The Helix Bridge Hot
It is a pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre and marina South in Marina Bay in Singapore. The bridge has a structure shaped like a DNA and this architecture is regconised worldwide after winning the 'World's Best Transport Building' award. At night, the LED lights outlining the structure will light up the night sky.
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Energizing and Enlightening
In the morning, you will have a definite feeling for the place being energizing. Regular joggers take their jogging route over here, and it feels like as if you're taking the next step towards charging your inner self. I like strolling in the afternoon. I would follow the lines on the floor bridge, but no one would notice because everyone is amazed at its unique structure. :)
Go in the night, and enjoy the scenery overlooking the Marina Bay Sands, take photo of the Art Science Museum and the mysteries of pictures that shines on the structure. My best spot would be somewhere in the middle, and circular extension that gives you a more greater view of the night lights, where the sea meets land.
Hold on to your partner tight at the edge, and pretend like you're on the I'm Flying Scene in Titanic, if not applicable, embrace and enjoy the breeze that comes by every now and then.
People who pass by the Marina Bay area would have spotted this unique-looking structure, which is actually a bridge in the form of a helix. It has a memorable shape, which goes well with the unique structure of Marina Bay Sands next to it.
The Helix Bridge is one of my favourite spots to people-watch and take photographs. In the night, the whole bridge lights up with different colours at different timings, and it looks really pretty with Marina Bay Sands as a backdrop.
The Helix Bridge is a great place to take a stroll both in the day time and at night. In the day, it assumes the form of an aesthetic-looking steel structure, and at night, it transforms into a walkway with pretty lights. I hope that there can be more of such bridges in the future around different parts of Singapore, as the location of this bridge is located far away from most housing estates.
Chicago has “The Bean”, Perth has the Bell tower, Los Angeles has the octagonal shaped Theme Building. What does Singapore have?
Every city needs a distinct iconic architectural venue. So does Singapore. The helix bridge has become Singapore’s distinct icon. It has a unique architecture designed to resemble the human DNA structure. The viewing ‘pods’ have the capacity to hold a 100 people each.
It beautifully adorns the face of Singapore and makes her unique as there is none other like it to be found anywhere else in the world. The helix bridge is precisely the distinct iconic place that Singapore needed. Now Singapore can proudly stand alongside other nations with her very own architectural symbol.
The Helix Bridge has become a popular place which tourists love to visit and take pictures of. It is perhaps also another place MediaCorp would like to film more of its poignant scenes from television drama series, as we have seen in Channel 8 drama Pillow Talk just a year ago.
Beautifully crafted in its structure, the Helix Bridge is a stunning place to capture the sunrise. Being there at 5am in the morning, this place is wonderful with the sunlight slowly filling the bridge together with the reflection of the soft sunlight on the glass fragments of the DNA-like structure.
The bridge is also a beautiful place to take a leisurely stroll from the Esplanade to Marina Bay Sands.
In the night, the bridge is lighted up in an interesting manner, with a few light displays at the corner of the bridge and lights lining the side of the bridge shining upwards. This creates a stunning play of light with the interesting structure of the bridge.
A great place to take casual photos as well.
DNA structure! :)
This bridge is an imitation of a double helix structure in every cell of our bodies—DNA. I suspect the architect is some sort of biology enthusiast, since there are even circular lights set into the ground that have the letters a, t, c and g on them, which actually signify the nucleotide bases in our DNA. Isn’t that just so cool!
The Helix Bridge offers a wonderful view of Singapore’s skyline, which looks amazing at night. Sometimes, my family and I would take a stroll across the Helix Bridge, enjoying the breeze and the view.
However, once, when it rained, we got a bit wet, as there wasn't much shelter on the bridge. So, if you ever go to the Helix Bridge, do bring your camera to take spectacular shots, but don’t forget your umbrella!
One of the more iconic looking things in Singapore I must say is this bridge. I first took notice of it being the little twirly thing that hung just in front of marina bay sands and I thought to myself: my I definitely must check out what is that odd looking thing!.
The linkway between Marina Bay Sands and the bustling streets of Orchard Road/ City Hall couldnt appear as any more sophisticated and classy. I would say that it is the perfect piece of art sitting right at the correct spot as it transforms the crazy streets into the quiet and peaceful yet classy stretch of MBS. Walking through the tunnel it is like walking to another extension off Singapore, and I liked the idea of it rather as I could look at the landscape of the so near yet so far esplanade and marina floating platform. The linkway is also smartly lit, so that it isnt too piercing on the eyes but yet not too dim and I liked how it is sheltered throughout so as not to be caught in an ugly weather situation given the extreme weather conditions nowadays.
Would definitely take the walk, instead of driving into MBS, not only to avoid the parking fee but I would think that the walk itself is rather therapeutic!
Spectacular Night View
I have only been there at night and the night view is spectacular. Standing on the bridge, I got to look at the entire Central Business District with your back facing the Singapore flyer. Enjoying the sea breeze, I was just standing on the bridge and admiring the night scenery of Singapore. The bridge also makes it convenient for me to find restrooms in Marina Bay Sands.
Despite its aesthetic appearance, it is not that functional as it has poor shelter to shade from rain. Nevertheless, it is a great place to visit at night for peace and serenity.
Right design, wrong place
The helix bridge to me is probably design at its best. The way the bridge is shaped makes me wonder how did the engineer even draw out a floor plan to build this thing, since designing is one thing and building is another. And then I ask myself, why did they build it here ?
The helix bridge sits right beside the flyover that links marina bay sands to marina square/singapore flyer. From a vehicle point of view, the helix bridge is almost covered up by the flyover, making me question the reason of it being put there. Yes I agree, it's beautiful at night, but it serves no purpose in the day. I happened to be walking at the helix bridge on a rainy day, and I still got wet. Honestly, if it was placed at the other end of marina bay sands. It would have been more stunning, because of the open area and all.
Nonetheless, I do not wanna take away the hardwork and effort put in by the engineer and workers to create such a marvel. Kudos to a good job.
The whole DNA concept is a brilliant idea for a linkway bridge. There is a high aesthetic appeal, eye-catching-heads-turning for both tourists and locals’ alike yet, highly professional looking at the same time. It suits the Marina Bay area catering to both professionals and sight-seeing tourists. The Helix Bridge gives a picturesque view of the signature Singapore city skyline and it leverages on it by creating special platforms on the bridge dedicated for photographers. From how I see it, a DNA linkway bridge not only links people from places to places but also signifies the linking of the entire nation rooted by its unique DNA composition, local culture.
A great place to visit....even for a local..
I am sure there places even some of our foreign friends know better we ourselves. Why so ? Cause I like to personally call it the "novelty, overseas always nicer" syndrome. So to really impress us locals..it must have that "Wow!" effect. The Helix Bridge is one such place in our homeland.
I like to state that the bridge is more an evening/night kinda of place. The best time to visit would be when at 630pm onwards, when the sun just to about to call it a day. And when the lights come on....that's where the beauty of the venue sticks with the memory. It's a sensory overload,taking in the beauty of Marina Bay Sands, the Bay itself, the ArtScience Museum,...It's scenery like this that you will hesitate to shout out to your overseas friends, even your neighbours,.."Hey! check out the place"...
Certainly an awesome....to better freeze it with your camera, bring along a tripod (if it's a DSLR or Prosumer with manual control...) use the lowest ISO possible, set to long time exposure to better capture details cleanly.
Whatever the case..."Hey ! check out this place ! " :)