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“Educational short stop”
Review of Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage
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Ranked #54 of 829 things to do in Singapore
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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.
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The barrage is worth the short stroll from the Gardens by the Bay. Though not an attraction, I found the visitor center very educational and worth a short visit. It is also free. You learn about the visionary and engineering feat that went into turning the entire Marina Bay into a freshwater reservoir. The stroll across the barrage bridge takes you into a shaded waterfront park that is worth exploring as well.

Thank Alex T
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

I will strongly recommend a picnic to accentuate the experience. Enjoy strong breeze and beautiful cityscape afar. With a good weather and right mood, enjoy a memorable picnic with your love ones on marina barrage.

Thank Tanjiahui
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

The walk from the Gardens by the Bay all the way down to Marina Barrage is a very hot one, with literally no respite from the sun's glare. You should plan your trip to the Barrage accordingly, possibly even wait until the evening. When you are there, you will find that it is a very educational place, with small exhibits for children and adults alike. Many people come here to fly kites on the top of the Barrage Main Building, as there is certainly a lot of wind around here. The walk across the actual barrage itself is the highlight for me though, it takes around 10 minutes to walk across, and there are 4 or 5 sheltered seating areas positioned across the way, which you can use to shelter from the sun or the rain. It's just a shame that there is not anything to do the other side. You can walk back down to the Singapore Flyer, or turn around and walk back across to the Barrage building. There is also a café and sufficient toilets in the vicinity. Marina Barrage is completely free and is something that young families can do to pass the time (i.e. fly a kite), but there's not much here to interest people of other ages.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Suggest a beautiful walk along the coast starting from the Singapore Flyer to Garden by the Bay and up to the top of marina barrage. Definitely a well designed and well integrated garden. Right at the top of marina barrage, look back and see the aspiration of Singapore - to be a City in a Garden. And in the distance, the towering blocks of commercial buildings in the Central Business District. Visited Jan 2013.

1  Thank Khiam Yeong H
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Finding out the water in Singapore river is fresh! how they manage that! and how they cope with floods is fascinating. A trip to the barrage by water taxi $4 from Clifford, gives the best views of the Flyer, city skyline, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the gardens, the garden domes, apartments and if you're lucky the dragon boat races. Kites are flown at the barrage on the weekends so the sky can be a blaze of colour. Great fountains for water play for the kids as well. You can walk across the barrage or up the top if you're keen. It is a good stop off and only a short walk, via Satay on the Bay (for a drink, snack or meal) to the Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and gardens by the sea.

Thank TnT42
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