Facts about the image, Singapore Central Business District
This image created from the esplanade bridge looking toward the Fullerton and Singapore Central Business District was captured early on a weekend morning and took full advantage to the timing of traffic lights to find a moment when there is not a single vehicle in view. The colourful foreground flowers and clouds that appear to radiate from the mostly grey and blue commercial skyscrapers give this image the feeling of being between the city’s financial hub and a tourist destination.
The low rise building at the base of the sky scrapers is the Fullerton Hotel, one of Singapore’s few remaining colonial buildings. When first opened this hotel was located on the sea front which has now moved several hundred yards south with various land reclamation projects, a tidal barrier has also been contracted at the end of the reclaimed land cutting the marina in front of the hotel off from the pacific ocean and making the water under the bridge non-tidal. The sky scrapers surrounding the Fullerton Hotel are where the many financial institutions in Singapore are housed, hence the term central business district. The Singapore River flows into the Marina from the right of the picture and forms a natural boundary to the Central Business District.