Follow me to…. Marina Bay, Singapore….

Once upon a time (to be more specific two weeks ago), I decided I wanted to photograph the sunrise above Marine Bay.

I got ready the day before (which is very organised for my personal standards!!):

– Camera ready ✓

– Battery charged ✓

– Memory cards ✓

– Lenses ✓

– Neutral density filters ✓

– Bottle of Water ✓

I got up very early in the morning, and here I was, at about 6:15-6:20 am setting up my gear at Garden East Bay, to witness a beautiful sunrise.

It was still so dark that I had to use a flash light to set-up properly my camera to get ready for some long exposures.

Marina Bay, Singapore © Catherine Houston/MermozinePhotography

As the sun started to rise it and the sky started to transition from the blue hour to sunrise colours it became clear that not only there was too many clouds for beautiful colours but I had chosen the wrong spot (I should have done more research online but I’m much more a trial/error kind of person…). Either way, it was too long to unpack everything and move to a better spot, so I decided to roll with it! 🙂

Marina Bay, Singapore © Catherine Houston/MermozinePhotography
Marina Bay, Singapore © Catherine Houston/MermozinePhotography

Once the sun all the way up, I started to walk back to the Gardens by the Bay, toward Marina Bay.

It’s quite a long walk, but worth doing! From tropical paradise…. to downtown skyscrapers…

Marina Bay, Singapore © Catherine Houston/MermozinePhotography

Past the flower domes you’re about 5-10 minutes away from Marina Bay Sands (depending on how fast you’re walking). At this point you could decide to stop, get a drink and chill out, or to go all the way around the Marina Bay to see the Merlion. I went for an intermediary half way choice.

First thing to admire on the way?

The water lily ponds at the feet of the Science Museum.

Marina Bay, Singapore © Catherine Houston/MermozinePhotography
Marina Bay, Singapore © Catherine Houston/MermozinePhotography
Marina Bay, Singapore © Catherine Houston/MermozinePhotography

Yes, this little water/nature paradise is that close to the city center!!

Marina Bay, Singapore © Catherine Houston/MermozinePhotography

I finished my tour some long exposure shots of the skyline of Raffles Place – the center of the Financial District of Singapore.

And yes it was time for me to get away from the sun (as you may know I’m turning into a vampire and can’t stand under the sun from 10am to about 4pm…).

I hope you enjoyed our little walk together ;-).

Next time? Jurong Lake Gardens… Stay Tune….

Bye Bye

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My LayFlat Mondays (20)

2021 – Week 20


The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

– Eucalyptus branches: loving the smell of Australia


– Flowers: frangipani picked up by one of my girls this morning on the way to school

– Black board: we are back in covid-restrictions… the names varies, but the reality of it is still pretty much the same (work from home, stay inside as much as possible, homeschooling starting again later this week, …)


– Earrings: a gift from my best friend a few years back, because she lost her dad this week, and I’m thinking about her and wish I could be there with her


– Book: “Une fois dans ma vie”, author: Gilles Legardinier


– Mask


– Camera

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© 2021 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (19)

2021 – Week 19


The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

– Eucalyptus branches: loving the smell of Australia


– Flowers: frangipani picked up by one of my girls this morning on the way to school


– Black board: Mothers Day!! (loads of love my way yesterday :-))


– Book: Les Plus Belles Histoires du Soir”, a collection of short stories I like to read to my kids at bed time


– Mask


– Camera

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© 2021 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (18)

2021 – Week 18


The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

– Eucalyptus branches: loving the smell of Australia


– Black board: my first dose of Covid-19 vaccination

– Book: Click Magazine Spring edition


– Mask


– Camera

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© 2021 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (17)

2021 – Week 17


The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

– Eucalyptus branches: loving the smell of Australia


– Candles: my first daughter’s birthday


– Black board: my big girl got her ears pierced on her birthday…. big day!


– Book: “Une fois dans ma vie” Gilles Legardinier – by now you probably noticed that I’m a big fan of this author


– Mask


– Camera

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© 2021 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (16)

2021 – Week 16


The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

– Monstera Leaves: living tropical


– Limes: for on of my girls surprising me with a home-made freshly squeezed lime juice when I came back from work #bestkidsever


-Black board: my submission got accepted and I’m now very excited to be a member of ClickPro Photographers group!!!


– Small yellow flower: a gift from my son 🙂


– Book: “La vallée de Rubis” Joseph Kessel – Makes me want to pack my suitcase and go on an adventure…


– Mask


– Camera

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© 2021 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (15)

2021 – Week 15


The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

– Monstera and Palm tree Leaves: living tropical

– Mangoes: we received a shipment of mangoes as a gift this week. I love mangoes but it means lots of crumbles, mango cakes of all kings, mango salad….


-Black board: I had a fight with the sun again this week, and again it won….. I can’t stay in the heat anymore without getting sick which is a little difficult when living pretty much on the equator… so I’m now avoiding being out from 11am to 5pm…. I might be turning vampire….??


– Mask


– Camera

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© 2021 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (14)

2021 – Week 14


The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

– Monstera and Plam tree Leaves: living tropical


– Painted eggs: painted by the kids for Easter, then hidden and searched during our eggs hunt!


– Bunny and Chocolate eggs: much more already eaten!


– Book: “On ne voyait que le bonheur” from Grégoire Delacourt. I started it during my toe’s surgery and probably because of that I’m having a hard time following the timeline of the story (I may have to start other…. or move on…).


– Mask


– Camera

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© 2021 MermozinePhotography

My LayFlat Mondays (13)

2021 – Week 13


The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

Okay, so this week LayFlat Monday is on Wednesday… because Monday was actually too crazy!!!


– Monstera Leaves: living tropical

– Yellow school notebook: for 2 days of homeschooling!!


– Book: “Au Petit Bonheur la Chance” from Aurélie Valognes. I really enjoyed that book.


– Black Board: I ended up having to have a small surgery for my toe this week… yikes!!!


– Mask: my little boy first real mask


– Camera

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© 2021 MermozinePhotography