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    What to See in Marina Bay

    Marina Bay, apart from being spotlessly clean, has its fair share of attractions and is an atmospheric part of the city. Home to the legendary Merlion and its accompanying park with terraced seating featuring panoramic views of Singapore's prolific skyline and a chance to chill out.

    The best way to catch good views of the impressive cityscape is to take a river-boat tour which provides great views of the colonial buildings on the north side of the river. Another Marina Bay stalwart is The Esplanade - a 2,000-seat theatre and concert hall known to the locals as 'The Durian' because of its unusual roof.

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Shaped like an outstretched hand – or perhaps even a bunch of bananas – the ArtScience Museum sits on the waterfront in the shadow of Marina Bay Sands, and provides the city with ever changing displays, from Dali to Harry Potter. A place of great interest for children and adults, a visit here is both entertaining and educational, exploring the links between art and science. The gallery is impossible to miss, on the bay side walkway of the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, ten minutes’ walk from Bayfront MRT Station. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 22:00 (last admission at 21:00)
  • Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
  • Tel: +65 6688 8868
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Known by the locals as 'The Durian' because of its spiky roofing, Esplanade is a premiere performing arts venue in Singapore. Esplanade features a 2,000-seat theatre, a 1,600-seat concert hall, two smaller studios, a mall as well as two outdoor theatres and is situated along the promenade. Read More...

  • Location: Between Raffles Avenue and Esplanade Drive, just by Marina Bay at the mouth of the Singapore River.
  • Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
  • Tel: +65 6828 8377
  • Tour Available: City Tours
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Flight Experience Singapore


For a completely unique experience in Singapore, head to the Flight Experience centre on Raffles Avenue to fly your very own Boeing 737-800, albeit in an ultra-realistic simulator. As well as some pre-flight training, you get your very own licensed pilot to guide you through the take off, cruise and landing, which can last up to 90 minutes.

Visitors have a whopping 24,000 airports to choose from, and you can fly over some iconic cities either at night or day, including the famously nerve-wracking decent into Hong Kong’s harbour airport, or over the spectacular Manhattan skyline into New York JFK. Thirty-minute packages start from S$175, whilst you can pay just over S$400 for an hour and a half. Bookings are needed in advance.

  • Address: 30 Raffles Avenue
  • Tel: +65 (0)6339 2737
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Gardens by the Bay is a huge, colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore. The famous Supertree structures offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens, over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouses recreate chilly mountain climates and there are hundreds of trees and plants to discover, making this destination great fun for both kids and adults. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Outdoor Gardens: Daily 05:00 - 02:00
    OCBC Skyway: Daily 09:00 - 21:00 (Last ticket sale at 20:00)
    Garden Cruiser: Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00 (Last ride),
    Sat - Sun & Public Holiday 09:30 - 16:00
  • Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
  • Tel: +65 6420 6848
  • Price Range: OCBC Skyway & Garden Cruiser From $3 - $5
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Part dam, part tourist attraction, Marina Barrage is a multi-purpose attraction in Singapore, just a short walk away from Gardens by the Bay on the very southern tip of the main island.

Although its main function serves as a dam - aiding water storage and flood control for the whole of Singapore - most visitors know Marina Barrage as a place of recreation, proving especially popular for picnics, kite flying and the stunning sunset views from the main elevated section of grass looking across the city. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: All day, every day
  • Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6514 5959
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Opened in 2010 Singapore Marina Bay Sands is part of the mega $5.5 billion resort project, Marina Bay Sands Hotel. But it’s much more than just a hotel and casino; in fact it has everything to become Southeast Asia’s next top entertainment destination. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
  • Tel: +65 6688 8868
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Get a taste of the high life at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark by viewing Singapore from above. This large wooden decked area on top of iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel at the edge of the city’s harbour offers a 360-degree panorama, with nothing but a sheet of glass and a few wires between you and the view. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:30 – 22:00 (at 23:00 at the weekend)
  • Address: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
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The Merlion is the mythical symbol of Singapore, situated at the Merlion Park at Marina Bay. The statue is a creature that is a cross between a fish and a lion, spouting water out from the mouth into the river. This famous imaginary beast attracts over a million visitors per year. The park itself has a nice setting with terraced seating offering great views of Singapore’s city skyline and landmarks as well as scenic waterfront. Nearby there are lots of shops selling souvenirs, especially of Merlion icons such as refrigerator magnets, T-shirts, key chains and photo frames. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: All day
  • Location: On the waterfront at Marina Bay, not far from Raffles Place MRT Station
  • Address: One Fullerton Singapore 049213
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The National Stadium in Singapore opened in June 2014, replacing the old Kallang Stadium on the same site. The brand new all-purpose sports arena is where you can watch the Singapore National Football team play their home matches, as well as exhibition cricket, rugby, athletic and live music events.

The stadium is by far the biggest in Singapore, holding up to 55,000 people – although the customizable seating can be reduced for smaller events. The spectacular dome-shaped stadium is visible from all over Singapore, with its retractable roof and red/white seating making it stand out as one of Singapore’s most famous landmarks. Read More...

  • Address: National Stadium Singapore, 1 Stadium Drive, Kallang, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6653 8900
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Singapore Grand Prix’s roots go as far back as 1961, when it was known as the Orient Year Grand Prix. A year later, it was named Malaysia Grand Prix, before being changed to Singapore Grand Prix in 1965 when the republic gained its independence. The only Formula One race held at night, the Singapore Grand Prix is presents a mixture of top music performances and enhanced on-track action. Read More...

  • Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit
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Meet the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel – the Singapore Flyer. It is a one-of-a-kind experience in Asia. Built over a three-story terminal building, Singapore Flyer is 150 metres in diameter, 165 metres in height and travels at 0.21m per second. Each of its 28 city-bus-sized air-conditioned capsules can carry up to 28 passengers and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 30 minutes. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:30 – 22:30
  • Location: Southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land
  • Tour Available: Singapore Flyer
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South Beach Singapore is the latest development to redefine the Downtown skyline, with two 40-storey skyscrapers towering over the Marina Bay area as well as an onsite a lifestyle mall, a couple of luxury hotels, office spaces and hundreds of permanent residences.

Located on South Beach Road (hence the name), the site is walking distance from famous Singapore attractions such as Raffles Hotel, The Marina Bay, Esplanade and The Singapore Flyer. Completion of the futuristic shopping mall and enormous twin towers is due in 2016, but the good news is that their fancy boutique hotel (‘The South Beach Singapore’) is already open and taking bookings. Read More...

  • Address: 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763 (Access Via Nicoll Highway)
  • Tel: +65 6818 1888
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The great thing about the light and sound show at Marina Bay is that it is visible from both sides of the water. If you are standing in front of the hotel looking towards the city you can hear the music and see the projected images on the water fountains. From the city side looking towards the hotel you see not only the water fountains but also a series of lasers which light up Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 20:00 and 21:30, Fri - Sat 20:00, 21:30 and 23:00
  • Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
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