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Old January 31st, 2011, 03:33 PM   #481
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Old February 4th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #482
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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:05 AM   #483
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Looks fab!! Is Louis Vuitton open yet?

There was a show on TV here in Oz about Marina Bay Sands last week. I can't wait to visit!!
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Old February 7th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #484
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Looks fab!! Is Louis Vuitton open yet?

There was a show on TV here in Oz about Marina Bay Sands last week. I can't wait to visit!!
If i'm not wrong, LV will open in march.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #485
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:18 AM   #486
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Old February 12th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #487
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Have you been there yourself Vrooms? If so do you prefer The Shoppes at Marina Bay or Ion Orchard?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #488
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Have you been there yourself Vrooms? If so do you prefer The Shoppes at Marina Bay or Ion Orchard?
Yes i've been to MBS quite a few times already, i personally prefer ION Orchard but i think we will have to wait and see how MBS Shoppes turns out when everything is fully operational before really deciding which mall i prefer.

What about you have you been to ION or MBS Shoppes before?
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You'll have to keep me posted then!!

Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to go to either. Hopefully when I am in Singapore next year I will have the chance
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Singapore is truely becoming a city of design. Its come a long way in a short amount of time.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #491
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You'll have to keep me posted then!!

Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to go to either. Hopefully when I am in Singapore next year I will have the chance
Ok i will make sure i keep you posted. Hope to see some pics from you if you visit.

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Old February 15th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #492
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Gardens by the Bay reaches first milestone
By Joanne Chan | Posted: 15 February 2011 2245 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore's latest national project, Gardens by the Bay, overcame funding difficulties to reach its first milestone on Tuesday with the capping of one of its two giant conservatories, the Flower Dome.

The project faced rising construction costs when work started in 2007, leading overall cost to increase by more than 10 percent to over S$1 billion.

But with more public and private funding and the use of cost-efficient technology, the project was able to take off, said National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan.

"We managed to do some value engineering, bring the cost down slightly and then ask for more funds. And I think the Finance Ministry was very understanding and managed to give us the funds. And we're also of course going for corporate sponsorships," he said.

For example, the Kingfisher Lake - one of two main lakes in Gardens by the Bay - was sponsored a million dollars by Japanese company Kikkoman last year.

Securing the final glass panel of the Flower Dome conservatory on Tuesday, Mr Mah described the "Capping-Up" ceremony as a milestone in a "long journey".

He said that the Flower Dome, along with the second conservatory the Cloud Forest, are not just "architectural icons" but an "amalgamation of architectural, environmental engineering and horticultural excellence."

The Flower Dome will feature Mediterranean-type plants, while the Cloud Forest, which is under construction, will mirror tropical high elevation regions like those in South America and Mount Kinabalu in Sabah.

The two conservatories were designed with environmental sustainability in mind, applying cutting-edge technologies that provide energy-efficient solutions in cooling.

The facade of the 1.2-hectare Flower Dome is made up of 3,300 special glass panels, which let in the sunlight while keeping the heat out. This allows the conservatory to mimic the cool-dry climate of the Mediterranean.

To ensure energy efficiency, only areas occupied by plants and visitors will be cooled.

The conservatory is divided into smaller gardens featuring plants such as poppy flowers from California and Cat's Paw plants from Australia. One of the gardens - the Flower Field - will have changing displays including tulips and lavender.

The conservatory will also have an event space which can be rented out for weddings and other functions. There will also be two restaurants within the conservatory - one serving Mediterranean cuisine and the other, Chinese.

The Flower Dome is part of Bay South - the first of three gardens in Gardens by the Bay.

Construction for Bay South is expected to be completed by November, and opened to the public in June next year.

Explaining the time difference, Mr Mah said the plants need time to grow.

NParks says previews of Bay South will be arranged for organised groups from February next year.

It adds that the preview period will help the Gardens ease into its operations and allow the public to provide feedback.

The public will also get a sneak peek of the Flower Dome in November this year, during the World Orchid Conference.

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gardens by the bay will be awesome when open!
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ArtScience Museum ready to open its doors
By Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid | Posted: 17 February 2011 1639 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore's latest iconic structure, the lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands integrated resort, is ready to open its doors.

The structure, made up of "10 fingers", is also touted as the "Welcoming Hand of Singapore" which opens up to the skies.

Its architect Moshe Safdie said: "These shapes which you read from the outside - some say 'lotus', some say 'hand of welcome' - are actually the shapes of the rooms inside. And because of the geometry, every room is unique, every room has a slightly different shape."

The building makes use of natural light that flows into the galleries. Rainwater is channelled from the roof and down through the centre of the four-storey structure.

The museum aims to show that the creative processes between arts and science can be similar.

On the two highest floors stands the permanent ArtScience exhibition which is separated into three galleries - Curiosity, Inspiration and Expression.

Various interactive screens also allow visitors to stay engaged.

Museum director Tom Zaller said the museum is an evolving space.

"The museum is never done, we will never be finished with this space, we will never be finished with the entire place, it's a museum built on a concept...it does not mean the content, the physical boxes or the text that is written on the wall are going to be the same every time. We will continue to change it month after month. New exhibitions will come in, different types of exhibition from fine art to pop culture," he said.

For a start, the museum is showcasing Genghis Khan - one of the most powerful men of 13th century Mongolia. The exhibition features more than 200 rare treasures never seen outside of Mongolia. The exhibition will go on for two months before heading back to the US.

Also on display will be archaeological finds from 9th century Tang dynasty - as part of the "Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds" exhibition - as well as exhibits tracing the Silk Road.

The experience extends outside the museum too, with a light and water show that involves the use of water screens and vibrant multicolour high-powered lasers.

The show, which tells a story about life, is put up by LaserVision and involves the use of medium giant water screens, vibrant multicolour high powered lasers, among others.

It is accompanied by an original score by local composer and arranger, Iskandar Ismail.

Laservision's founder and CEO, Paul S McCloskey, said it is a show that is designed to be immersive and to invoke emotions from viewers.

"It's a show with a song. So yes, it's spectacular, but it's also designed to make you want to squeeze the hand of your partner, or if not, someone else's partner," he said.

The free 13-minute show, known as "Wonder Full", will be on nightly.

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The interior of the dome looks very surreal.. But won't it be a waste of electricity to cool the whole dome? Would there be an entrance fee?
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The interior of the dome looks very surreal.. But won't it be a waste of electricity to cool the whole dome? Would there be an entrance fee?
Yes there will be an entrance fee into the domes but not the gardens not too sure how much though.
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MARINA BAY SANDS ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM
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Singapore - Marina Bay Sands unveiled its spectacular light and water show tonight to mark its grand opening.

Believed to be the largest of its kind in South-East Asia, the show called Wonder Full dazzled hundreds of VIP guests and thousands who gathered across the bay.

The show employed the mediums of giant Water Screens, vibrant multicolor high powered Lasers, search lights, spot lights, fountains, surround sound, strobes, LED lighting, video projection and other special effects.

The event celebrated the integrated resort?s key lifestyle and entertainment attractions including the unveiling of the world?s first ArtScience Museum, seven celebrity chef restaurants, and the upcoming premiere here of popular Broadway musical The Lion King.

Over 800 members of media, VIP guests and dignitaries saw the show which depicted the celebration of human life and emotions conveyed using variant mediums such as water and laser beams.

President and Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., Mr. Michael Leven said: “It was truly a heartwarming moment when Wonder Full came alive before the audience for the very first time. As viewers held their loved ones close and sang along to Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, we knew we had succeeded in showcasing Singapore?s strong familial values in a way that would appeal to audiences from every part of the world. Singapore is the perfect home for Wonder Full.”

The best spot is catch the free show is at the Event Plaza of Marina Bay Sands.

Wonder Full will transform the Marina Bay waterfront every weekend with scintillating performances at 8pm, 9.30pm and 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and 8pm and 9.30pm on Sunday.

Viewers from as far as 3.5km away can experience this nightly spectacular and even listen to the accompanying musical composition on radio 103.9 FM.

Behind Wonder Full's original composition is a local ensemble which includes award-winning musician and composer Iskandar Ismail, Singapore conductor Darrell Ang, who has won top conducting prizes abroad, and other young budding talent from Singapore.

Said a press statement by Marina Bay Sands: "Wonder Full is a 13-minute show that will enthrall audiences as they are taken on a journey that explores humanity and the wonders of life. The innocence and wonder of drama and
change, of enduring love and commitment will be portrayed across all ages of human life. Wonder Full is established as a show that has a soul and brings out the child in all that experience it."

It added: "This light and water spectacular will feature the different life journeys around the world and finally returns to Singapore to celebrate the world class architecture of a nation that has come of age."
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