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  • Abhay Mehta
    Udaipur, India234 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plan the evening and enjoy!
    The best place in the Singapore for hangout and evening stroll. There are many attractions near this area. Nice place to click a picture with Marina Bay Sands hotel in the background. Don't miss the musical fountain show in the evening. Visit Merlion and Boat Quay also, can plan accordingly.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • JenniferR
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic building in Singapore
    You know you’re in Singapore when you see the Marina bay sands. It’s unique building stands out amongst the building found in Singapore. You can see the view of Singapore from the rooftop but, make sure to purchase the ticket well in advance as it gets sold out due to popularity.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • K848
    Fareham, United Kingdom390 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful in the day and night
    This is definitely a place you should visit when staying in Singapore. We loved walking along the paths in the day (make sure you have a hat or umbrella as it can get very hot) The bay looks even more beautiful at night with all the city lights and the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel. We were lucky enough to be there for Singapore’s 58th Birthday celebrations so got to see a firework show too!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Patrick & Thandi Food and Travel
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2,218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful place to be
    I came here during the day. I was on a hop on hop off bus that had just left Suntec city and I decided to spend some time here. Well I didn’t regret it, the walk down the Marina Bay is just breathtaking. My only regret is that I attempted doing this walk at midday and as you can imagine in July it was boiling hot. Next time, I will visit when the sun has cooled down. There are beautiful shopping places as well but I didn’t get to shop because I had very little time. My advice would be to dedicate perhaps half a day so you can enjoy the views and the walk.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Lee Momo
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good location
    This area has developed significantly over the many years wehave been coming here and you see something new every time. In truth, it is a little highbrow for us and the designer shops don’t really appeal. That said, the views are stunning and just being by the water on the edge of the city is fantastic.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 September 2023
  • FarAway44326261576
    Ireland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Champagne experience
    The whole evening was amazing and well worth booking this package. The team were amazing making a 50th birthday very special. Thank you to Faith, Emily, Syarah the ambassadors and Christy from spago for turning the evening into something personal and individual for us. Can’t recommend. it highly enough.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • MikeJennyQ
    Onalaska, Wisconsin965 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unrivaled scenery night and day
    A plan in the world everyone should see. It is historical vibrant and fun. You can walk everywhere and see a lot. Se stayed on the Quay and eventually walked a circle around this area The lights at night are unrivaled and the lightship fantastic. It is incredibly clean and safe
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 January 2024
  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, United Kingdom1,441 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Probably one of the most spectacular and beautiful bays in the world. With two unusual bridges each side. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel looks spectacular. This area is especially beautiful at night time with all the lights on the skyscrapers. The Spectra show is also held here at 8pm and 9pm
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2024
  • NickyP54
    Bargara, Australia1,497 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Biking and lighting
    To really appreciate Marina Bay try a hire bike ride clockwise around the pathways that hug the shoreline. So many sights to take in along the way and very few pedestrians to navigate around. The Marina Sands Bay Hotel, the Singapore Flyer Wheel, spectacular bridges, the National Stadium, Bay East Gardens, the Barrage and of course, Gardens by the Bay. You may also spot otters swimming close to shore and we also encountered a Pangolin Lizard. Then make sure you return in the evening for the Spectra Light Show for a completely different experience, where Merlion Park is a great vantage point if a little crowded.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
  • Tangthai
    Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic landmark
    I visited Marina Bay with my family in July. It is a breathtaking architectural marvel that stands as an iconic landmark in Singapore. One of the highlights of Marina Bay is Marina Bay Sand Skypark, which offers panoramic views of the Singapore skyline and Marina Bay. The surrounding nature is very beautiful, I could take photos everywhere. Many tourists walk around, picnic and take photos there. There are many interesting food markets such as Laksa and Bak Kut Teh. There are so many delicious foods and most Singaporeans can speak English well so it is easy to communicate. Moreover, there are important highlights that as a great and spectacular fireworks show at night. On the opposite side of Marina Bay Sands, there is another important highlight, the Merlion. You can walk and take photos there all day. It is a great place to relax with your family. If you travel to Singapore and do not go to take photos and check in here, it's like you haven't been to Singapore."
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 April 2024
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The Blue Eyed Girl
Bury St. Edmunds, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you want a view then this is a must! the views from here at night are just amazing, we got the most amazing pictures and my son was completely overwhelmed. The price is good value for money, they do have some renovation work going on at the moment. I would advise getting a ticket for the restaurant as you'll have more space better views and you can enjoy a drink and dessert.
Written 28 February 2020
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nik m
Swansea County, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Having spent the last 10 years in Dubai marina, I did not think the waterside view could be bettered. I must say that Marina Bay comes a very close second, very close. It's impressive during the day, but at night it comes alive once the financial district is lit as well as the Marina Bay Sands hotel standing majestically at the forefront. During our stay, we saw a couple of free orchestral concerts near the Esplanade, which, coupled with the backdrop of the Bay, was nothing short of spectacular. Plenty of restaurants scattered around the bay, the main area is near the Esplanade, but be warned the prices are high compared to eating elsewhere. Highlight of our trip.
Written 17 March 2020
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WanderingWithUsTwo
Phoenix, AZ796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We were in Singapore for 15 hours between flights and we knew we would end our night here. After spending all day enjoying the Gardens and the various indoor activities we wanted to end the night watching the shows and then going for a drink. After watching the light show at the Supertree Grove (8 & 9 PM also), we crossed the marina walkway to the bay to see the free Spectra light show which takes place nightly at 8 & 9PM in front of the hotel. Spots fill up quickly but it’s hard to find a bad spot. This show could best be described as the World of Color show from Disneyland. Considering this show is free along with the other one it is an amazing way to relax and end your day. After watching the show at the marina we opted for drinks at the Ce La Vi Club Lounge which sits at the top of the hotel. They offer free entry on Thursday and drink vouchers on days that there is a cover. Although drinks can be pricey it's worth it for the view and the vouchers essentially cover your entry or drinks however you choose to split it in your head. Just make sure to dress up a bit since they do have a dress code!
- @wanderingwithustwo
Written 12 May 2020
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mhsiong
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I would recommend taking a stroll along the waterfront, where the Art Science Museum is located, back entrance of The Shoppes. Do your walk late afternoon so that as you walk along the waterfront you can take photos of the city skyline during the day.

Cross the Helix Bridge which is a stone's throw away and you're where the Merlion is at and with a great view of the Marina Bay Sands Resort. Why late afternoon? That way, after taking in the sights during the day, you can hang around the area for dinner and then do the same walk in the evening after the sun has set to take in the night scenery.

There is a Light and Water show that is free of charge at the Marina Bay Sands waterfront. It starts at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. Check the hotel's website for more info. It lasts about 15 minutes.
Written 1 February 2020
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada2,067 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Marina Bay is located in the central area of Singapore and known for some outstanding attractions, hotels and buildings in the area, such as the Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands hotel.

There is a 3.5 km waterfront promenade around Marina Bay where you will run into the Merlion statue. The Marina Bay comes to life during the evening when the lights from the skyline reflect off the water, making it look spectacular. The entire area is well kept, sure wished more cities took their cue from Singapore.
Written 9 February 2020
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Fitsy1962
Oxford, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This has to be one the most impressive hotels in the world. I didn't stay here so I cannot comment on anything more than my experience as an observer. We had arrived early morning on the back of a 13 hour flight and hungry for a decent breakfast. We headed straight for Marina Bay sands hotel in anticipation of something substantial. The entrance, needless to say, is very impressive and one's eyes are immediately drawn upwards to the structure and architecture from the inside. On the ground floor one will find an assortment of very good restaurants. I would absolutely recommend 'Rise' you can't miss it, in fact don't miss it! We felt as if we had struck gold, and the was before we had even sat down. I can honestly say I had the best ( and longest ) breakfast I have ever had in my entire life. It was self service, along side waitress service clearing tables and serving tea/coffee. On offer was all the regular food one might consider breakfast consumption, and then a whole lot more. Cereals, meats, cheeses, pastries, fruit, yogurts, fish, vegetables, breads, Indian and Asian influences, waffles, french toast, eggs and so much more. It was a case of how much of these wonderful foods can I try before I'm full, than how much can I eat to get my monies worth. If you are a resident ,then I assume breakfast is included in your stay. We paid just under $100 for 2. I'm sure one may go else where in Singapore for a decent breakfast, but I would challenge anyone to match this for quality.
Written 5 March 2020
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VincentHoKuching
Kuching197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you are visiting Singapore, I highly recommend you make time to visit this place. Budget about 3 hours, and time it in the evening, from 5pm onward. There are very nice paths to walk and enjoy the sights and the sea breeze while doing it. After 6pm the lights come on and the whole place is transformed. Finish your visit there with a drink at any one of the many drinking holes dotting the place.
Must visit: the Matrix Bridge, the Merlion, Marina Bay Sands Casino (show your passport, then entry is free), the Esplanade.
If you want to include the nearby Gardens by the Bay then budget another hour for the light show at the SuperTree Grove (7:45pm and 8:45pm).
Entry is free.
Written 1 January 2020
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AnotherOne
New York City, NY82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Me and friends with children were present for the drone light show and fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. Fireworks started at 1045pm and continued with few breaks until midnight. Seems like the whole city was there, so when it was time for everyone to leave, there were some intense crowds. Thankfully the mrt ran well past midnight and we were able to take it all the way home.
There was also a carnival set up on one side of the bay, not far from the Sands hotel. We didn’t spend much time there but it was a fun atmosphere! Hard to do crowds with the stroller tho.
Written 10 January 2020
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staledale
1,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
2/10/19. Arrive about 30 minutes prior to the first water/light show at 7:45pm on the waterfront to get a good viewing spot. Amazing! Lasts 15 minutes. Stand on the promenade across from the Marina Bay Sands for the best view. At 8pm, there is a one minute fireworks show; awesome. Walk around the promenade to your left. At 8:45pm, they do the 15 minute water/light show again and a 1 minute fireworks show at 9pm. Watch that second shows from the other side of the harbor at the public promenade outside of the Fullerton Bay Hotel. There was an 8 minute fireworks show at 10pm for the final night of the Chinese new year celebration. Absolutely awesome. Marina Bay is a must do/see. Hard to describe how fabulous this was.
Written 21 January 2020
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Serial_Traveller
London181 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Someone on here has written the lightshow lasts 30 to 40 minutes. They wrote their review while I am sat here in Singapore. I can see the light show from my hotel. I've seen it every night. It lasts around 12 to 14 minutes. And it's weak. Heaven knows how someone can say it lasts 30 to 40 minutes. They must have been tripping.

Someone else on here wrote that it's far better than the waterfountain show outside The Bellagio, Las Vegas. Are you kidding ? There's no comparison. The Singapore lightshow is so poor. It must be the worst lightshow I've ever seen, repeatedly, over several nights. As for Marina Bay .. of course you'll come. It's probably the main thing you want to see in Singapore. But ultimately it's a shopping mall with the same outlets you find in every city in the world, and a hotel. It's a Disneyland theme park without the Disney characters.
Written 15 January 2020
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