Singapore at night

Singapore was on top of my bucket list and finally I was able to visit this beautiful city while travelling through Southeast Asia a few weeks ago!

After doing some sightseeing during the day, I decided to visit the famous 1-Altitude bar at around 6 p.m. It is located on the tallest building of Singapore, the One Raffles Place.

Unfortunately the actual rooftop bar was closed due to severe thunderstorms in the area when I arrived. Nevertheless I went up to the normal bar and enjoyed a drink, which was the “admission fee”.

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Drink with a view

At around 7 p.m. the sun set and the city lights went on. Some parts of the Formula 1 race track, the Marina Bay Street Circuit, are visible in the lower right-hand corner.

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Not a bad view from the 61st floor

A few minutes after sunset we were finally allowed to go up to the 63rd floor – the rooftop bar! And the view from up there was just like… wow!

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Singapore´s landmarks during the blue hour

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282 meters above ground level

As the first light show started at 8 p.m., the alarm for thunderstorms went on again and we had to evacuate the rooftop immediately… Therefore this picture was taken in quite a hurry!

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Marina Bay Sands, light and water show

The operators of the bar didn´t know if the rooftop will open again in time for the next light show, so I left the One Raffles Place towards Singapore´s famous waterside promenade next to the Merlion. From there you have a perfect view of the Marina Bay Sands as well as the skyline!

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Marina Bay Sands

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Skyline and the Merlion – Singapore´s national personification

I continued walking to the Esplanade, where it was possible to frame the MBS as well as the skyline into one picture. The next light show started at 9.30 p.m.

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Light show + skyline

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The end of the show was marked by a brightened Marina Bay Sands

It was an impressive evening and I instantly fell in love with this amazing city! The light show (daily at 8 & 9.30 p.m.) is definitely a must see and shows the real beauty of this metropolis.


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