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Marina Bay

Marina History
Marina Bay is a famous man-made bay at the mouth of Singapore River in the south of the city. In the late 1970s, Marina Bay was formed when Marina Center and Marina South were reclaimed. The area was originally established and developed to allow outdoor sports and kite flying. Later on, it was turned into a commercial district and eventually became a main tourist hub. In recent days the bay is home to numerous architectural attractions, such as the Esplanade, and is repute for some of Asia’s best shopping centers and the enormous Singapore Casino.

Getting Around Marina
Marina is mainly served by the Marina Bay MRT Station. The MRT connects Marina with other fascinating districts of the city. Moreover, opted for completion in 2013, the Marina Coastal Expressway or MCE will make traveling in and around Marina a lot easier as it will link the district with a network of expressways.

There is a ferry terminal from Marina South Pier in downtown Singapore to the islands of Kusu and St. John. Kusu is famous for its pretty views and its numerous wildlife species. Monday through Saturday, the ferry leaves at 10am and 1:30pm, taking tourists to Kusu and St. John, then back to Marina South Pier. On Sundays, the ferry leaves the pier at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. The routes are the same. Traveling by ferry will cost you $15, which includes the Sentosa admission fee.

Marina Hotels and Accommodations
Some Marina hotels are considered the among the finest Singapore accommodation. For a luxurious and convenient stay in this area, make any of these Marina hotels your destination. We’ll help you find your ideal discount room at a Singapore hotel with interesting recommendations and hotel reviews.

Marina Sports and Leisure Activities
Relax or do some sports in Marina, you have a choice of golfing, ice skating or diving. Despite of its size, Marina Bay has a number of world class golf courses. The Marina Bay Golf Course is the only 18-hole international class public course in Singapore. Singapore is also a paradise for swimmers of all ages. You can do some rounds at any of the pools in the city or just simply plunge in the pool at your Marina hotel.

The world’s first Night Formula One is held in Marina, making this bustling area of Singapore a top destination for all F1 fans. The Marina Sands is Singapore’s first gambling complex. This 50 storey building features a casino, shopping and entertainment mall, art museum and an excellent terrace restaurant for locals and tourists alike.

Marina Sightseeing
Marina Bay offers a memorable Singapore travel experience with plenty of sightseeing opportunities. Most of the attractions are located along the bay, such as the Sands casino, the Fusion Bridge and the Aquatic Center. At the Marina Bay Sands, tourists will not only enjoy the fun-filled experiences of Singapore’s gambling complex, but also the fascinating views from the rooftop. The park above the building provides breathtaking panoramic views of Marina Bay and the city. The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is one of the world’s busiest and most famous art centers and is another must-see destination for all travelers. Various kinds of performances and art exhibitions by both local and international artists are presented in the theater.

Marina Shopping
There is an abundance of shopping opportunities in Marina. All reflect the architecture of a modern city and also within easy access to the MRT. Marina Square is one of the most famous Singapore shopping malls, with over 300 brand name shops, an enormous bowling alley and a cinema. CityLink is Singapore’s first underground walkway that links City Hall MRT station to Marina Square and Suntec City Mall. Along the walkway, tourists will find a range of specialty shops, outlets and cafes. For luxury shopping experience head to Suntec City Mall, a gigantic shopping center and the largest one in Singapore. You can find almost everything you can think of here, from home furnishings, casual cloths to designer brand products. There are even more shopping malls in Marina, such as Raffles City Shopping Center and the Esplanade Mall, just to name a few!

Marina Dining
Marina is home to a wide range of food and beverage outlets. As far as dining is concerned, make Marina your destination. The restaurants along the bay offer inexpensive local and international delicacies with complimentary stunning views of the shoreline. You can choose from Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai and European cuisine. Shopping Malls also have an array of food courts, restaurants or even local and international fast food chains.

Marina Nightlife
Marina’s appeal continues after dusk, as the city has a vibrant nightlife scene with numerous places to enjoy a night out. Some hotspots are the New Asia Bar at the Swissotel Stamford, the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel, the Balaclava, the Oriental Singapore and the 24-hour Insomnia Bar on Victoria Street.

Get more travel info for all places of interest in Singapore, with useful pointers for a pleasant and memorable Singapore travel experience with our Singapore travel guide, as well as Singapore hotel guides to all of the city’s districts including Sentosa, Marina, Orchard, Central and lots more. Should you plan a day or two in Singapore’s Marina, we can help you find your ideal Singapore accommodation with our Marina hotels; incredible rates for  Singapore discount rooms in Changi are available.

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