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Enjoy at Gardens by the Bay, Visit ArtScience Museum, Explore Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Explore Sentosa Merlion, Ride in Singapore Flyer, Watch the Amazing Performances at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and many more.

Travellers to Island-Nation Singapore are spoiled for choice while choosing things to do in Marina Bay, one of the most luxurious entertainment and business zones around the world. The transformation of this area, which was a reclamation site until the 1970s, has been amazing. So much so that it has become one of the most-visited places in Singapore by people from all over the world. 
Besides housing, some of the most fantastically designed buildings in the world, the Marina Bay area is famous for its buzzing art scene, options for dining, shopping & entertainment, water sports, and river cruises. You can even see a Formula 1 race right here!

From seeing the world famous Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay, absorbing the magnificent Singapore skyline from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, watching an amazingly choreographed Spectra lights and sound show, the list of things to do in Marina Bay is endless.

Here are some of the best things to do in Marina Bay:

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Enjoy at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is one of the most iconic tourist attractions known for its magnificent garden artistry spread over a whopping 250 acres area. You cannot miss the gigantic Supertrees that are 50 metres tall tree shaped gardens that come alive with spectacular lights and sound every evening.

You can actually walk in the sky on the OCBC Skyway that connects two Supertrees in the Grove. Cloud Forest is a beautiful misty conservatory containing over 60,000 plants from around the world, the world’s largest waterfall, and 7 discovery zones.

Flower Domes, awarded as the world’s largest glass greenhouses, house exotic plants from Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, and America.

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr. Singapore

Timings: Cooled Conservatories, Floral Fantasy, and OCBC Skyway: 9:00 am- 9:00 pm
               Outdoor Gardens: 5:00 am- 2:00 am

How to Book: Gardens By The Bay Ticket with a discount of 16% 

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Visit Art Science Museum

Expect Singapore to always surprise with its inspiring and magnificent architecture coupled with technology. The ArtScience Museum is one such example. The exterior of the building that looks like a welcoming hand is extremely striking. It houses around 21 galleries where exhibitions delving on futuristic technology and innovation are held on a regular basis.

You should not miss Future World: Where Art meets Science to see interactive art installations around themes of Science and Nature. Other exhibitions include multimedia art pieces by Eric Valli, animated tours by DreamWorks, which are must-see Marina Bay activities.

Location: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

Timings: Every day 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

Price: Single Exhibition- Adults SGD 19, INR 970 & Children SGD 14, INR 713
           Double Exhibition- Adults SGD 32, INR 1630  & Children SGD 24, INR 1223
           All Access Ticket- Adults SGD 40, INR 2038 & Children SGD 30, INR 1530.

Also Read: 30 Historic Museums in Singapore to visit.


Explore Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark is one of the best vantage points in Singapore. Located on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands Hotel, it gives you the feeling of standing on the edge of the world.

It is a huge wooden deck area that offers magnificent 360-degree views of the Singapore skyline. You can also take a dip in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool while watching the sun go down. There are guided tours in English available thrice a day for you to learn more about the places around you.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore

Timings: Monday- Thursday: 9:30 am- 10:00 pm
               Friday- Sunday: 9:30 am- 11:00 pm

How to Book: Marina Bay Sands Skypark ticket with a discount of 25%

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Take a Singapore River Cruises

A water tour on the Singapore River is considered to be one of the best ways to get to know this island nation and amongst the top things to do in Marina Bay. As against the top views from the high observation decks, this lets you observe their way of life of the locals.

Done on an electric bumboat, with outdoor and indoor seating, this 40-minute tour lets you cruise alongside some of the most iconic landmarks like the Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands, etc. complete with a narration in English.

Location: The boarding point is Clarke Quay Jetty River Cruise ticketing counter, next to G-MAX Reverse Bungee Jump.

Timings: Daily 9:00 am- 11:00 pm, departs every 30 minutes

How to Book: Singapore River Cruise Tickets at Flat 25% 

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Explore Sentosa Merlion

The beauty of Singapore comes from the fact that opulent modernisation coexists beautifully with its mystic ancient heritage. Counted amongst the must- do Marina Bay activities, no trip to Singapore is complete without seeing the icon of its history- the Merlion.

This half-fish half-lion statue stands at around 120 ft and looks over the city in the way of protecting its prosperity. The statue has an observation deck on the top for you to have a magnificent view of the entire city.

Location: 30 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099958

Timings: Daily 10:00 am- 8:00 am

How to Book: Sentosa Merlion Singapore Tickets  with a discount of 25%


Ride in Singapore Flyer

Standing at around 165 metres tall, Singapore Flyer is a gigantic observation wheel that provides awe-inspiring birds-eye views of not only the whole of Singapore but also of nearby Indonesia and Malaysia.

This 30-minute flight includes immersive & interactive content on the culture and history of Singapore while indulging in champagne, fine dining, and the mesmerising views. There are a number of food outlets at the foot of the flyer for you to sample traditional snacks like satay, fried carrot cake, oyster omelettes, etc.

Location: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803.

Timings: Every day 8:30 am- 10:30 pm

Price: Adults SGD 33, INR 1681
           Senior citizens (above 60 years): SGD 24, INR 1225
           Children (3-12 years): SGD 21, INR 1070

How to Book: Singapore Flyer Tickets With Garden By The Bay with a discount of 15%.

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Watch the Amazing Performances at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

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Singapore is known around the world for its eclectic arts scene that freely available for all to savour. Most of the art festivals, performances, and exhibitions are held at Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay also called as ‘The Durian’ due to its fruit-like shape, which is an architectural marvel in itself.

A visit to this huge amphitheatre to see international orchestras, theatre, and music groups perform is counted amongst the best things to do in Marina Bay.

Location: 1 Esplanade Dr., Singapore 038981

Timings: Every day 6:00 am- 3:00 am

Price: Front section- SGD 60, INR 3058
           Back section- SGD 30, INR 1530.

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Gambling at Marina Bay Sands Casino

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With the opulent architecture come lavish experiences. Marina Bay Sands is such a destination, which has many such must-have experiences in store for the travellers. For people who love to take a few risks while having a good time, the Casino is the place to be.

The world’s most expensive standalone casino It has over 3000 gaming machines spread in 4 levels where visitors can enjoy the latest games like Sic-Bo, Singapore stud poker, Money Wheel, etc.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Timings: Open 24 hours

Price: Entry is free.

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Enjoy the Spectra Light Show at Marina Bay Sands

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This visually stunning show of laser projections, mist effects, dancing fountains is beyond anyone's imagination. Seeing this amazing symphony of lights, music, the energy of people around you is one of the best things to do in Marina Bay.

You can choose to attend any of the 4 fifteen minute shows, each enthralling in its own way. The Story reflects the journey of Singapore from a sleepy island nation to the international hotspot that it is today. A 12-metre high glass prism comes alive in Act 1, Prism of Diversity is Act 2, while Act 3 is Kaleidoscope- A fusion of culture, passion, and technology.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Timings: Every day 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 9: 15 pm, 10:00 pm, and 10:15 pm

Price: Spectra is free-to-public.

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Walk Down on Marina Barrage

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It is difficult to believe that this modernised and lush open space was once a reservoir! Built on the Marina Channel, the place has been transformed into a haven for the lovers of the outdoors.

There are plenty of exciting things to do at Marina Barrage with your friends and family like kayaking, seeing a dragon boat race, flying kites, or simply enjoying a picnic basket.

Location: 8 Marina Gardens Dr., Singapore 018951

Timings: Every day 24 hours

Price: Entry free.

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Visit Famous Complex - Marina Bay Sands Hotel

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel is what symbolises Singapore today. This brilliant marvel of a landmark is a super luxury hotel with amazing shopping and dining options. Visited by thousands of people from across the world, it is known for its right out of the future landscape.

The 57th floor houses the world’s largest rooftop pool and a shopping mall on the lower floor has top international fashion brands and Michelin star restaurants.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Timings: Every day 24 hours.

Price: The suite booking prices start from SGD 490, INR 25,000.

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Stroll Through Helix Bridge

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A visit to the Helix Bridge must be included into your Singapore itinerary of Marina Bay activities. This is one of the most unique architectural landmarks that are visited by tourists from all over the world.

280 metres in length, the bridge offers breathtaking views of the city’s architecture, waterways, and skyline. In the night, the bridge comes alive with resplendent millions of gleaming LED lights. There are even special spaces with the best views for people to take pictures.

Location: Between Marina Bay and Marina Centre, Singapore 038981

Timings: Open 24 hours

Price: The Helix Bridge is free for the public.

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Watch the F1 Races

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Singapore is the mecca for adventure sport lovers. The nation has its own Formula 1 track that hosts the yearly Grand Prix. Attending the race is an unforgettable experience with the most revered racers competing with each other and is one of the most exciting things to do in Marina Bay.

There are over 100 hours of non-stop high-octane entertainment not only on the track but also off it. There are performances by international bands like Fatboy Slim, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, etc., drinks, and food from around the world.

Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit

Timings: 4:30 pm- 10:00 pm

Price: The price range, depending on the zone booked, varies between SGD 698- 2228, INR 35,500- 1,35,000.

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Explore the World’s Biggest Fountain - Fountain of Wealth

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Even if you don’t believe in the power of wishing wells and fountains to make you rich, you must visit the Fountain of Wealth for the architectural marvel that it is. Built as per Feng Shui principles, the structure of the fountain and the inward water movement represents a palm retaining wealth.

Tourists love to walk around the mini fountain at the base of the larger one for good luck. Awarded as the largest fountain in the world by Guinness Book of World Records, it comes alive to a magnificent splendour at night with laser message dedications and light & sound shows.

Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983

Timings: Every day 9:00 am- 10:00 pm
              Laser show: 8:00 pm, 8: 30 pm, and 9:00 pm
              Musical performance: Monday to Thursday: 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm
              Friday to Sunday: 8:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Price: No entry fee.

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Kayaking at Passion Wave @ Marina Bay

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What’s more fun than cruising in the calm waters of Singapore while soaking up the warm sun with your friends. Head to Passion WaVe, located within the Gardens by the Bay area, for indulging in kayaking with magnificent views of the Marina Bay. You can also rent bell boats, dragon boats, and paddle boats for a day of fun. Definitely one of the best things to do in Marina Bay.

Location: 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440

Timings: Every day 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

Price: The rentals for kayaks and boats start from SGD 15 (per hour), INR 765.

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  1. What are the best things to do in Marina Bay with friends?

    1. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark: As the name suggests, there is a park on the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark which offers you greenery at that height. You can witness some eye-catching views while sitting in the park and also enjoy some street food.

    2. Take a Singapore River Cruise: Heading together to a Singapore River Cruise is something where each one of you can enjoy themselves. Food lovers can eat, drinkers can drink, nature people can gaze at the sights and much more.

    3. Gambling at Marina Bay Sands Casino:
    If you are into gambling or want to try your hand out in it, then visit Marina Bay Sands Casino. It is one of the best casinos in Singapore where you can also couple your trip with some other recreational activities.

    4. Stroll through Helix bridge:
    The very beautiful Helix Bridge is always open for its visitors and the best way to explore it is by taking a stroll through it with your friends.
  2. What are the famous things to do in Marina bay at night?

    1. Gardens by the Bay: Gardens by the Bay is a futuristic park with a brightly lit Supertree structure for you to have a colorful night there. Also, the huge seashell-shaped greenhouses create a chilly atmosphere to resemble the mountainous climate is one of a kind experience.

    2. Ride in Singapore Flyer:
    When the entire city is lit after the dusk, it is always a good idea to take a ride on the Singapore Flyer to get a great view of the city.

    3. Spectra Light Show at Marina Bay Sands:
    With the use of water fountains, neon lights, and sound, Marina Bay Sands offers a great Spectra Light Show which one should definitely enjoy in the dusk of the night.

    4. Marina Bay Sands Hotel:
    Singapore is very much proud of its cuisines and Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the best places to try these authentic cuisines.
  3. Which are the best things to do around Marina Bay Sands?

    1. Visit the SkyPark Observation Deck: For the most exclusive panoramic views of the Marina Bay area, you should take a stroll to this observation deck. Also popular are the sights of Singapore Strait and Gardens by the bay from this point.

    2. Visit the ArtScience museum:
    Get here for a chance to explore the most innovative and inquisitive exhibitions, which depict a clear blend of art, science, culture and technology. Some of the most prominent displays of the museum make this place one of the top things to do around Marina Bay Sands.

    3. Watch the Digital Light Canvas:
    Watch as shoals of fish come together in the ocean right beneath you or as a calligraphic art image comes to life around you. The serene spectacle of watching the light canvas show is a unique experience that you will only find here.

    4. Take a Sampan ride:
    Ride along a canal in the Shoppes area of Marina Bay. Among the best things to do around Marina Bay Sands, you get a chance to ride on a beautiful Chinese wooden boat for as low as $10 during this ride. 

    5. Watch the Spectra:
    The popular light and water show in Marina Bay sands, this is the place where you will get a chance to explore the magic of night time extravaganza, displayed right above the Event plaza.
  4. What is the best time to visit Singapore?

    The festive season from the months of July to September is the best time to visit Singapore. During the months of February to April, the weather is relatively pleasant but the lack of festivities merits less tourist footfall.
  5. What is Marina Bay famous for?

    Marina Bay is a popular tourist destination for those who appreciate luxury, depicting the centrepiece of Singapore’s urban transformation. With numerous standing structures of tourist interest, it is a hotspot of activities and attractions.
  6. How to reach Marina Bay Sands?

    Road: Take a bus or downtown metro line which is directly connected to the Bayfront station. You can take a car or a taxi to reach Marina Bay via Sheares Avenue.

    Ferry: Regular ferries depart from Bayfront South Pier and drop tourists to different locations. Ferry services can be availed every 10 to 20 minutes.