Marina Bay Singapore Overview

Some of the most spectacular tourist places and extremely fun activities are at one’s disposal at this happening hub, the Marina Bay. Whether you wish to admire natural beauty or go sightseeing on a traditional bumboat or indulge in the trendy nightlife, Marina Bay is just the right place for you.

Marina Bay is the epicenter of all the best attractions of Singapore, and apart from this, it offers plentiful experiences for visitors to explore. As you stroll through the Marina Bay, you will get to admire all of the major attractions that Singapore is known for, included in the best Singapore tour packages.

The global hub of Singapore, Marina Bay is home to several iconic landmarks, avant-garde hotels, and rich experiences which the tourists love to enjoy. It symbolizes the progress which Singapore has made so far and is a prosperous nation today. To uncover the local glory of Singapore you can take a river cruise on a traditional bumboat as you scale the waters of Marina Bay. Gardens by the bay will provide you with a glimpse of what gardening in the future may look like with stunning views of Supertrees housing more than 200 different species in each unit.

Marina bay has it all, from beautiful gardens to scientific masterpieces such as the Art Science museum. Attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer and Merlion park can be easily accessed on foot as they are situated at a walking distance from each other.

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• A happening hub with lots of activities to enjoy, some of which can be enjoyed at any time of the day as they are operational 24*7.
• Some of the best attractions of Singapore can be found at Marina Bay, such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer & Merlion Park among others.
• Marina Bay offers activities and experiences for everyone with a range of choices from inexpensive and free sightseeing at Merlion park to a luxurious ordeal at the Marina Bay Sands.
• Observe the perfect amalgamation of Singapore’s culture and tradition with the modern lifestyle and nightlife at Marina Bay.

How To Reach

By Car/Cab:

  • Take the most convenient route, East Coast Parkway that directly connects to Sheares Avenue.
  • Take the Marina Coastal Expressway which is directly connected to the To Marina Boulevard and Central Boulevard, and then to Bayfront Avenue and Sheares Avenue

By Mass Rapid Transport (MRT): Drop off at Bayfront MRT station which is located nearby the Marina Bay Sands.

By Bus: 97 / 97E, 106, 133, 502 / 502A, 518 / 518A, NR1

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Best Time To Visit

All year round is the best time to visit Marina Bay. One can easily spend a whole day exploring the vibrant and fun activities at Marina Bay which is why we recommend you start your day early. Visit attractions such as Gardens by the Bay in the morning and enjoy a theatrical performance in the evening before going on a river cruise at night.

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Other Essential Information

Best restaurants at Marina Bay:

1.Yardbird Southern Table & Bar: Enjoy classic American cuisine with farm fresh ingredients at this restaurant serving one of the best smoked pork ribs on the island. Do not miss out on their famed Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles, looking over the Marina bay and enjoying the outdoor seating on the terrace.

  • Location: 2 Bayfront Ave, # B1 - 07, Singapore
  • Operation hours: Monday to Friday 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

2.Lavo Italian Restaurant and Rooftop bar: A hearty fusion of Italian-American flavors can be enjoyed at Lavo, sitting at 57 stories high amidst the Singapore skyline. Make sure you try their highly recommended all time favorites such as Chicken Parmigiano and the famous LAVO Meatball.

  • Location: 10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, Level 57, Singapore
  • Operation hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Sunday 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

3.Waku Ghin: Japanese Culinary mastery is integrated with season flavors to present you with a wonderful dining experience at this two-Michelin-starred restaurant. The minimalist design of the restaurant inspired by the natural elements gives a warm ambience to the space.

  • Location: Level 2 Dining, L2-03 The Shoppes at, 2 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Operation hours: 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM

4.DB Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud: Indulge in the finest French homestyle dining experience at this restaurant. The love of french tradition artfully combined with fresh ingredients that are locally sourced is the main highlight of this place. An array of delicious seafood paired with premium wines will elevate your dining experience at this Bistro.

  • Location: 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Operation hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 12:00 PM to 09:30 PM

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Point of Interest for Marina Bay Singapore
Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

A popular attraction featuring the largest infinity pool in the whole world, is located at Marina Bay. The magnificent structure of Marina Bay Sands provides a wonderful view reflected on the seawater. The 55 storey standalone property also features a casino in-house, along with stunning light & water shows to keep the visitors entertained. The observation deck, Skypark, tops the height of Eiffel tower and offers an undisputed 360-degree view of the Singapore Skyline.

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Gardens by the bay

Gardens by the bay

Situated at the Marina bay, Gardens by the Bay are mesmerizing botanical gardens that can teleport you several years in the future with the cutting edge technology used here. Home to next-gen Supertree Groves, outlandish sculptures and high-tech space-domes, it is one of the most favored tourist attractions of people visiting Singapore.

About 4,00,000 plants in Gardens by the Bay are cultivated to create a perfect world for plant lovers including art installations along with a captivating light and sound show, the Garden Rhapsody.

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Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

Enjoy the astonishing views of the Marina along with the Singapore skyline standing tall at splendid heights of 165 meters. Singapore Flyer attracts several visitors throughout the year to enjoy the one of a kind 30-minute ride, as it is Asia's largest giant observation wheel.

A 360-degree panoramic view of the Lion City through the magnificent glass capsules can easily blow your mind. Built on a 3-story terminal building at Marina Bay, the Flyer itself is an amazing sight to behold.

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Merlion Park

Merlion Park

Home to the most iconic statue of the official mascot of Singapore, Merlion Park is open for visitors 24 hours a day. The majestic 70 ton concrete statue continuously spouts water into the sea, which is symbolic to the non-stop flow of good fortune for Singapore.

The mythical creature Merlion, has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Early mornings or late nights offer breathtaking views to the visitors as these are the least crowded times.

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Art science museum

Art science museum

The ArtScience museum at Marina Bay presents you inspiring exhibitions showcasing perfect harmony of art and science infused together. The displays and themes of the exhibitions at one of the most unconventional buildings in Singapore are ever-changing.

A total of 21 gallery spaces are dedicated to introducing the concepts to the general public. Moshe Safdie designed the iconic ArtScience Museum building to resemble a giant white lotus which attracts several tourists to this site. A permanent exhibit FUTURE WORLD: ‘Where Art Meets Science Is based on themes of nature, science, park and town in a dynamic digital world which spreads over 1500-square-meter.

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Esplanade theater

Esplanade theater

One of the busiest performing arts centers in the whole world, the Esplanade theater is situated near Marina Bay. A 60,000 square meter expanse invites visitors to enjoy the best of arts and theater.

The seating capacity of the theaters expands upto 2,000 guests at a time, whereas the concert can easily accommodate approximately 1,600 guests.

Throughout the year, approximately 14 festivals along with 20 ongoing series are presented by the in-house programming team.

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River cruise

River cruise

 Indulge yourself in a cruise through the Marina Bay on a traditional bumboat listening to the ongoing commentary about the famous attractions. Board the Boat from Clarke Quay and venture into the seawaters exploring Singapore in a totally different way.

You will surely appreciate this 40-45 minute gliding session during the golden hour around dusk. You can observe people moving about in this lively hub of activities, Marina Bay, while you explore famous iconic sites.

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Nerf action

Nerf action

Get in action modea and challenge your limits as you participate in enthralling fun activities with your peers. Nerf action is just the right place to unleash the competitive spirit in you, as it features multiple zones with different levels of difficulty. For the artist in you, they also have a create zone where you can get creative and bring home interesting souvenirs.

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Water sports

Water sports

Being closer to the sea brings about a great opportunity to enjoy water sports. Marina bay has several establishments near the shore where you can get your hands on a rental boat and hit the waters. To ensure your safety, you will be given all the safety gears along with a briefing by trained experts.

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Marina Bay Singapore FAQs

What are the best clubs in Marina Bay?

1.Spago Bar & Lounge: Enjoy a refreshing cocktail while you enjoy the alfresco sitting at the 57th level of Marina Bay Sands. Stunning views of the iconic infinity pool and downtown Singapore will be enjoyed best with their famous Big Eye Tuna Tartare Cones and your favorite beverage.

  • Location: Sands SkyPark, Tower 2 Level 57 Access from Hotel Lobby Tower, #2, Singapore
  • Operational hours: Sunday to Thursday 07:00 AM to 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday 07:00 AM to 10:30 AM & 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

2.SOS Bar & Grill: Located in the heart of Singapore Central Business District, SOS is one of the best bars in town. Head straight to SOS for a classic American experience, and enjoy quality food and drinks with your friends. They have a wide selection of draught beers along with other classics and their signature The SOS Bloody Mary which is spicy with bacon & garnished with a beef slider.

  • Location: 6 Marina Blvd, #01-18/19 The Sail at Marina Bay, Singapore
  • Operational hours: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM

3.CÉ LA VI Singapore: The iconic rooftop Sky Lounge at the 57th level of Marina Bay Sands with alfresco setting offers the best views of Marina Bay and the city. Make sure you make a reservation to enjoy a perfect outing with your friends and family at this stunning site. The lounge holds special discounts on selected beverages on Ladies Night every Wednesday. 

  • Location: 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore
  • Operational hours: Monday to Friday 04:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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Is the visit to Marina Bay better during the day or night?

Around sunset and till late evenings (04:00 PM to 12:00 AM) is the best time to visit Marina Bay as you get to enjoy the best views from most attractions at sunset. The arena becomes less crowded as the night progresses so you can explore the sites which are open late at your own pace.

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What is Marina Bay famous for?

Known as the Cosmopolitan of Singapore, Marina Bay proudly represents all the perseverance and hard work that makes up the prosperous nation of Singapore. With the best attractions of Singapore, Marina Bay is the most favored tourist spot in Singapore which has everything to offer from traditional river cruises to high end luxury hotels.

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What is unique about Marina Bay Sands?

With the largest Infinity Pool in the world, a wide array of shopping and entertainment zones and award-winning dining experiences, Singapore's most iconic 5 star hotel, Marina Bay Sands towers high over the Marina. The architectural masterpiece has three stunning towers connected at the top, which features the restaurants and bars with the best view of the Singapore skyline and the Marina

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