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Marina Bay, Singapore

Posted by on December 1, 2013

Marina bay is located in Singapore City and most tourists visit this area to see Merlion and the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. I walked around Marina Bay mainly to see the architecture and to visit the Skypark on top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

The first place of interest I visited, just like all the other tourists, was Merlion, symbol of Singapore. You can’t visit Singapore without seeing this, although it only is a statue. But what a crowded place! Many tourists walk from the Colonial Quarter to Merlion and then back. I decided to walk around Marina Bay and completed the 3.5 km Waterfront Promenade, barely seeing any tourist, which was very nice.

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Merlion in front of the skyscrapers of Singapore

Halfway I visited Singapore Skypark on top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. I can advise to visit the Skypark at 10:00, 14:00 or 21:00, because then there is a guided tour to the infinity pool area where usually only guests of the hotel have access to. Other times of the day access is limited to the observation deck at the northern part of the building. From the Skypark I had a wonderful view over Marina Bay and Singapore City. A pity that I wasn’t allowed to take a dip in the infinity pool or Jacuzzis, overlooking Singapore City. Tickets for the Skypark are S$20 for adults.

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The Skypark on top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel

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The infinity pool of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel with Singapore in the background

Back at ground floor I continued my walk over the Helix Bridge to the Formula 1 paddock. Honestly that wasn’t very special, because it only is used late September. Unfortunately the Gardens by the Bay were still under construction, so I couldn’t visit that yet. I did visit the nearby located Singapore Flyer by night that also gives a nice view over Marina Bay, but I preferred the Skypark which is higher, in open air and much cheaper.

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The Singapore Flyer


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