Marina Barrage: This is How Singapore’s Newest "Weekend" Reservoir Looks Like

Saturday, March 07, 2015 0 Comments

Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like

Marina Barrage

Singapore’s latest downtown icon, the Marina Barrage, is one of the most popular reservoirs in this city, which also happens to be the first one to be located in the central area of Singapore. 10,000 hectares of catchment area, this is the Singapore’s largest and most urbanized catchment. Now Is it worth the hype, worth the visit? To answer this, first and only step: visit on a weekend afternoon, bring a picnic mat and a whole lot of camera battery.


Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like

Locals and foreigners germinate around the Marina Barrage during this time, and there are generally nice things to do here that’ll merit a wholesome and winsome weekend occasion. Chill, relax, have fun with the rest of the chilling and relaxing crowd, yes.

Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like

Aside from the Marina Channel and the 10% SG water supply this reservoir is known for, the Marina Barrage is a go to place for arts trails, food and restaurants, wedding pictorials, kite flying and picnic.

Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like

For the arts trail, you can visit the community wall, The Force of Nature, Beneficience 3, Wasser Zylinder, Gold Flow, and Splash @Marina to name a few. Highlights on the rest of Marina Barrage are the Boat Hoist, Marina Bridge, Central Courtyard, Pump House, and Water Playground.

Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like

This place is one of the good ones in Singapore I’d recommend because not only is it a Superior Achievement Awardee kind of place, it also is free! Imagine seeing the Singapore skyline all complete and panoramic, while enjoying the crowd – not bad at all, yes. Recommended for families with kids, young yuppie crowd, close knit small cliques. “Dam” weekend-goto kind of awesome!

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951
Directions:

By Car/Taxi :
To get to Marina Barrage head towards Central Boulevard whether from AYE (East Bound) into MCE (Exit 2) or ECP/KPE (Towards City) into MCE (Exit 3).

Follow the road/directional signs along Central Boulevard towards Marina Gardens Drive (a right turn).

Stay on Marina Gardens Drive passing by first Gardens by the Bay and Satay by the Bay on the left before reaching Marina Barrage.

Alternatively, travel from Rochor/Ophir towards ECP (West Bound) through Sheares Avenue into Central Boulevard.

By Bus :

SBS Bus 400 7:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. (Frequency of 15-20 mins)

From Tanjong Pagar Station: Take bus 400 in front of International Plaza (03223)

From Marina Bay Station and Downtown Station: Take bus 400 at Marina Financial Centre (03391) along Marina Boulevard.

Opening Hours:
Marina Barrage: All day

Information Counter: All days: 9.00am - 9.00pm

Sustainable Singapore Gallery: All days: 9.00am - 9.00pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Barrage Cove: Mon to Fri (closed on Tuesdays): 10:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Sat, Sun, & Public Holidays: 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Sembawang Eating House: All days: 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Bottle Tree Seafood Restaurant: All days: 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. (inc Sun and Public Holidays)

Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like
Marina Barrage:  This is How Singapore’s Newest Weekend Reservoir Looks Like










Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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