The ‘Gardens by the Bay’ are home to 100,000 thriving plants–but for the entire setup to work, the designers had to figure out a way to protect the eerily-designed structures against the strong winds that hit Singapore.
The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.
Singapore is the smallest state in Southeast Asia in terms of area and one of the smallest countries in the world. Along with Hong Kong, it is considered Asia’s most important business and financial centre.
00:04 – View from Marina Bay Sands Hotel 00:11 – Marina Bay with Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Skyline of Singapore 00:19 – Raffles Place 00:27 – Fullerton Hotel 00:30 – Colonial District 00:38 – Telok Ayer Park 00:42 – Colonial District 00:57 – Ann Siang Hill 01:04 – Colonial District 01:12 – Kampong Gelam with Sultan Mosque 01:43 – Kampong Gelam 01:58 – Haji Lane 02:28 – Aerial View Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown, Colonial District, Ann Siang Hill 02:35 – Little India 02:58 – Buddha Tooth Relic Temple 03:29 – Chinatown 03:59 – St. Andrew’s Cathedral 04:14 – Victoria Theatre 04:21 – Asian Civilisations Museum 04:25 – National Museum 04:37 – The Arts House of the Old Parliament 04:44 – Parliament Singapore 04:47 – Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Museum of Art and Science, Shopping Center 04:54 – Marina Bay with Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Skyline of Singapore 05:03- Marina Bay with Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Skyline of Singapore at night with fireworks 05:39 – Jewel at Changi Airport
Singapore is the smallest state in Southeast Asia in terms of area and one of the smallest countries in the world. Along with Hong Kong, it is considered Asia’s most important business and financial centre. I rarely have experienced a more diverse place than Singapore. The people, the atmosphere and the multifaceted and varied cityscape – a wonderful mix of Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, Arabic and English culture – thrilled me right away. Each district offers a world of its own, and all of them unfold an impressive charm that is impossible to resist.
Follow me into the unique world of Singapore. Part 1 takes you on a journey to the following places:
00:01 – Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Skyline of Singapore 00:28 – Merlion at Marina Bay 00:40 – Downtown, Business District 00:43 – Singapore River & Marina Bay 00.48 – Monument of Sir Thomas Raffles 00:52 – Singapore River & Marina Bay 01:15 – View from Marina Bay Sands Hotel 01:24 – Marina Bay Sands Hotel 01:26 – Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Museum of Art and Science, Shopping Center 01:33 – Marina Bay Sands Hotel 01:58 – Gardens By The Bay 02:02 – Cloud Forest Dome 02:07 – Supertrees at Gardens By The Bay 02:50 – Marina Barrage (Pump House) 02:55 – Circle of Wealth 03:04 – Telok Ayer Park 03:12 – Central Business District 03:24 – Raffles Place 03:33 – Central Business District 03:37 – Colonial District 03:42 – Mariott Hotel South Beach 03:36 – Central Business District 04:09 – Aerial of Singapore with Interlace Apartments 04:21 – Merlion at Marina Bay 04:32 – Raffles Place 04:36 – Fullerton Hotel & Cavanagh Bridge at Singapore river 04:41 – Asian Civilisations Museum at Marina Bay 04:45 – Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay 04:50 – Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Museum of Art and Science, Shopping Center 04:49 – Gardens By The Bay, Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Skyline of Singapore 05:13 – Shopping Centre at Marina Bay Sands Hotel
A daytime walking tour of the Singapore Gardens By The Bay – and the evening lightshow featuring the amazing sculpted Supertrees. These light up at night as part of the light and sound display known as the Gardens By The Bay light show or Garden Rhapsody. We’ll also see the majestic Marina Bay Sands – rising into the air with its distinctive three towers, bridged by a floating garden – the Sands Skypark. We’ll wander through the shopping centre “Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands,” see the Whale sculpted from plastic waste in front of the ArtScience Museum and finish with a view of the bay from the Helix Bridge.
Fulfilling its mission as a connector between the existing terminals, Jewel combines two environments—an intense marketplace and a paradise garden—to create a new community-centric typology as the heart, and soul, of Changi Airport. Jewel re-imagines the center of an airport as a major public realm attraction. Jewel offers a range of facilities for landside airport operations, indoor gardens, leisure attractions, retail offerings and hotel facilities, all under one roof. A distinctive dome-shaped façade made of glass and steel adds to Changi Airport’s appeal as one of the world’s leading air hubs.
Based on the geometry of a torus, the building shape accommodates the programmatic need for multiple connections in the airport setting. At the heart of its glass roof is an oculus that showers water through a primary multistory garden, five stories through to the forest-valley garden at ground level. The core of the program is a 24-hour layered garden attraction that offers many spatial and interactive experiences for visitors. Four cardinal axes—north, south, east, and west—are reinforced by four gateway gardens, which orient visitors and offer visual connections to the internal surroundings and other airport terminals. By night, the glazed facade helps dematerialize the building, revealing the glowing garden within.
Lion City Rising – A film project by Director Keith Loutit & Composer Michael Adler Miltersen, 2012-2020.
Hello Singapore. 2020 has been a tough year, but hopefully this film will help you to reflect on all that you have achieved, and know that this difficult time will pass. Our thoughts go out to Singapore’s foreign workers and healthcare professionals who have endured so much, and thank you to everyone working so hard to keep our families safe.
This film project took a lot of work, and here are some stats for the 3 Lion City films we have produced:
Permanent timelapse cameras: 0 Long-term shots used: 75 Shoot Days: 988 Matched Shots: 3300+ Flights of stairs climbed & filmed: 1385 (…8 Burj Khalifas!) Music Demos & Tracks in the Lion City Rising Mix: 70 & 138. Footage speed range: cars at night play at 5x real time. The fastest wideshots play at 30 mMillion x real time. Visits by Michael to Singapore: 15. Most site visits for a single shot: 84 – Pearls Bank Demolition from 335 Smith St. Most difficult shot: Outram Night to Day fly-by – 40m drift. 2 years. 870 aligned shots.