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“Great for a picnic and to play around.”
Review of Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage
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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.
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“Great for a picnic and to play around.”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We didn't know what to expect and only decided last minute to visit this place when we alighted at Marina Bay MRT station and found nothing else nearby. There is a bus stop near which has a free shuttle bus running about every 30 minutes that takes you straight to the barrage - it is way too far to walk and the route is through nothing but construction sites. The bus ride take about 10 minutes.

It's free to enter the place and although there is the informational side of the barrage, we decided to walk up and have a look around. If you don't want to walk up the grassy or paved circular ramp, there's an elevator nearby. There were plenty of local teenagers flying kites and many people having makeshift picnics, or just lounging around. The view of Marina Bay Sands, the Flyer and the city skyline is very good from the top, but it is a long way to go for a look, if you're not flying a kite or having a picnic. We did see a wedding couple taking photos here, so unless you're doing that too, you'll probably get a better view from the top of the Flyer or Sands Sky park.

Visited March 2012
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“Interesting and breezy”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Great views of the skyline, an informative insight into Singapore's water story and a breezy roof-top lawn, plus interesting architecture makes for a nice afternoon out.

Visited February 2012
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“Feat of engineering. Manicured and manufactured sight-seeing.”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

It is an engineering masterpiece, creating a reservoir where it was previously the sea. The Barrage is a nice scenic spot for a picnic and a good open space for kite-flying but a little too "manufactured" for me.

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“Nothing to see.”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Very average attraction. An ok photo op of the Singapore skyline. That's about it.

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“Excellent chill out”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Great place for family picnic and kite flying. Great scenery at night, the lights of marina bay sand is gorgeous !

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