Step into the heart of Singapore, the iconic tourist attraction — Marina Bay Sands. You’ll see it in the top lists of Singapore must-visit guides, as well as on postcards. But Singapore’s iconic skyline, with Marina Bay Sands in the spotlight, is more than a destination. Beyond a bucket list attraction, there are actually ton of things to do around Marina Bay Sands, such as picnics, art exhibitions, cafe-hopping, and more.

Photo: Marina Bay Sands

Here’s how you can easily spend a day at Marina Bay Sands.

1. Strolls around the Helix Bridge

Take a leisurely walk along the iconic Helix Bridge, where architectural elegance meets a romantic ambience. As the bridge lights up at night, it offers not just a stroll, but an enchanting journey across the marina. Suitable if you’re looking for a chill walk to end your day with a night view of the Lion City.

Location: Linking between Marina Bay and Marina Centre, Singapore 038981

2. Explore the ArtScience Museum

Immerse yourself in the captivating intersection of art and science at the lotus-shaped building on Marina Bay.

ArtScience Museum houses over 20 creative gallery spaces, interactive exhibitions, and the famous illuminating lights, perfect to take instagram-worthy photos. For entrance, it starts from $46 with various promotions available for local and concession ticket holders. 

ArtScience Museum

Location: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: 10am-7pm

3. Picnic at Marina Barrage


Beyond a dam, Marina Barrage has turned into a recreational hotspot for both locals and tourists.

Escape the bustling city with a cosy little picnic with your friends at the roof top of Marina Barrage. You can also surf kites and explore the surroundings by renting a bike, with park connectors linking Marina Bay Sands to East Coast Park. As the day winds down, don’t miss the opportunity to bask in the beauty of the sunset, casting its warm hues over the cityscapes.

Marina Barrage

Location: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
Opening hours: 24 hours (Information centre: 9am-6pm)

4. Morning Yoga at the Sands SkyPark

On the weekends, embrace serenity with a sunrise yoga sessions at the Sands SkyPark, offering a rejuvenating start to your day. With a breathtaking view of the city, the 45-minute yoga classes are conducted by Virgin Active on top of a 56-stories building.

The yoga session is exclusively available every weekend at $30 per session.

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 56, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Tower 3, Singapore, 018936
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: Closed
Sat-Sun: 7am-7:45am

5. Explore Gardens by the Bay

Supertree Grove. Photo: Gardens by the Bay

Well-known for its massive man-made Supertrees and its kaleidoscope colours lit up at night, the Garden by the Bay showcases a wondrous combination of technology and nature. It’s one of the most famous tourist attractions in Singapore, with free entrance to the iconic Supertree Grove, which comes alive with lights and music after sunset. 

You can also explore their indoor glass conservatories such as the Cloud Forest, Floral Fantasy, and Flower Dome, housing over 32,000 plants. Admission prices begin at $20 per adult.

Gardens by the Bay

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening hours:
Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, SuperTree Observatory: 9am-9pm
Floral Fantasy:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat-Sun,PH: 10am-8pm

6. Shopping at the Shoppes

Indulge in luxury retail therapy at The Shoppes, a curated experience where high-end fashion meets exclusive finds. As you stroll through the shops, you’ll find sampan rides in a “river” inside the mall, a bustling casino, an extensive array of restaurants, and the vibrant atmosphere of Marquee Nightclub. Meanwhile, in the outdoor areas, you can enjoy the spectra light and water shows that happens everyday from 8pm to 9.30pm.

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Location: 8 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018955
Opening hours: 10am-10pm

7. SkyPark Observation Deck

Catch the enchanting views of Singapore’s cityscape on the SkyPark Observation Deck. As the night falls, it becomes a prime spot for witnessing the breathtaking Spectra light and water show, offering an unforgettable evening against the glittering city skyline. Access the deck for $20, or opt for a premium experience with “Sunset in the Sky” starting at $78.

SkyPark Observation Deck

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 56, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Tower 3, Singapore, 018936
Opening hours: 11am-9pm

8. Merlion Park

Merlion Park stands as a popular destination, accentuated by its iconic Merlion statue. This renowned spot offers panoramic views of Marina Bay Sands, the city skyline, and the striking Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay. This waterside haven invites you to take memorable photos with the nation’s landmark and enjoy a walk along the bay.

It is temporarily closed for maintenance for now.

Location: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
Opening hours:

9. Esplanade – Theatres on Bay

About a ten minutes walk from the Merlion Park, you will find Esplanade – Theatres on Bay, an expansive arts and culture centre.

With its distinctive durian-inspired architecture, the theatre provides an intimate setting for a close connection between performers and the audience. Explore a diverse range of experiences, from exclusive performing arts in the theatre to free outdoor live shows highlighting the richness of the nation’s culture, along with guided tours of the building.


Location: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Opening hours: 6am-3am

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