Saturday, 26 October 2013

Keppel Bay: Playground of the Rich and Pompous

Marina at Keppel Bay: Playground of the Rich and Pompous
Marina at Keppel Bay has a public boardwalk around its perimeter that links an enjoyable walk all the way to Labrador Park

Keppel Island or Pulau Keppel is an island which was owned by Keppel Shipyard for the primarily purpose of shipbuilding and repairs. In 2008, the Keppel Bay Bridge, a 250m bridge was opened linking the mainland to Keppel Island. Earlier in 2007, the Marina at Keppel Bay opened its doors. The Marina has 168 berths which could accommodate Super yachts up to 280 feet in length. The Marina also houses operates several F&B outlets and a sailing academy.

There is a public park around the island which is opened to the general public. To enter Keppel Island, you would need to enter Keppel Bay Drive next to the Caribbean at Keppel Bay Condominium. There is a bus stop right in front of the condominium and the buses includes 10, 30, 57, 61, 93, 97, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 188, 408 and 963 if you are coming from Harbourfront or Vivocity.

The yachting facilities and high-end residence which forms Marina at Keppel Bay enjoys proximity to the city centre. It is in the necklace of entertainment hotspots such as the Resorts World at Sentosa and VivoCity, Singapore’s largest entertainment and retail hub. 

Marina at Keppel Bay is the crown jewel in Singapore’s southern shores and like a crown jewel, is the exclusive home of choice for international luxury yachts and a water playground for the ethereally privileged.

Located at Latitude 01°15.90' N Marina at Keppel Bay has 168 berths which can accommodate superyachts of up to 280 feet. The Marina features a world-class concrete pontoon system, designed and built by Bellingham Marine. 

While the space is quiet, serene and wildly enjoyable, walking through the space, the fenced up communities and exclusive amenities serve as constant reminders of the start contrast between the haves and have-nots. It is proof that there is a wealth disparity between the social strata and the gap while hugely gaping, is neatly tucked away from prying eyes.

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