I visited Singapore for the first time in three and a half years. Actually, I used to live in Singapore for one and a half year to attend a business school. A reunion was held in Singapore, so that’s why I came back there. This times, I spent about a week going around Singapore to take as many photos as possible. In this article, I will write about ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer as part of Day 2.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Fly to Singapore with Singapore Airlines
* Day 1 (2) Merlion Park
* Day 1 (3) Merlion Park (night view)
* Day 2 (1) National Gallery Singapore and Raffles Hotel
* Day 2 (2) ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer [This article]
* Day 2 (3) Marina Bay Sands
* Day 2 (4) Marina Bay Sands (night view)
* Day 3 (1) Singapore Botanic Garden
* Day 3 (2) Orchard Road
* Day 3 (3) Gardens by the Bay
* Day 3 (4) Gardens by the Bay (night view)
* Day 4 (1) Little India
* Day 4 (2) Chinatown
* Day 4 (3) Arab Street
* Day 5 (1) Singapore Zoo
* Day 5 (2) River Safari
* Day 5 (3) Clarke Quay (night view)
* Day 6 (1) National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum etc.
* Day 6 (2) The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (night view)
* Day 7 (1) Sentosa Island: S.E.A. Aquarium etc.
* Day 7 (2) Sentosa Island: Merlion and Siloso Beach etc.
* Day 7 (3) Orchard Road (night view)
* Day 8 (1) Fly back home with Singapore Airlines
Following the previous post, I moved from Raffles Hotel to Marina Bay Sands. Marina Bay Sands has three areas – (1) Tower area (hotel and pool etc.), (2) Shopping area (shops and restaurants), and (3) Promenade area. To begin with, I visited ArtScience Museum, which was located in the Promenade area.
ArtScience Museum, which was opened in February 2011, is a museum that features art and science. The building was unique due to its lotus flower shaped design.
Ticket prices varies depending on exhibits that are held at that time. When I visited ArtScience Museum, two exhibits were held – (1) “FUTURE WORLD” and (2) “BIG BANG DATA”.
First, I watched “FUTURE WORLD”. “FUTURE WORLD” is a permanent exhibition, which themes “Where art meets science”. ArtScience Museum collaborates with “teamLab”, an award-winning Tokyo-based art collective of ultra-technologists. Here are some photos of “FUTURE WORLD”.
Then, I watched “BIG BANG DATA”. “BIG BANG DATA” is a special exhibition that is held from May to October 2016. The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) in Spain produces the exhibition. Here are some photos of “BIG BANG DATA”.
After I visited ArtScience Museum, I left Marina Bay Sands for the time being and came to Helix Bridge. The Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge, which was opened in April 2010. The bridge is convenient when tourists move between Marina Bay Sands area and Singapore Flyer area. The Helix Bridge has an unique design of spiral pattern and is lighted up in the evening. Originally, I planed to walk across the bridge to take its night view photos and decided to cross the bridge in the daytime as well.
The starting point of the bridge. You can see Singapore Flyer over there.
On the way of the bridge, there were several spots where you can take pictures of Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum and the Helix Bridge.
View from near the goal point.
When I finished walking across the bridge, I found Singapore Flyer was located in a few minutes. Although I planed to visit it another day, I changed my plan and decided to visit it now.
Singapore Flyer is a giant ferris wheel, which was designed by Kisho Kurokawa. It has the height of 165 meters and takes about 30 minutes to go round.
Singapore Flyer was opened in 2008. When I traveled to Singapore on that year, I took it once. So, I will take it for the first time in eight years.
I got into the ferris wheel.
Each unit accommodates 28 passengers, but there were just three passengers, including me, in my unit.
Outside view. You can see a lot of HDB buildings (public housing in Singapore).
Near the top.
After I passed the top, I saw wonderful view of Marina Bay Sands and Fullerton Hotel.
This was Gardens by the Bay, which I planed to visit next day.
Now I reached the goal.
I got off the ferris wheel and
I saw it off.
I left Singapore Flyer and returned to Marina Bay Sands.
Back to Marina Bay Sands
This time, I used Bayfront Bridge.
From the Bayfront Bridge, I saw the Helix Bridge.
I found it was a good point to take photos, so I decided to come back here in the evening.
Then, I went straight, reached Marina Bay Sands and started to go around it. I will write about it in the next article.
That’s it for the article about ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer as part of Day 2. This time I rode Singapore Flyer in the daytime and it was also good to ride it in the evening, because you can enjoy the lighted-up ferris wheel and night view of Marina Bay. I wish I had been able to ride Singapore Flyer in the evening, but I had to abandon it due to schedule issues. So, I would like to try it next time 🙂
In the next article, i will write about Marina Bay Sands.