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Marina Bay

Indulge in the High Life
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2.6 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview:  Located at the southern tip of the island near the CBD, Marina Bay is a playground for indulgences of many kinds. It is home to luxury... more »

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Points of Interest

Leaving Bayfront MRT, enter The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a collection of the most lavish shopping and dining establishments in the country. Stop at premium diamond seller, De Beers Jewellery, which chose the luxury mall for its first boutique in Southeast Asia. Then, peruse the preppy daytime attire on offer at Ralph Lauren's duplex store, the... More

2. Louis Vuitton's Island Maison

Outside The Shoppes at the North Crystal Pavillion, is Louis Vuitton's Island Maison. Find the latest designer items at the fashion house's first Southeast Asian branch. Designed by celebrated architect Peter Marino, the store also features a gallery with artwork by celebrities like Chow Yun Fat, Richard Deacon and Ruben Tolledo.
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Nearby is the ArtScience Museum, a premier destination for international touring exhibitions. Designed as a symbolic gesture of welcome to guests from across the globe, the structure, shaped like a lotus flower, features 10 petal-like 'fingers', each housing a separate gallery.

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10am - 10pm daily

Refuel at the hotel’s fancy dining spots. For the best views of the city, try Sky on 57 at the SkyPark. The establishment serves a high-end mix of local and French cuisine. After, sign up for guided tours of the dazzlingly-designed space.

For something more traditional, try French dining highlight, Guy Savoy. Or opt for CUT by American celebrity... More

Outside the resort and across the highway is the $1 billion Gardens by the Bay which is due to open in June 2012. This superpark is a 100-hectare green zone, which will house a quarter of a million rare plants in domed conservatories and will feature "supertrees", 16-storey tall vertical structures which will give you a bird's eye view... More

6. LeVel33 at Marina Bay Financial Centre

At the nearby Marina Bay Financial Center is restaurant-microbrewery LeVel33, which at 33 levels up is the highest microbrewery in the world and serves up excellent European fare and freshly brewed craft beers.

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Hours :
12pm - Midnight Daily
12pm - 2am on Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday

7. iPreciation Art Gallery

Continue your walk to iPreciation art gallery, at another landmark hotel, The Fullerton, to survey exquisite Asian contemporary art, including adsurdist pieces by Chinese master, Gao Xingjian, sculptures by Taiwanese talent, Ju Ming and environmentally conscious pieces by artist, Tomita Natsumi.

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Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 11am - 3pm
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As the sun goes down, head to the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, an integrated arts centre along the waterfront of Marina Bay. With such unique architecture, discussion is still rife with regard to the two spiked 'shells' of the Esplanade building which is said to have an appearance similar to the eye of a fly or a giant durian (a popular local ... More

Later, hop over to the Pan Pacific. The hotel's lounge, the Royal Room, caters to a well-heeled crowd. Cosy up on the red velvet couches as you sip Kir Royals and savour fancy bar bites like Wagyu beef tataki and Canadian oysters with caviar. Afterward, proceed to dance club, Mink, accessible through the back of Royal Room. In addition to special ... More

If you're not ready to hit the dance floor, move on to the Singapore Flyer. The Ferris wheel will take you a stunning 165m off the ground. As you enjoy views of the city, arrange to sip on a Singapore Sling or even sample a multi-course gourmet meal. When your feet are back on the ground, stroll over the Helix Bridge back to Marina Bay Sands.
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For the ultimate evening experience, dine at Waku Ghin, headed by renowned Australian chef, Tetsuya Wakuda. The Japanese restaurant's degustation dinners are exclusive affairs--the establishment seats only 25 at a time.
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Hours :
Two seatings daily: 6pm and 8.30pm

12. Nightlife at Marina Bay

Before calling it a night, hit Pangaea at the South Crystal Pavilion. The club was started by Michael Ault, who's also responsible for celebrity haunts in New York, London and Miami. Decked out in animal skin and African tribal masks, the interior is a feast for the eyes. Another onsite option is Avalon. Dance the night away at the glamorous club,... More