14 February, 2012

The Marina Bay in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands and The Helix Bridge

With only 2 days to explore Singapore last week, I hit the big areas first – and they don’t get much bigger than Marina Bay. And what could possibly make one of the most opulent places in the world more attractive? How about a laser light show? Now that’s cool!

Trust me – having only a few days in this amazing city was a complete tease but thankfully, I’ll be back there very soon. 🙂

From Wikipedia:

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at $8 billion, including cost of the prime land. With the casino complete, the resort features a 2,561-room hotel, a 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) convention-exhibition centre, the 800,000-square-foot (74,000 m2) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, an iconic ArtScience museum, two large theatres, seven “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, an ice skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m.

The Helix Bridge , previously known as the Double Helix Bridge , is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area in Singapore. It was officially opened on 24 April 2010 at 9 pm, however only half was opened due to ongoing construction at the Marina Bay Sands.
Marina Bay Sands and The Helix Bridge

About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, writer, public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.


As featured by Professional Photographer MagazineCNet Australia,, Wacom USA, and Fstoppers, Elia has built an engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across FacebookGoogle+TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat. Due to the years of dedication and genuine openness with his audience, he has become one of the most followed photographers in the world.


Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.


Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography that has become well known around the world. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth and emotion. Many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications in the world including National Geographic.


Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on many different websites including his popular blog, blamethemonkey.com, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours.

  • Fabulous. Mind if I borrow it to make a point about crumbling infrastructure here in the good ole U. S. or A?

    • If you do, you should also mention that the Marina Sands currently grosses more than the Las Vegas Sands. It’s pretty nuts.

  • Amazing image once again, Elia! I have some questions about your upcoming travels.

    1)Do you fund this site and your travels from commercial sales of your photos?
    2)How do you choose which destinations are part of your upcoming world tour?
    3)How can we support your trip? Is there a place to buy prints etc?

    Looking forward to the website updates and new photos!

    • Hey Matty, 1 – Yes, but my wife works too. It’s a combined effort. 2 – LOL, I equate it to the way a drunk guy finds the bathroom. 3 – We may be adding purchasable prints really soon. 🙂

  • Elia….fantastic photo of MBS….you are so close to Jakarta…if you come here to Indonesia, be sure to send me an email…maybe we can hook up for a beer…and do some shooting together…

  • Rick 1772

    Goodluck Bro, looking forward for your stunning pics, stay healthy throughout your country hopping, make sure you got all your vaccines done, and get an international off lotion for bugs, I work in the medical field and I had patients having this challenge.May our Almighty one keep you safe as you journey across the Globe, don’t forget to say some prayers, your gifts and opportunity should blossom.

  • Wow. Fantastic photo. Please teach me how.

    If you want to capture beautiful natural scenery, don’t forget to go to Bali.

    See u there.