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Marina Bay

By: kimberly on 07 Feb 2012
Address:
20 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039805

Contact:
(+65) 6500 5411

Website:
www.marina-bay.sg

The hottest lifestyle destination in Singapore, Marina Bay, is located to the south east of Singapore, in the vicinity of the Central Business District in Raffles Place. It offers gorgeous panoramic views, cultural and theatrical performances, a vast array of shopping and dining options, as well as excellent photo opportunities and exciting recreational activities.

Marina Bay comprises three areas: Marina Bay itself, Marina South and Marina Centre, of which the last two are actually built on recently reclaimed land. Marina Centre is the main shopping belt of the area, where shopping malls including Millennia Walk, Suntec City and Marina Square are located. Indulge in retail therapy here, and if the shops are still too few for your liking, check out the new Marina Bay Sands for a session of shopping in luxury.

The Marina Bay Sands is Singapore's first integrated resort and the world's most expensive casino property, a three-tower building connected by a 1 hectare sky terrace, the Sands SkyPark. The SkyPark not only promises outstanding panoramas of the city, but is also home to the world's longest elevated swimming pool, with a 146 metre vanishing edge, perched 191 metres from the ground. Marina Bay Sands offers luxury shopping and idyllic sampan rides in The Shoppes, Singapore's first large-scale luxury shopping destination. Try your luck at the casino's table games, electronic table games or slot machines and stand a chance to win big! Indulge in gastronomic feasts at the restaurants, sampling offerings from celebrity chefs, and other culinary delights. 

If you're searching for the perfect snapshot to capture Singapore's skyline, head over to the Singapore Flyer and capture Singapore's skyline in panorama. While shots of Singapore's skyline in the day are generally picturesque, night scenes are equally beautiful, especially when the entire city lights up the night sky. Make your long-cherished dreams of becoming a pilot come true with the Flight Experience, where you get to be in the cockpit and take control of a plane in a fantastically real simulation experience. Navigate your way from one of the leading airports in the world to another, practising advanced manoeuvres or just making sure you nail your landing. It's an experience not to be missed!

Another vantage point to snap shots from (and of) is the iconic Helix Bridge, which is a must-see in terms of architectural and engineering significance. Linking Marina Centre to Marina South and Marina Bay, its double helix structure (hence the name) is especially amazing at night, when it is fully illuminated.

Catch famous productions such as the Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Chicago at the Esplanade - Theatres at The Bay when they are in town, or treat your senses to the beautiful sounds of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra or the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir for your dose of high culture.

Visit the Marina Bay to sate your desire for cultural performances, shopping, delectable food, panoramic views, and indulge yourself in your childhood dreams and perhaps even multiply your fortunes.

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