As part of the Marina Bay and adjacent to the Central Business District in Singapore, Marina South is a peninsula that was formerly a water covered area and later reclaimed from the sea to make way for Marina South and Central.
Home to Gardens by the Bay and Marina Barrage, Marina South is one of the most popular locations to visit during a stay in Singapore.
Marina South Singapore – Gardens by the Bay, MRT & Apartments
Gardens by the Bay is most recognised for its Giant Super Trees, which are 12 ‘enhanced’ trees composed of actual living plants made superior through a steel base. In fact, the architectural concept and design of the trees and the domes won an award for ‘World Building of the Year’ in 2012.
Amongst the popular attractions in the Garden are its two uniquely shaped dome conservatories called the “Flower Dome”, purposely called so because it is in the shape of a lotus flower, and the “Cloud Forest”, which gives visitors a different kind of “forest” experience.
Located in the centre of the city, Marina Barrage is the 15th reservoir in the country and spans the 350 metre long Marina Channel. Started in 2005, Marina Barrage is a freshwater reservoir that, together with Punggol and Serangoon dams, has helped to increase the water catchment areas in Singapore.
Being more than just a remarkable engineering marvel, Marina Barrage is also an attraction which can be enjoyed by all kinds of visitors to Singapore. A unique and extraordinary feature of the dam is its expansive green-roof that it’s used as an area for recreational activities, while serving to decrease temperature within the structure. There is water playground for kids that also provide a stunning view of the city’s skyline.
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