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Old May 1st, 2011, 04:30 PM   #581
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 08:34 AM   #582
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Old May 4th, 2011, 01:57 PM   #583
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Old May 9th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #584
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Old May 11th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #585
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Old May 11th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #586
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Dear lord, amazing pictures. I must say - what a city!
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Old May 17th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #587
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #588
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Old May 27th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #589
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The Bay is finally taking shape. I remember the first news were released in 2003, and I saw the masterplan for the new city for the first time. In 2007, the area is still a large wasteland, and now the new district is taking shape. The Central Promontory used to be muddy ground up til I shot fireworks from there many a times.

It's 40 years in the making and its finally forming.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #590
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Old May 29th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #591
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Updates of the progress of various projects of the Downtown.

Cruise Terminal
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Marina Bay Financial Centre

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Here are some pictures I took today of the project. It seems that they have almost reached its completed height.

Clifford Pier "pod" restaurant
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Here are some pictures I took today of the project.


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Asia Square
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Gardens By The Bay "supertrees"
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Here are some pictures I took today of the project. The supertrees are going well.


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OUE Bayfront tower and Change Alley Aerial Plaza & Revolving Tower
The revolving tower is a conserved 1970s former revolving restaurant
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Here are some pic I took yesterday. The building is still under construction though.

Marina Bay Suites

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Old May 29th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #592
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The Downtown under reclamation in the late 1960s - early 1970s. The reclamation were provisions for a new city. Previously it was the open sea, and an anchorage, the city fronting the sea had various piers. There was a small port for light ships, Telok Ayer Basin (closed 1990s), the Customs House pier (closed 1990s), Waterboathouse Pier (demolished 1990s) and Clifford Pier (closed 2006)

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Before reclamation works:




Marina Bay when the old port Telok Ayer Basin was still operational:






The newly completed Revolving Tower (from post above):

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Old May 31st, 2011, 01:22 PM   #593
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Old June 6th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #594
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We need more daring designs.

Something like this?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1304293

And off with the 245m height limit!
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Old June 8th, 2011, 08:22 AM   #595
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We need more daring designs.

Something like this?
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1304293

And off with the 245m height limit!
I agree the design that are coming up in the area now still look a little consevative. Although i like Ocean Financial Centre.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 08:26 AM   #596
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Source:http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/07/12/t...le-hotel-pool/
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The World’s Most Incredible Hotel Pool
Singapore’s Rooftop Infinity Pool
by Takeoffeh.com on Monday, July 12, 2010 9:49am - 0 Comments

There’s no doubt there are rooms with pretty spectacular views at the brand-new Marina Bay Sands hotel, but it’s hard to imagine topping the vista from the rooftop infinity pool, 55 storeys above Singapore.

As the UK’s Daily Mail reports, swimming to the edge isn’t quite as dangerous as it looks. While the water in the infinity pool appears to end in a sheer drop, it actually spills into a catchment area where it is pumped back into the main pool. At three times the length of an Olympic-sized pool and 650 feet above street level, it is the largest outdoor pool in the world at that height.



The incredible pool is a highlight of the boat-shaped ’SkyPark’ perched atop the three towers that make up the world’s most expensive hotel, the $6.4-billion Marina Bay Sands development designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. The hotel, which features 2,560 rooms starting at over $500 a night, was officially opened recently with a concert by Diana Ross.

The title of world’s most expensive hotel was previously held by the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, estimated to have cost $3.2-billion when it opened in 2004. But with its indoor canal, opulent art, casino, outdoor plaza, convention centre, theatre, crystal pavilion and museum shaped like a lotus flower, the Marina Bay Sands has taken its crown.

Inside the resort, shoppers can ride along an indoor canal in Sampan boats styled on traditional Chinese vessels from the 17th century. The owners commissioned five well-known artists to create works of art designed to ’integrate’ with the buildings. Among these is a 40-metre-long sculpture made from 16,100 steel rods. The whole thing weighs 14.8 tons and it took 60 people to assemble it in the hotel. Another dramatic artwork is titled Rising Forest and consists of 83 three-metre-high pots with trees in them. The pots were so big the artist had to build a customised kiln the size of a small building to make them in.

Marina Bay Sands is another indication of economic recovery. It was due to open in 2009, but was delayed by funding problems due to the global financial crisis.







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Bruce Parkinson is a travel industry journalist and regular contributor to Takeoffeh.com as well as sister company, OpenJaw.com
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Old June 8th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #597
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Wow! That is one of most futuristic developments! When will entire Marina Bay downtown development complete? I hope to go there sometime next year.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 05:15 AM   #598
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SINGAPORE - A second lawsuit is now brewing over a botched S$9-million project to bring international nightclub brands Avalon and Pangaea to Marina Bay Sands (MBS).

Singapore entertainment management company, Kraze Entertainment, which had worked on bringing in the two clubs to MBS, is suing the integrated resort (IR) for breaching a leasing agreement.

Last month, the company had also filed a writ of summons against Pan Av Asia Partners, the clubs' operators, for "various material breaches" in agreement.

In the latest lawsuit, MBS is accused of wrongfully terminating a 10-year lease with Kraze Entertainment for the use of the IR's glass-and-steel Crystal Pavilion on Marina Bay as a nightclub destination.

MBS declined to comment when contacted by MediaCorp but according to the lawsuit papers, the agreement was signed in November 2009.

The next month, MBS stated that the premises must be used for a premium nightclub under the brand name Avalon and Pangaea.

The former is famous in Los Angeles for being home to Hollywood celebrities and a venue for annual parties such as the Oscars and Emmys. Pangaea is a party hot spot in New York, Miami and London.

Kraze Entertainment had already entered into a memorandum of understanding with the two brands, with the agreement signed on Dec 3, 2009, which allowed it to be granted the licence and use of the two trademarks. Pan Av Asia Partners would provide advisory services.

Kraze Entertainment moved into its MBS premises on Jan 25 this year.

However, on April 9, it terminated the management contract of Pan Av Asia Partners after the latter had supposedly breached the contract, for instance, by scrapping a licensing deal on March 25.

Two days later, Kraze Entertainment informed MBS of the situation and requested to launch an alternative, recognised international nightclub brand name.

Later that month, MBS replied to say that the company could not use the premises anymore, as it had breached lease conditions and told it to move out within two days. MBS eventually took over the premises last month.

Kraze Entertainment is claiming that MBS did not say the premises could not be used for a premium nightclub under another brand name and that in their discussion in April, the company did not have any chance to remedy the alleged breach.

Avalon and Pangaea were originally expected to open their doors during the fourth quarter of this year.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 05:18 AM   #599
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Wow! That is one of most futuristic developments! When will entire Marina Bay downtown development complete? I hope to go there sometime next year.
It will probably take quite a while till Marina Bay is fully complete if you are talking about all the new developments coming up in the new downtown
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Old June 11th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #600
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Here is something I found regarding MBS. Some Japanese ad.

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