Singapore Marina Bay 2017 and 2005

Singapore skyline around the Marina Bay area has changed a lot in the past 10 years. I remember walking on a lalang (those coarse weedy tall grass) field that was a little muddy after the rain to photograph the skyline back in 2005. See my earlier post about that here and the photo from that night in December 2005.

Marina Bay in 2005 - Night Photography by Hendra Lauw

I returned to that lalang field last night that has now become a mega complex of Marina Bay Sands (MBS) hotel, casino and shopping mall and the ArtScience Museum. It was after the rain, but no more muddy field. I walked comfortably along the nice promenade that give you more than 180º view of the Singapore central business district. On a clear night, the view is magnificent. In front of me, separated by the water, stood tall a jungle of concrete, steel and glass, designed to please the eyes. What a view.

Now, can you tell how many new buildings added since 2005? See the difference in this new photo taken last night.

Singapore Skyline in Marina Bay 2017 by Hendra Lauw

If you are visiting Singapore, Marina Bay area is a must-go place among others. Plan to come in the late afternoon / early evening and take a walk around the bay until sunset. Plan to be in the MBS area to watch the sunset behind the buildings in the photo above. Have fun.

"A photographer and a memory keeper (a.k.a junks collector) who finally decided to quit his day job in 2017 after two decades to focus full time on photography. Check out also his outdoor children, family and pet photography work at

In 2010, this website won the Singapore Best Photography Blog Award."

Latest Posts