Singapore. It used to be the post office. It usually features heavily in the F1 television coverage.
The Fullerton Hotel

Dinner & Drinks @ Indo Chine
After a day of touristing...
Glasses @ Indo Chine

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Malaysian GP

As mentioned before  we went to see the Malaysian  Grand Prix just outside Kuala Lumpur.

Well I finally uploaded the photos to flickr.

Anyway we started the weekend and got all the kit together.  Earplugs, little kangaroo TV so we could follow the live action,cameras, beer to keep cool, ice cream etc.


All kitted out

The start was very impressive to see.  You can see a burst of photos from the start here.  Check the McLaren's battling it out on the far side of the track.  We had great seats on the main straight so and had a good view of the start as well as all the pitstops.
Kovaleinen McLaren

Lewis Hamilton Pit Stop

The race was going round nicely except Lewis was not doing very well.  Througout however the rain clouds had been threatening. It got darker:
Getting dark in the Toyota pits

And then it was raining, with the scramble for wet\intermediate tyres:
And it is raining!
Wet main straight
Lewis Hamilton in a McLaren

And the safter car had to come out because it was pouring down:
Safety car comes out

And finally the race had to be stopped.  It was quite nice as all the cars parked right in front of us.
And he gets out
Mechanics come running

One chilled out Toyota driver

I must say this Ferrari looked a bit dandy.
Ferrari & Umbrella

Got a shot of Rubens Barrichello
Rubens taking a rest in the rain

Unfurtunately the race never restarted and the winner was announced as the cars were parked on the main straight.
And the winner is
Race Stopped
We also attended the free Jamiroquai concert afterwards.  It was very wet, but at least the rain stopped.
Off to the Jamiroquai concert
It was wet ok!
Lorna & me at the Jamiroquai concert
Cool shot


Kaizer Chiefs at Fort Canning Park

We went to see Kaizer Chiefs playing at Fort Canning Park .  It was an absolutely great show.  They were so much fun to see and the venue was perfect.  Sloping grass and easy to see them.  Also not crowded at all.  Reminded me just a bit of Kirstenbosch too.

We recorded a short video clip  which you can see here .  This is the ending of the song "Everyday I love you less and less."

You can find our photos here.

The stage
Kaizer Chiefs on Stage
Lorna & Me at Kaizer Chiefs in Fort Canning Park
Kaizer Chiefs not on stage..