THE MARINA BAY district is probably the first district that comes to mind when you think of Singapore. With the massive investment received, Marina Bay Sands is undergoing a transformation into a luxury travel and hospitality destination.
Quoted from the Singapore Tourism Board recently, this district is transforming and always innovating to present various exciting attractions, for holidays with new and unforgettable experiences for tourists.
The rapid development in the Marina Bay district cannot be separated from the history of this district which was once a water area. In 1971, a reclamation project was initiated to meet the land needs of the community’s growing population.
Marina Bay was designed as the location for major events and Singapore’s national celebrations in 1987. In 1994, the 38-hectare Marina Bay district was formed. In the late 1990s, the total area of Marina Bay was 360 hectares.
Business and tourism skyscrapers continue to grow in Marina Bay, in keeping with Marina Bay’s slogan “Explore. Exchange. Entertain. Singapore”.
Here are some recommended activities that can be done when traveling to Marina Bay Singapore:
Stay in luxury hotels
International chain luxury hotels offer an unforgettable stay for your holiday in Singapore. There are three well-known luxury hotels in the Marina Bay district, such as Marina Bay Sands, The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore, and PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay.
Gardens by the Bay
The combination of plants, architecture, and technology makes a very beautiful garden and becomes an interesting attraction. Tourists can see the beauty of 1.5 million flowers and trees at Gardens by The Bay. This place is one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Singapore.
Travelers can head to the Supertree Observatory to see the sights of Singapore; a visit to the Flower Dome, an exhibition of flowers that are in full bloom; climb the Cloud Forest, the world’s largest indoor waterfall surrounded by plants; and take pictures at Floral Fantasy where flowers are arranged in such a way as to become a garden that looks like in a fairy tale.
Gardens by the Bay has restaurants, gift shops, to attractive outdoor picnic packages. Visitors can also take part in entertaining regular and seasonal events such as Garden Rhapsody, a music and light show that illuminates the Supertree daily at 7:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., archery, gardening, flower arrangement and annual Christmas at the Gardens events. cheerful one.
Shopping at Marina Bay Sands
Shopping is one of the interesting activities to do at Marina Bay. You can visit The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands shopping center which is home to the world’s luxury brands.
One of the famous outlets at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is the Louis Vuitton Island Maison which has a futuristic-style building made of crystal and surrounded by water.
Apart from Louis Vuitton Island Maison, another well-known outlet at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is the Apple Store which only opened at the end of 2020.
In addition, there is also a Video Wall at The Forum, a large screen that is planned to be a meeting place for musicians, artists, and creators in Singapore.
Besides Marina Bay Sands, other shopping centers that are no less interesting in Marina Bay include Marina Square, Suntec City, Raffles City, and Marina Bay Link Mall.
Dining at Marina Bay
Marina Bay is the best place to have an amazing dining experience. Many of the restaurants here offer quality food, excellent service, and beautiful views; such as at CE LA VI, LeVel33, and Punjab Grill.
World class event
Marina Bay is the host of various big and well-known events in Singapore. This event is regularly held every year and becomes a magnet for local and foreign tourists.
One of the most awaited is the F1 Singapore Grand Prix. The streets of Marina Bay have turned into the prestigious F1 circuit. Uniquely, Mari Bay Street is the first street circuit in Asia. The F1 Singapore Grand Prix has been held regularly since 2008 and always at night.
Apart from automotive and car racing lovers, everyone can enjoy this race, because there are always guest stars from famous international musicians who entertain the audience. It’s time to experience a one-night stand in Singapore.
You can also enjoy other sights such as Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, Singapore’s largest New Year’s fireworks display center and the Singapore Comic-Con party for comic and animation lovers.
No less exciting free shows can be enjoyed at the Esplanade outdoor theatre, which usually features musicians. You can also visit the Sands Expo and Convention Center which has been transformed into a Hybrid Event Broadcast Studio.
Singapore’s iconic building
There are many buildings in the iconic Marina Bay district that are a reflection of Singapore such as the Helix Bridge, Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade.
Family friendly tourist spot
For those of you who are traveling with family, the Marina Bay District also has a variety of family-friendly tourist attractions and places.
You can take your children to visit the ArtScience Museum to play and learn using interactive installations. There is also the National Gallery Singapore which has 8,000 collections on Singaporean and Asian civilizations.
Next is the Marina Barrage, which can be used as an outdoor playground for fun activities such as cycling, kite flying, and picnics. You can also take your children to try new experiences by cruising from Marina Bay Cruise Centre.
Meanwhile, Singapore is currently running the SG Clean campaign to ensure hygiene standards in public areas of various industries, including the MICE, tourism and food service industries.
SG Clean is made for the safety and comfort of everyone, including those of you who visit Singapore, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the number of vaccine recipients in Singapore reaches more than 85% of the population. [antaranews/photo special]