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“Not much to do or see here..”
Review of Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage
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$20.34*
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Admission to Marina Sands Sky Park with 1 way...
Ranked #56 of 870 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 May 23, 2013

It has nothing much to offer besides the view of (possibly) Singapore's largest water reservoir. You'll also see lots of people crowding the grassy areas with picnic stuffs, while having to maneuver around to avoid tripping others' kites.

There's some interesting info inside the air-conned building (can't remember the name anymore). If you're looking for a temporary escape from the heat, do visit that building. Otherwise, have fun picnicking with a gazillion other people.

1  Thank dancingpiggy99
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Marina Barrage is interesting if you are keen to learn about Singapore's remarkable water management system. Otherwise, it is not worth a visit if you are a tourist. There are so many competing "attractions" in Singapore that you can leave Marina Barrage for much later, if at all.

The exhibition itself is educational from a technical point of view. There are some nice colorful displays and the simulation of the water from the bay management system is quite good.

It is, however, a place mainly for students. It is dead quiet in the morning we went. A plus is that, I suppose, and you get plenty of excellent views of the bay area.

1  Thank Chattan_k
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Perfect Hangout place for kite enthusiast ...

Be fantasized by LED lighted night kites on special dates like valentines

1  Thank ChristopherK226
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

I like the open air and space. You can learn how water is treated there. At night there are many people flying kites. Away from the city crowd.

1  Thank jade2367
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

It used to be a water damp in Singapore and was later converted to an kinda open space park in a hill shape where people usually patron to fly kites. Try to reach after 4pm when the daylight is still bright yet the sunlight is not that harsh on you.

The barrage is designed as an uphill shape so there's a little bit of mild climbing. Bring along your kite and wait for good wind to fly it up. Every trip of mine is immensely enjoyable seeing not only my kite but also kites from others that are designed in different shapes and colors. This place has one restaurant as well if you want to spend some dinner time there. Also, it overlooks to the city center as it is located in Maria Bay, the South of Singapore. Therefore you can see Singapore Flyers from afar.

There is one shuttle bus from Marina Bay MRT station to take you to the barrage and the waiting time is around 15-20mins. Entrance is free but this place is more popular among locals or those who have lived in Singapore for a while rather than tourists considering the fact that there're other interesting places for tourists to visit in a short stay of few days.

1  Thank JodyNg
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