If you are heading to the "Lion City" anytime soon, then you will be spending a considerable amount of time near the Bay area. Explore trendy dining destinations, take a quick selfie near the Singapore Merlion, watch live performances at Theatres on the Bay and capture a breathtaking view of the city from the Singapore Flyer. Here is a list of the iconic places near the Marina Bay that you should explore on two wheels or foot!
1. Merlion Park
Singapore is synonymous with its mythical national icon, the half lion, half fish, Merlion. A place to see in Marina Bay, Singapore, the Merlion Park is situated on a pier which attracts over 1 million visitors yearly! The park is open 24 hours a day, so try to see the Merlion at different times of the day as it truly is an alluring experience every single time.
One Fullerton,1 Fullerton Rd Singapore
2. Sands SkyPark
57 floors above the heart of Singapore city, on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands Resort, is the spectacular Sands SkyPark. Soak in the 360-degree panoramic view on the Observation Deck or put on your swimmers, grab a glass of champagne and relax in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool. Do not forget to click a selfie while relaxing near the infinity pool!
10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Tower 3, Sands Sky Park, Singapore 018956
3. Gardens by the Bay
Spread over 250 acres is another place to see in Marina Bay, Singapore - the magnificent botanical garden, Gardens by the Bay. There are three gardens with several conservatories, restaurants, lakes, bridges and the world-famous “Supertrees”, the tree-shaped vertical gardens. Visit the garden at night to capture the beautifully lit trees.
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
4. Singapore Flyer
Capture Singapore from one of the largest observation wheels, the Singapore Flyer in downtown Marina Bay, Singapore. Feast your eyes on the landmarks and views of Singapore like Merlion Park, Raffles Place, the Singapore River and even a distant view of Malaysia and Indonesia. This is Singapore's own London Eye.
30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
5. JoyScoot Scooter Rentals
Located near the Singapore Flyer is JoyScoot Scooter Rentals. Rent an e-scooter or hoverboard and ride off to explore the rest of Marina Bay and beyond. Singapore’s heat can be challenging so an electric scooter ride solves that problem allowing you to move from place to place without breaking a sweat. Riding an e-scooter or hoverboard does not require any experience because JoyScoot Scooter Rentals provide training before each ride.
30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
6. Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is a performing arts centre on the Marina Bay that consists of a 1,600-seater concert hall, a 2,000-seater theatre, a recital studio, theatre studio and more. It is one of the busiest art centres in the region and hosts many world-class performances. It is a must visit for all the art enthusiasts.
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
7. The Walking Singapore Tours
To learn more about Singapore’s rich history, go on a guided tour of the best places in Marina Bay, Singapore. Located near the Esplanade Mall, The Walking Singapore Tours is licensed by Singapore Tourism Board and conducts daily tours. Go on a historical walk, city tour, river tour or a unique evening light and sound tour.
01-18, 8 Raffles Avenue, The Esplanade Mall, 039802 Singapore
8. ArtScience Museum
Another place to visit in Marina Bay, Singapore is the lotus-shaped art and science fusion museum. Though the museum features a permanent exhibition, it has also hosted many touring exhibitions including those with the American Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institute.
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
9. Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that links Marina Centre with Marina South in the Bay area. The visually appealing DNA-shaped bridge is strategically placed around Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Flyer and Bayfront Bridge. For stunning Instagram photos, cross the bridge after twilight.
10. Red Dot Museum
Housing more than 1,000 award-winning products, the Red Dot Museum is a popular tourist attraction. With its full glass facade and large overhanging roofs, the Red Dot Design Museum is one of the most iconic architectural structures in the Marina Bay area. Some of the award-winning items on display are even available for purchase from the Museum shop.
11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940
11. The Shops at Marina Bay Sands
Do not miss the chance to shop at The Shoppes at Marina Bay. Home to hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, the mall is part of the Marina Bay Sands complex. There are a few celebrity chef restaurants here, including British celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen.
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
12. Casino at Marina Bay Sands
15,000 square metres over four levels, the casino at Marina Bay Sands is home to 600 table games, 2500 slot machines and electronic tables games, and 35 private gaming rooms. Even if you don’t plan on placing a bet on anything, do visit this place when you are in the Bay area.
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
So the next time you feel the taking a vacay, just visit the Merlion city and explore the scenic waterfront esplanade decorated with opulent sculptures while enjoying thrilling musical performances.