The iconic Marina Bay skyline boasts one of Singapore’s finest sights. The view of Marina Bay Sands towering above the concrete flower of the ArtScience Museum forms the staple image of Singapore’s picturesque horizon. Located in central Singapore, Marina Bay overflows with energy and excitement. It is a buzzing hub with activities lined up for anyone and everyone, from a leisurely stroll or cycle along the Marina Bay boardwalk to a therapeutic shopping session at the myriad of shopping malls in Marina Bay.
It’s no overstatement to say that Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is incomparable to any nature park on Earth and is testament to Singapore’s dedication to biodiversity and green sustainable development. Consistently called the most beautiful park in South East Asia, Gardens by the Bay offers an incredible visual feast, perfect for either a gentle walk in the area or an educational trip with the kids.
Manoeuvre across the skyway through the ‘Supertrees’; colossal tree structures which hold thousands of different species of flora. Prepare to be mesmerised by the gardens’ light and music show, where the ‘Supertrees’ illuminate brightly at night, transporting you into a different world.
Gardens by the Bay also plays host to the Flower Dome, the largest greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records. Its size is equivalent to 75 Olympic-sized pools. You can do away with filters or picture editing with this kaleidoscope of vibrant blooms as your background when snapping photos at the Flower Dome.
With it being summer all year round in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay also offers you an opportunity to experience flora of the four seasons, with its seasonal events such as ‘Spring’s Tulipmania’ and ‘Christmas Wonderland’. Exotic plants are brought in from all around the world specially for these events.
The multitude of places to explore in Gardens by the Bay and the number of picture-worthy locations in this area undoubtedly make it a great weekend spot.
The ArtScience Museum is a museum like no other in the world. It fuses the elements of art, science, technology and culture and explores their roles in shaping society. Moshe Safdie brilliantly designed the museum to resemble the shape of a lotus flower and this exquisite design enhances the museum’s prominence as a landmark in the Marina Bay area. Embark on an arts and cultural weekend trip to the ArtScience Museum and admire the brilliant works of art by talented individuals from around the world.
The permanent exhibition of the ArtScience Gallery consists of three galleries - Curiosity, Inspiration, Expression. Annual events and touring exhibitions curated by other museums are also hosted at the ArtScience Museum. In addition, the museum has housed distinguished exhibitions such as “The Deep”, “The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World”, and “DreamWorks Animation – Journey from Sketch to Screen”. It has also previously hosted fun events like the Harry Potter exhibition.
Do keep an eye out for exciting line-ups of exhibitions and works that will roll out in the future!
Act like a tourist for a day and journey along the Singapore River with a river cruise. It may sound expensive, but fret not; the river taxis at Marina Bay come at surprisingly low prices! A $5 River Taxi ride will take you to 5 stops- the Esplanade, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Clemenceau and Robertson Quay. On the ride, take in the picturesque and stunning views of the Marina Bay skyline and educate yourself on Singapore’s history through the commentary provided by the guide on board.
Looking for activities that will really keep your adrenaline pumping high? Head on down to Passion Wave at Marina Bay to kayak! Break a sweat and enjoy a different kind of workout as you paddle hard in the waters of Marina Bay, working out right at the heart of Singapore. Enjoy the view of the stunning architecture at Marina Bay and get clear views of the majestic Marina Bay Sands gleaming in the sunlight. Enjoy a splashing good time and bond with your family and friends as you engage in friendly races in the waters.
A new destination is coming to Marina Bay, with the upcoming opening of Marina One to the public. Designed by world-renowned architect Christoph Ingenhoven and developed by M+S Pte Ltd, Marina One will be a building like no other. It will be adorned with an abundance of greenery and flora and feature a magnificent “Green Heart” in the center of the development (Read more about it here). Walk along the pathways, also known as louvres, of the Green Heart. The louvres are lined with motion-sensor lights which illuminate brightly as you walk on them, making you feel like you’re walking on sunshine. Additionally, Marina One is a “Supergreen” building, where aspects of the development have been designed to use minimum resources and reduce overall energy usage.