If you’re heading to Singapore any time soon it’s inevitable that you’ll be spending a fair amount of time around the Bay area. So here’s our guide to the most iconic spots near the waterfront and all of those top things to do in Marina Bay, Singapore.
Our 12 Best Things To Do In Marina Bay Singapore
1. Gardens By The Bay
The home of the incredible Supertrees and one of the most famous gardens in the world. GBTB should be top of your Singapore to do list – let alone the Marina Bay area.
To get all the low down on Gardens By The Bay, such as prices and tips on visiting, you can read our Gardens By The Bay Singapore – A Tourist Guide here.
2. The Merlion Of Singapore
One of the most iconic statues in the world. Depicted as a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish. It’s the countries famous mascot and national personification of Singapore. The Singapore Merlion is definitely worthy of a quick selfie and there are actually three located around the city – can you find them all?
3. Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay
Singapore’s arts and culture hub. Consisting of a separate concert hall, theatre and outdoor performance area, Theatres On The Bay is the perfect place to catch a dramatic show for all those live performance lovers out there.
4. Ride The Singapore Flyer
Singapore’s answer to the London Eye. Standing at 165m tall, if you want a true panoramic view of the city then this is place to find it.
5. Walk The Helix Bridge
A modern bridge linking two parts of the Bay. Built in the shape of a curved DNA structure this work of art not only makes for a great city viewing point but comes alive at night time. This one also comes free, as one of the things to do in Marina Bay.
6. Marina Bay Sands Hotel
If you’re visiting Singapore you’re going to want to check out the crazy complex that is – Marina Bay Sands Hotel. With it’s famous sky high swimming pool (available to hotel guests only) and many other attractions inside. Marina Bay Sands is definitely worth a visit.
7. Rent Scooters And Explore
All of the above and more can be explored by renting one of the nifty electric scooters that can be found on offer around the Bay area. They are a little expensive though. Most of them charging around S$30 per hour!
8. Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands
You can get a feel for the Marina Bay Sands itself by going to the shopping mall right beneath the hotel itself.
9. The Art Science Museum
Featuring different styles of art each season, this Art Science Museum has become one of the top tourist things to do in Marina Bay. Not only that, you can’t help but notice the huge lotus shaped building and it’s very own lotus garden located at the foot of the Museum.
10. Watch The Sunset Over The City
After cruising around the beautiful bay and ticking off all the top spots, you can watch the sun go down behind the cityscape. Which leads onto our next thing to do…
11. Stroll The City By Night
A walk across the helix bridge at night gives on of the best views of the city and a great opportunity to take that postcard photo! Then once you’ve caught the city by night, hang around for the famous light show..
12. Light Show Marina Bay
Some of the most beautiful and memorable moments we spent in Singapore where at The Incredible Singapore Light Shows. Which you can gather all the times and locations for here. The Light Show Marina Bay was one of the most beautiful things we’ve experienced.
Luxury – Marina Bay Sands – One of the most famous hotels in the world and the only place to stay if you’re looking to sleep in style when arriving in Singapore.
Mid-Budget – Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay – Perfectly located in one of centrals coolest spots. Clarke Quay’s Holiday Inn offers an amazing night’s stay at a fair price. You can read our review here.
Backpacker – Blue Jazz Hostel – A cheap and cheerful stay in an ideal location for exploring Singapore.
You can also check out the prices of other places to stay in Singapore here.
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