Marina Bay Sands is one of the largest integrated leisure, commercial and residential developments in the world. With a gross built-up area of 4.8 million square feet and more than 200 towers ranging from 30 to 218 storeys in height, Marina Bay Sands is a true city within a city. The development offers residents and visitors to be part of some of the most stunning architecture and landscapes in the world. This guide aims to give you an overview of everything there is to see and do at marina bay sands.
How to get to Marina Bay Sands
The development is located just a short distance from the city centre, with the closest MRT stations being Bayfront station, Expo or Promenade station. Other notable nearby landmarks include the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino, the Esplanade Theatres and the Bayfront Park. Public transport may not be the best choice for exploring Marina Bay Sands, as taxis and private cars are more convenient. A journey by taxi would cost around S$200, while the same journey by public transport would take around an hour. Public transport can be a good choice if you have a lot of luggage and/or are sightseeing around Singapore.
Where to Stay at Marina Bay Sands
There are a number of hotels, serviced apartments and Residences located within the development itself, as well as in adjacent districts. A few notable hotels include The Ascott, The InterContinental Singapore, Hotel Oasis and Resorts World Sentosa. Other notable serviced apartments include Silver Lake Suites, Silverlake Residences, Silverlake Serviced Residences and Silverlake Vistas.
Things to Do at Marina Bay Sands
When the sun sets, the Marina Bay Sands Skyline Viewing Platform turns into one of the top attractions in Singapore. The platform offers stunning views of the Marina Bay Sands skyline and Singapore’s Marina Bay, as well as the city’s skyline, the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino. Another interesting feature is the Singapore Skyline Dance Hall, which is a 10-minute multimedia show with an interesting story line.
Top 7 attractions in Marina Bay Sands
Suminato Fine Arts Singapore – The world-renowned building designed by Herzog & de Meuron that houses some of the most advanced technology in the world. It is also the most visited building in Singapore. The Singapore Flyer and Singapore Skyline Viewing Platforms – The Singapore Flyer, also known as the world’s longest span footbridge, offers one of the most memorable experiences you can have in Singapore. The Singapore Skyline Viewing Platform, one of the most popular attractions in Marina Bay Sands, offers stunning views of the Singapore Skyline. The Esplanade Theatres – The four Esplanade Theatres are the most visited attractions in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. They are a blend of traditional Burmese style and modern architecture. The Bay Front Park – With a 37-metre-high statue of a mythical beast and a 600-metre-long walkway, the Bay Front Park is an interesting place to visit. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino – This is the largest hotel in Singapore, and also the most expensive. It features two 11-storey towers and a 5-storey podium. It covers a total area of more than 2500 square metres.
Sumitomo Fine Arts Singapore (Sfa Singapore)
Suminato Fine Arts is the only building in Singapore that houses a fine arts museum. Designed by renowned Japanese architect Ando Tadao, the building was named after the sponsors of the structure—Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Fine Arts. The Sumitomo Fine Arts Singapore is housed in a beautiful glass and steel structure. As the name suggests, the museum focuses on fine arts, hence the name of the building. Inside, you will find a wide range of artworks from various eras and cultures, along with an audio-visual presentation to explain their origins. The museum also has an outdoor sculpture garden, which is a favourite amongst visitors.
Singapore Flyer and Singapore Skyline Viewing Platforms
The Singapore Flyer is a 630-metre-long footbridge that spans across Marina Bay. It is one of the most popular attractions in Singapore, and also one of the world’s longest bridges. The Singapore Flyer offers a birds’ eye view of Marina Bay Sands, as well as the Marina Bay and Singapore Flyer Hotels. You can also book a ride on the Singapore Flyer—a four-minute ride that costs S$35. The Singapore Skyline Viewing Platform is located on the top of Marina Bay Sands, and offers stunning views of the Marina Bay skyline and the Singapore Skyline.
The Esplanade Theatres
The Esplanade Theatres are the most visited attractions in Marina Bay Sands. They are a blend of traditional Burmese style and modern architecture. The four theatres are located on the waterfront and are dedicated to world-class performances. The theatre has all the latest facilities to ensure that you have a memorable experience.
Bay Front Park
The Bay Front Park is located on the waterfront and has a 37-metre-high statue of a mythical beast and a 600-metre-long walkway. The park is dedicated to nature and wildlife conservation, making it a popular destination for nature lovers. The park also features a fountain with water jets that are synchronized to music.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino
This is the largest hotel in Singapore and also the most expensive. It features two 11-storey towers and a 5-storey podium. It covers a total area of more than 2500 square metres. The hotel, casino and retail outlets are embedded in one complex, making it one of the most popular places for shopping in Singapore. The hotel is considered one of the finest in the world. The suites, with their magnificent views of the city and sea, are a favourite among visitors.eals Singapore