12 Places to Visit in Marina Bay, 2020
Other than the Marina Bay Sands Resorts or the Merlion there is much more than meets the eye in Marina Bay. Get to know more about other attractions by hopping onto the tours where you could cover most of the iconic places in a day.
1. Arts and Science Museum
Singapore’s Arts and Science Museum is located within the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands in the Downtown of the Central Area in Singapore. Singapore’s current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong opened the world’s first Arts and Science Museum. It has 21 various gallery spaces shining a light on the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. One will be exposed to colorful displays, diverse exhibits, and thought-provoking educational activities. Visit the Arts and Science Museum to explore the crossover between arts and technology in Singapore.
2. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is an amazing landscape of greenery which is ideal for having a great time with vibrant plant life. One can cruise through the Gardens by the Bay, Bay East Garden, Supertree Grove, the oversized seashell-shaped greenhouses with a recreated chilly mountain climate and an impressive skywalk over the gardens where one will find a range of iconic structures that resembles much of the future which is designed to perform environmentally sustainable functions. Head to the Cloud Forest Dome to view the spectacular indoor waterfall and learn more about biodiversity. Do not miss out on the Musical Rhapsody is a signature light and sound show of the Gardens by the Bay. Its enchantment of the amazing music and lights will captivate you. Come and enjoy the popular tunes of musical classics. Save more by purchasing Harmony of Senses tickets through attractionsbox to enjoy the show up close. Parallel to that, one gets to enjoy themselves with the illuminated breathtaking skyline. Come and immerse yourself!
3. River Cruise
Hop on to get away from the bustling city life as you can just sit back and enjoy the iconic landmarks in the Lion City. Start your journey from the Fort Canning Jetty and sail past the Riverside Point, Parliament House, Asian Civilizations Museum, Merlion Park and more. Journey through time by listening to the onboard commentary and learn interesting facts about the growth of Singapore from a small trading port into a modern metropolis. Listen to onboard commentary and learn interesting facts about the city. You may purchase River Cruise tickets online to get the best deal on the package. The best part of this tour is that you are allowed to get off at any of the 7 jetties at Clarke Quay, Marina Bay or Boat Quay to continue your exploration of Singapore. Seek out for several iconic status such as Sir Stamford Raffles along the Asian Civilisation Museum to get to know more about the history of Singapore. Walk along the Cavenagh Bridge to learn more about Singapore’s past. Do not rush as you are entitled to explore the bay at your own pace.
4. Satay by the Bay
Satay by the Bay is a hawker centre located in the Gardens by the Bay Complex. There are a lot of delicious food at reasonable prices. One of the main highlights of this place is the satay meat which is a must-try dish. Furthermore, the pitcher of beer is the dearest thing. It is a good place for friends to hang out or even to bond with family under open skies on the wooden deck. You would definitely enjoy the local delights and waterfront view hence the atmosphere is vibrant! Check out the promotion tickets through attractionsbox to get a best price alongside other local delights in the area.
5. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck
Experience 360° bird’s view of the historical landmarks of the Lion City. The Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Observation Deck offers a world-class cityscape view of the Singapore city skyline, the blue waters and the amazing night altogether. Another advantage is that it is one of the best vantage points in the city for those who have a passion for photography. Check out the Lion City at level 57 of the Sands Skypark! Also, do not miss out on the Spectra Light and Water Show at 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm which can be seen clearly from the Skypark!
6. Merlion Park
Merlion Park would definitely win hands down on the most visited places in Singapore list as it is the symbol of the nation. The Merlion is considered a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish and spouting water from its mouth, this place is a major tourist attraction spot. No charges will be applied for visiting this park and historical stories regarding this iconic statue. However, it is advisable to hop on the Secrets of the Bay or the CityScapes tour which covers other iconic places by the bay as well. The statue is located in front of Fullerton Hotel overlooking Marina Bay. The Merlion is viewed as the symbol of the Guardian for the finances of the nation as it faces the Financial Centre part of Singapore. Locals believe that this magical creature brings good luck and fortune. Hence, do not miss out on the prosperous opportunity to get a quick shot with the magical creature.
7. The Helix Bridge
Walk along the one-of-a-kind pedestrian bridge linking Marina Centre with Marina South by Secrets of the Bay Tour. Made from stainless steel, this bridge is covered with over 1,200 LED lights and can support up to 16,000 people at a time. Remarkable isn’t it? The design of this bridge is inspired by the human DNA which explains the distinctive double helix structure this bridge has. The helices are made like a spiral in opposite directions with programmable LED luminaires, creating an artistic array of colors. The ideal time to visit would be from late evenings as the LED lights on the bridge will be illuminated creating a special visual experience for the visitors. The association of DNA symbolizes ‘Life and Renewal’.
8. The Float at Marina Bay
The Float, which is also known as the Marina Bay Floating Platform was built back in 2007. It housed the Singapore’s National Day Parade on the same year. It is the world’s largest floating stage which could seat approximately 30,000 people. The Floating Platform is also a venue for many festivals, sporting events, and art performances. Hang around the Float to be apart of the events taking place as this spot has events frequently. This spot is also covered in the tour packages mentioned above.
9. Red Dot Design Museum
This museum is a must-visit place especially if you are a dilettante as it possesses over 200 mindblowing designs and won the Red Dot Design Award, which is one of the largest design awards in the world. Do visit their design shops where you can find a huge collection of design objects. Do not miss the chance to indulge in the local desserts sold at the museum cafe. Located at the heart of Singapore’s most spectacular district, Marina Bay, the museum lies alongside the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade which makes it a ‘two birds with one stone’ place to visit. The best way to roam around this area would be on foot or bicycle. You can find award-winning design works in the museum’s Permanent Collection and throughout the museum. Other iconic places such as Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park, Gardens by the Bay and Clifford Pier are just a stone’s throw away.
10. Fullerton Pavilion
Experience a colonial-style veranda at The Fullerton Pavilion, an added exquisite attraction to the vibrant Marina Bay waterfront promenade experience. Located between One Fullerton and Clifford Pier, this floating glass dome marvel was built with an upscale restaurant inspired by the bounty of fresh produce used in Italian cooking. Monti restaurant offers authentic Tuscan cuisine that captures the soul of Italy’s culture from delicious handmade pasta, a unique selection of antipasti, high-quality cuts, and fresh seafood. Operating every day from 6 pm to 10.30 pm, it is undoubtedly the perfect spot for romantic dates and celebratory dinners. Enjoy an array of laser lights and fountain jets syncopate from the rooftop along with a lively soundtrack every night.
11. Esplanade Mall
The perfect place to enjoy your evening would definitely be the Esplanade Mall. It comprises a multi-purpose art center that incorporates a concert hall, theatre, outdoor performance, some great shopping and an abundance of restaurants for dining experiences. Also, check out the Theaters on the Bay which plays spectacular musical and drama performances. Do visit TheWalkingSingapore kiosk while you are there to purchase amazing souvenirs and also tour packages of the bay. Also, do not miss out on the ‘Durian’ flavored ice-creams located alongside the area.
Indulge in the various local cuisine in MakanSutra. It is a hawker centre which is conveniently located near the theatres by Marina Bay providing a great view of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Helix Bridge and the city centre. This is a popular place among tourists and even locals. Near the disbanded Satay Club, there are a variety of stalls that has almost everything from rice, noodles, vegetables, meat, seafood dishes and not forgetting chill beers. It is a one-stop destination for foodies for sure. One can go to the water’s edge for some stunning views especially when it is dark. It is relatively inexpensive and definitely provides a real treat! As it is located very close to the bay, do not miss out on the opportunity to check on the attraction tickets at attractionsbox and purchase promotional tickets in bundles to save more!