10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore

 on Sunday, June 12, 2016  

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
City Center of Singapore
When I am visiting a foreign city, structural design of buildings and it's cultural values always get my attention. Being an engineer, these unique structures in Singapore are worth a visit. I wish to present all infrastructures that I visited in the global financial centre in Asia, Singapura, but I am limited by the photos available in my digital camera. I hope I do justice in showing them off. :)

1. The Impressive Marina Bay Sands: A 5-star luxury hotel with infinity pool and skypark. This world's one of the most expensive casino building was designed by Moshe Safdie, with the inspiration of card decks in designing the complex. 

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Phone:+65 6688 8868

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands from afar

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
Tourists having their own Pose
2. The Helix: Is a pedestrian bridge connecting Marina Centre and Maria South. It is a engineering structure featuring the double helical strands present in our DNA. It is made from stainless steel and it illuminates by night using LED lights emphasizing its out of the ordinary shape.

Location: Marina Bay, Singapore
10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
The Helix


10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
Inside the Helix
3. The National Gallery of Singapore: Showcases Singapore's two national monuments. Namely, former Supreme Court and City Hall.This massive building is a witness of the country's colonial past and it's struggle to Independence. Being designed by Studio Milou Singapore together with CPG Consultants Pte Ltd. This gallery contains more or less 8,000 pieces of artworks, thus making it a world-class art institution.

Address: 1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957
Contact: 6271 7000
email: info@nationalgallery.sg

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
National Gallery of Singapore
4. The Esplanade (Theatres on the Bay):  The charming spiky landmark was designed after a tropical fruit in Southeast Asia, the Durian. Durian dubbed as the "King of Fruits". It represent the Singaporean Culture that is sweet, savory and creamy but with  twist! 

After reading the history of the Esplanade, I am amazed beyond measure to know that the Structural engr of this feat is TY LIN International! Did you know that as a Civil Engineering Student, TY Lin is an ICON. He is a Professor Emeritus in Civil Engineering. He is also known as the "Father of Prestressed Concrete".  Cool right?

Address:1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Contact Number: +65 6828 8377


10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
King of Fruits, The Esplanade

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
The Esplanade
5. Colorful Stalls in Chinatown: These line of houses are way too attractive not to mention here. These shelters the Chinese merchants and their proud products with a minimum price compared to the ones displayed in Malls. Chinese food is almost available in all corners. Cheap items are abundant.



10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
Chinatown
6. The Proud Cloud Forest: The cool and moist conservatory in Singapore. It houses different endangered species of plants, tropical plants, and those vegetation planted some 2,000 meters above sea level.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
Contact: +65 6420 6848

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
The Cloud Forest

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
Tallest Waterfalls inside a Building

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
2,000 meters above sea level, Cloud Forest
7. ArtScience Museum: First Museum to Focus on the Dynamic Relationship between Art and Science.  It is also called, the "Welcoming hand in Singapore". Designed by 2 main structural components. The base and the 10-petal lotus flower with different radii. The base is anchored in the earth and surrounded by Marina Bays huge lily pond. The compartment of this gallery is made of  double-curved Fiber Reinforced Polymer usually used in yachts. It was designed by Safdie Architects.

Address:10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
Contact:Phone:+65 6688 8868

10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
ArtScience Museum
8. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple: Hindu Temple in Singapore 
 This is one of the oldest Hindu Temple built by the Indians who search for work and eventually lived in Singapore. It also became the center of Indian Social Cultural Activities.

Address: 141,Serangoon Road,Singapore - 218042
Tel: 62954538 / 62934634, Fax: 63924249
E-mail:info@sriveeramakaliamman.com


10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
Hindu Temple
9. Tree of People: Located in the middle of the city. Tree sculpture made of lively and exciting human silhouettes in Singapore. 
10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore

10. The Anderson Bridge: It is a vehicular truss bridge across Singapore River. Anderson Bridge was constructed between 1908 and 1910, as a joint venture between the Municipality and the colonial Govt.The abutments were built and designed by the Westminster Construction Company Ltd. It is quite a lovely view and a historical landmark.

Address: Fullerton Road, Singapore 049212
10 Unique Structures Only in Singapore
Anderson Truss Bridge
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