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Marina Barrage

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Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive Marina Barrage, Singapore 018951, Singapore
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+65 6514 5959
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Be captivated by the bright lights of the Singapore Flyer and the Central...

Be captivated by the bright lights of the Singapore Flyer and the Central Business District skyline against the sky at sunset, reflected in the still waters of the Marina Barrage. This Reservoir in the City was created with three key benefits, to provide water supply, flood control and a lifestyle attraction.

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US$ 80.00*
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Kayak Tour to Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands
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US$ 71.11*
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Well, my guide was more excited about the barrage than I. He explained the entire process of how once saline water was converted to fresh water by the Singapore govt and how it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mumbai, India
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Purchase your own kites before coming to this location. Come around 4-6pm because that's the best time for kite flying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though I am in Singapore for more than 4 years, I have never been to Marina Barrage, but I heard about it often from friends about the breath taking city skyline views. So I visited it along with my parents and found that the place is really very good and lived to its name and fame. The architecture is fantastic... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a great relaxing place .You can see birds ,Iguana ,birds , fishes etc and . Overall nice experience

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite having lived in Singapore for 17 years, this was my first visit to the Marina Barrage. It was interesting but could have been much better. Good historical focus - the kampong era with its floods and droughts to the fledgling country in the 60's and Lee Kwan Yew's inspiration to do away with the old and in with the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, my guide was more excited about the barrage than I. He explained the entire process of how once saline water was converted to fresh water by the Singapore govt and how it is regulated through the barrage. So, hardly any tourist interest here apart from the fact that the place is free. Offers nice view of the bay area.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is good to just relax with family & loved ones. During the day you can fly your kites or jog around. Once the night falls, you will be able to see colourful lights as the Marina Bay Sands is just a stone away. Spectacular view indeed😄

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Thank Zainab A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought a scientist here to explain how Singapore copes with water resources. The view can be considered good. It's not easy to get to by local public transport so I am told? But you can understand the pragmatism and the quest for Singapore to try to control its own destiny and resources through technology and out of the box... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The surrounding areas on both sides of the river are worth exploring a little more than you can get to walking. I can highly recommend the fat bikes at "The Bicycle Hut" just next to Clarke Quay.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Don't really understand what's impressive about this small dam that separates the sea and the fresh water that's held in marina bay. Would be impressive if there was a lock so that yacht could go inside marina bay

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Thank KingMicky
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Best to take bus 400, alight on Marina barrage and have an afternoon stroll in this very functional and iconic building. There is so much to do from finishing a mannequin challenge to flying a kite. There are even bike rentals. Picnic are also good, overlooking Singapore's bustling ports. The 2nd floor boasts of a gallery providing eager beavers background... More 

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Marina Bay
More of a mini city than a neighbourhood in the traditional sense, the iconic Marina Bay aims to dazzle and entertain visitors of all kinds. This is the Singapore found in glossy brochures, featuring a world-class hotel, casino, shops, restaurants, bars, and other attractions all geared towards pure entertainment. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. The ArtScience Museum always has a top-quality exhibition, and Gardens by the Bay is a fascinating manifestation of the government’s vision of Singapore as a “city in a garden”. Enticing Marina Bay is well worth a visit.
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