Most visitors take advantage of the leisure and recreational opportunities at the barrage, including walking, skating, and biking across the barrage, taking in city views, enjoying picnics, or flying kites from the grass-covered rooftop, and cooling off at the Water Playground. Water recreation, including kayaking, boating, and dragon boating, is also popular in the reservoir. Marina Barrage is featured on several sightseeing tours of Singapore, including walking, biking, and Segway tours. It’s also easy to visit independently. Tours of the barrage are also available.
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Things to know before you go
It’s free to visit the Marina Barrage.
There is a shop on site that sells snacks, drinks, kites, and picnic items.
Smoking and alcohol consumption are not permitted at the barrage.
Pets are permitted in the outdoor areas, though not at the Water Playground.
How to get there
Marina Barrage is located near Gardens by the Bay and accessible via a 10-minute walk along a path. Bus Service 400 stops nearby and can be taken from Tanjong Pagar, Marina Bay, or Downtown MRT stations. There’s also parking on-site, as well as a taxi stand.
When to get there
Marina Barrage is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sunset is a popular time for kite flying and enjoying the views. Guided tours are available daily (except Tuesdays) and take around an hour. The information center is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm, and the Water Playground is open from 9 am or 12:30 pm to 9 pm.
The Solar Park at the Marina Barrage contains one of the largest collections of solar panels in Singapore, with 405 panels that supply all the daytime electricity requirements for the offices and galleries in the barrage. Visitors can visit the Sustainable Singapore Gallery at the barrage to learn more about this and other sustainability initiatives. The gallery is open every day but Tuesday from 9 am and 6 pm, with an hour lunch break between 12 pm and 1 pm. Guided tours are also available.
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