Thursday, August 1, 2013

Marina Barrage Kite Flying

We recently had a company event at a truly unique venue.  When Singapore dammed up the river to create Marina Bay reservoir, they made the dam a walkway


that leads to a building that houses all the machinery.  This building is an award-winning design; its roof is reached by huge ramps and all are covered with grass.

The position of the building catches a constant wind, perfect for kite flying.  Those are the little black spots in this view from afar:

When we went to the family event we took a walk up the ramps and found a whole culture of kite flyers:

Families fly traditional kites with string, while others have giant-sized ones that use special equipment to hold huge ropes (like the Nemo one shown above).  

Nearly everyone had a picnic - and in true Singapore style, these guys had quite a sushi spread:

John, Bronia and Andy, enjoying the view from up top:

As the sun set:

Down below we had caters cooking local food for us

Kids enjoyed the water features and jumping games:

(notice the kites flying up on top)

while we took a turn at archery:

And more views of Singapore's famous new skyline:


  1. Wow, that looks great, what a shame we missed that... my kids would have loved it! We did go thee for national day, which was also great, although my son complained Marina Bay Sands was blocking the view ;)

  2. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content!

    1. Thanks for the comment - I'm glad you like it! Google's blogger makes it easy. I just follow their directions. Keep reading!