Marina Bay has been the biggest winner in the fast-paced development of this cosmopolitan city-state. The whole Marina Bay area has undergone a transformation of epic proportions and is now the de facto centre of Singapore for visitors. The S$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex is the focal point of the bay, and many of the great things to do and see in the area revolve around this epic building and resort.
Our list of the best attractions at Marina Bay would of course not be complete without the famous Merlion, Singapore’s mythical symbol and most sought-after photo-op. Aside from pretty things to see, the area is packed full of fun and fascinating things to do too as well – all of which are great for the whole spectrum of different visitors that flock to this stunning spot every year.
- Singapore Zoo Admission with Roundtrip Transfer
- Singapore Zoo & River Safari with Transfer
- Singapore F1 Street Circuit Driving Experience
- Adventure Cove Waterpark™ 1-Day Pass with Hotel Pickup
- Jungle Breakfast with Orangutans at Singapore Zoo
- Skip-the-Line: Night Safari Admission with Transfer
- Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands & River Cruise Tour
- Chinatown at Night with Dinner & Cruise
- Singapore Zoo Admission
- Gardens by the Bay Admission
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Gardens by the Bay is an incredible futuristic park featuring giant manmade tree structures (called the ‘Supertree Grove’) which towers into the sky. This Singapore attraction has won countless awards and continues to wow the endless succession of visitors who have the chance to get up close and personal with the trees by using the impressive Skywalk over the gardens.
Come nightfall, the 50-metre-tall trees are brilliantly illuminated with a kaleidoscope of colours, making the whole park even more spectacular. The show starts around 8pm and is completely free (unless you want to use the Skywalk where there is a small charge). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 9pm, Outdoor Gardens open daily from 5am to 2am
- Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6420 6848
The ArtScience Museum in Singapore stands proudly as a landmark in itself at Marina Bay. While most traditional art or science museums attract visitors purely for what is found inside them, at ArtScience Museum, this is not the case.
The iconic lotus flower design of the building is simply stunning – making this attraction worth a look purely for its spectacular architecture. Inside is just as impressive, with over 20 gallery spaces across a total area of 50,000 square feet highlighting all things creative and historical in Singapore (exhibitions are subject to regular change). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
- Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6688 8868
Venturing up to the Sands SkyPark, perched at the very top of the awe-inspiring, 3-pronged Marina Bay Sands complex, is a great way of seeing the iconic Singapore skyline in all its glory.
Entrance is around S$23 for adults and S$12 for the kids, although some almost identical views can be enjoyed from the luxurious Sky@57 restaurant or the sumptuous CE LA VI Skybar – both of which are similarly located on the top floors of the Marina Bay Sands resort. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9.30am to 10pm (Saturdays and Sundays until 11pm)
- Location: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6688 8826
The Merlion is not just any ordinary statue. This solid concrete, 70-tonne, water-spouting, half mermaid-half lion figure is a mythical symbol of Singapore, and probably the most sought-after photo-op for visitors to the city-state.
Whilst the iconic statue is the main focal point, the surrounding area has a nice terraced seating area (free to use) where you can relax, take in the view or have yourself a little picnic (or cheeky beer at night). There is also a purposely built jetty stretching out over the water, providing a great platform for that all-important photo of the Merlion, or the rest of the Marina Bay, which is just as stunning. Read More...
- Location: Merlion Park, 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213, Singapore
The Singapore Flyer is one of the world’s largest observation wheels and is a perfect way getting a great view of that stunning Singapore city skyline. Towering 165 metres into the sky (it also has a similar diameter – being a giant circle), guests can get some breathtaking views all whilst making their way around the loop at a very leisurely pace (at 0.21m per second).
Famous sights such as the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, and the CBD can all be seen from the comfort of your air-conditioned capsule. A capsule fits up to 28 passengers, although there's usually much less on a single ride. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30am to 10.30pm
- Location: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6333 3311
The gigantic 15,000-sq-m Marina Bay Sands Casino is part of the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Inside, you’ll find over 500 gaming tables, 1,600 slot machines and in the centre of it all, a huge seven-ton chandelier made up of more than 130,000 Swarovski crystals.
This Singapore attraction is much more than just a place where you can throw away your holiday savings money or win big in an evening. In fact, many of the visitors here come simply just to watch the intense betting action (particularly the poker and blackjack games) or play small on one of the 5¢, 10¢, 20¢ machines for a bit of fun. Read More...
- Location: 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6688 8868
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a vast arts and culture centre in Singapore's Marina Bay that boasts a separate concert hall, theatre and outdoor performance area. A great range of live shows, local and international musical performances and cultural displays are held regularly across this multi-purpose venue.
The small minority that claims that Singapore is lacking in culture really need look no further than this fantastic venue, which also hosts regular free events, great for the whole family. Find Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay by taking the MRT to City Hall or Esplanade Circle Line station. From there it’s a short walk – just look for the 2 large aluminium and glass domes on the riverfront. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 2am
- Location: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6828 8377
Every evening, Marina Bay in Singapore becomes illuminated by the jaw-dropping, award-winning Spectra light show. From 8pm daily (with later shows too), fluorescent lasers are beamed across the water, projected from the top of the iconic Marina Bay Sands Resort, as well as the adjacent Art Science Museum.
The great thing about this Singapore attraction is that it’s totally free, can be enjoyed from a variety of viewpoints around the bay. If you miss it, there’s always one to see the next day! Get up close to Marina Bay Sands and you’ll hear the music too – but this show is really more about the visuals. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday at 8pm and 9pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, 9pm and 11pm
- Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, Singapore
Marina Bay Golf Course was Singapore’s first ever 18-hole golf course and is open to the general public. As well as boasting some great facilities and challenging fairways, Marina Bay Golf Course’s real speciality is its stunning views that it boasts over the Singapore skyline and vast Marina Bay.
You’ll find a host of tricky water traps and awkwardly placed bunkers, and there’s also a driving range and putting green to brush up on your skills before taking to the main course – a par of 72 (over 18 holes). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 10.45pm
- Location: #01, 80 Rhu Cross, 01, Singapore 437437, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6345 7788
CE LA VI on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands offers uninterrupted views of the city and bay. With a cocktail costing around the same price as the entry to Marina Bay Sands observation desk and CE LA VI’s slightly more elevated location, it has quickly become one of Singapore’s hottest rooftop venues.
For those not lucky enough to be staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, a few drinks at CE LA VI Singapore is a perfect way to enjoy a little of the luxury this iconic building has to offer. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11pm until late
- Location: Marina Bay Sands North Tower, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6508 2188