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Marina bay v/s Orchard Road?

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Marina bay v/s Orchard Road?

Hi all - in terms of accessibility for a first time visitor, which area is more well connected - marina bay or orchard road?

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1. Re: Marina bay v/s Orchard Road?

None of the above. Chose City Hall............

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2. Re: Marina bay v/s Orchard Road?

What is more happening from a touristy point of view ?

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3. Re: Marina bay v/s Orchard Road?

hi, Orchard road is THE shopping area of Singapore full of malls and lively area. If you are shopaholic then staying in this area would be convenient.

Marina Bay is a much more scenic area around the marina. The view of the water and the cityscape is great especially at night. The area also hosts several attractions: Merlion park, Marina Bay Sands complex, Gardens by the Bay, the Flyer.

Moving around from both areas is easy as both areas have MRT stations.

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4. Re: Marina bay v/s Orchard Road?

I would choose Marina Bay over Orchard Road every time. There was a time when Orchard road had all the top hotels and was hence the place to stay in Singapore, but those days are long gone. Orchard road has malls and little else of interest to tourists. Unless you are here for higher end shopping, of course.

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5. Re: Marina bay v/s Orchard Road?

I agree with Schonefeld and Mankster. I would choose either City Hall/ Marina Bay area simply because it is more vibrant and all the newer tourist attractions are concentrated here. Orchard Road is mainly for shopping but in City Hall/ Marina Bay area, you get to have tourist attractions PLUS shopping. There are so many malls concentrated there too eg. Marina Square, Suntec, Raffles City, Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands.

If you get a nice hotel overlooking the Marina Bay, you will definitely have a great view. In Orchard, Road, the view from the hotel rooms can't compare.

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6. Re: Marina bay v/s Orchard Road?

Another vote for Marina Bay unless you just want to shop.

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