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“Should rank higher as a tourist spot”
Review of Marina Barrage

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Owner description: Be captivated by the bright lights of the Singapore Flyer and the Central Business District skyline against the sky at sunset, reflected in the still waters of the Marina Barrage. This Reservoir in the City was created with three key benefits, to provide water supply, flood control and a lifestyle attraction.
kuala lumpur
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“Should rank higher as a tourist spot”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

First saw it on tv as it was a pit stop in Amazing Race Asia. It's a dam, something like the Thames Barrier in London and was built to control the river water level and prevent floods. The most interesting exhibit in the very educational and well designed first floor gallery was a mechanical scaled-down model of the barrage with water and all to show how the dam functions. The building with its curved ramp that one can walk on up to the top/green roof and the views from it are quite spectacular and the best thing is that it's all free. Certainly worth a visit and it's very close to Gardens By The Bay.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Kite flying, picnic, people watching”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

The family drove there on Sunday evening. Had to wait about 10 mins for a parking lot. There were quite a number of cars waiting but the turnover was quite fast.
Lovely view of the Singapore Flyer, the Central Business District and Suntec.
The rooftop field was pretty crowded - many groups with picnic mats full of food & beverages, a couple of dog owners, lots of kite flyers running around trying to get the kites up and flying, a few frisbees. People were gathered just there, determined to enjoy each others company while enjoying the view & the breeze.
At the ground floor, children can have fun at the water jets & fountains. More than enough room for all. We enjoyed a slow & relaxing evening.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great views, and educational too!”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

A very interesting concept to open up a public works facility as an attraction. Learn about Singapore's water story, whilst roaming the roof terrace and barrage itself to enjoy wonderful views of the Singapore city skyline.

Visited May 2013
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“A pleasent experience”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Walked along the river through Garden by the bay east and crossed the Marina Barrage in scorching sun.The cafe on the first floor was a big relief, It serves breverages and snacks at a resonable price and offers a very nice view of the barrage the river and the sea.The terrace garden on the top also has a great view and is used by people to fly kites.Spending an hour in the evening here is worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great photography set but nothing more”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

I think my title sums it all... This place is great for photography enthusiast especially in the evening where you can have a full view of light at marina bay sands, singapore flyers, and surrounding buildings ready to be photograph..

Nothing more to add really.. It's pretty dull and not much to do or see..

Visited August 2012
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