A quick entry ...
Drawing on some standard scenes and shots I use to field test equipment, the Marina Bay area provides not just technical challenges to things like camera sensors and dynamic range, but also to things like flare control, fidelity, sharpness and so on while providing fairly nice scenes. It also helps test weather-resistance with the equipment being spat at with salt water! Lol!
All the shots except the dance shots were taken with a CF tripod and large Gitzo 3-way head, and Lo-ISOs of usually 50 or 100. Dance shots were at 16,000 - 20,000. Rectiliner shots were done with the 16-35/4 or 24-70/4, and the stage shot was done with the 28/2 and fisheye converter.
Working from RAW files, the A7ii presents a whole lot of information to work with ... and coupled with the dynamic range of the sensor ,
I managed to get away with NOT having to do any tonemapping or HDR.
The steps and people there were almost in complete shadow, especially the steps left of the Merlion,
but with the slightly manipulated image, you can pull up details in the shadow areas.
Similarly, the wall just below the stage going into the water was almost completely dark at the extreme right,
but working with the Sony A7ii RAWs give me plenty to work with, within reason.
Bottom left of the crowd was almost completely pitch dark in reality.
Again, working with the A7ii RAW at lower ISOs and trying not to clip the highlights will reveal lots of details.