Marina Barrage

Welcome to Marina Barrage

Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage creates Singapore’s 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, or one-sixth the size of Singapore, the Marina catchment is the island’s largest and most urbanised catchment. Together with two other new reservoirs, the Marina Reservoir has increased Singapore’s water catchment from half to two-thirds of the country’s land area. (source: http://www.pub.gov.sg/marina/Pages/default.aspx)

Hubby and I was there in July 13 and caught the Layang Layang, Fun Flying @Marina Barrage event.  Layang Layang in Malay means kite so you can imagine what went on at Marina Barrage.  Many international kite-flying professionals joined in the event and below are pictures I took with my mobile phone.  I thought I’d lost the photos when my Samsung Galaxy S3 went kaput but later found the pictures on my pc 🙂 so here they are…

I’m posting the photos ‘blind’ because some of the won’t show up on my pc screen due to lack of memory space.  Hope you don’t mind if the photos look the same in some instances as I’m not able to choose what to post.

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You can see the iconic structures in the background: Marina Bay Sands Hotel (the 3 tall structures with a ‘boat’ on top of them), Gardens by the Bay (the odd-shaped thing beside the hotel) and the Singapore Flyer (the round thingy that looks like the London Eye)…

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One deflated ladybug…

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Hubby pretending to fly the kite…had to scramp after that cos we weren’t supposed to touch the displays 😛

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Look who’s come out to play as well…

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2 thoughts on “Marina Barrage”

  1. Judy,
    I have never seen so many different shaped kites…Really surprised some of them could even fly….Fun pics..

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