The landscape of Singapore is evolving constantly over the years and there is a new bridge that links Singapore’s iconic Merlion Park and the waterfront promenade in front of the Esplanade. The Jubilee Bridge is a 220m long pedestrian bridge that was built with the idea and vision of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who suggested the construction of a bridge during a 2004 visit to Marina Bay (via ChannelNewsAsia). The late Mr Lee observed that the walkway along Esplanade Bridge was too narrow and a friendlier walkway should be provided. The Jubilee Bridge will be officially launched in November 2015, to commemorate SG50, Singapore’s 50 years of nation building.

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The Jubilee Bridge is now opened to the public and it has attracted quite a lot of attention from the tourists and photographers. It’s now a “hot spot”, it does make walking between the Merlion Park and Esplanade easier than walking on the narrow Esplanade Bridge walkway.

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Photographer friends are out in full force to photograph the Jubilee Bridge and Esplanade Bridge for sunset/blue hour scenes, sunrise scenes and long exposure landscape scenes. For me, I was only to walk and explore the new Jubilee Bridge recently and I would love to come back for sunset/blue hour landscape scenes of Jubilee Bridge and Esplanade Bridge with the Central Business District in the background!

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If you are visiting Singapore soon, do check out the Jubilee Bridge at the Marina Bay Singapore between Merlion Park and Esplanade!