Marina Barrage

Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Singaporean ingenuity in action, Marina Barrage is both a flood-control dam of the Marina Channel and a gorgeous park with commanding skyline views. The on-site Sustainable Singapore Gallery (9am to 6pm Wednesday to Monday), includes fascinating photos and archival footage of the Singapore River before its extreme makeover, as well as a nifty working model of the Marina Barrage itself. The park's lawn is dotted with locals flying their colourful kites.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay attractions

1. Gardens by the Bay


Singapore's 21st-century botanical garden is a S$1 billion, 101-hectare fantasy land of space-age biodomes, high-tech Supertrees and whimsical sculptures…

2. Sands SkyPark Observation Deck


Marina Bay Sands' cantilevered observation deck offers a sweeping, bird's-eye view of the city's landmarks, including Gardens by the Bay and the ever…

3. Singapore Flyer

0.76 MILES

Las Vegas' High Roller may have since stolen its 'World's Biggest Observation Wheel' title, but Singapore's 165m-tall Ferris wheel continues to serve up a…

4. Marina Bay Sands

0.82 MILES

Designed by Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie, Marina Bay Sands is a sprawling hotel, casino, mall, theatre, exhibition and museum complex. Star of the…

5. Helix Bridge

0.82 MILES

Known for its distinctive double helix structure, the bridge links Marina Bay Sands with the City Hall and Esplanade shopping districts. It also has…

6. ArtScience Museum

0.85 MILES

Designed by prolific Moshe Safdie and looking like a giant white lotus, the lily pond–framed ArtScience Museum hosts major international travelling…

7. Red Dot Design Museum

0.99 MILES

After bidding farewell to its former bright red Chinatown location, the Red Dot Museum's new home is sleek, modern and smack on the banks of Marina Bay…

8. Six Brushstrokes

1.09 MILES

Swing by to check out these six aluminium sculptures by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.