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Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage

Singapore is a cosmopolitan island nation which offers plenty of excitement and fun for both young and old. Amidst this busy metropolis, you will find various family-friendly attractions such as Marina Barrage, a reservoir with a catchment area of 10,000 hectares.

Located in the centre of the city, this extraordinary dam is the 15th reservoir in the country and spans the 350 metres 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.

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Made up of 9 gigantic, 88 foot, steel-crest gates, the engineering is world-class is also one that utilizes eco-friendly design features that include its solar park that uses solar energy to generate about 50% of electricity necessary for the operation during day time.

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 the temperature within the structure. There is a water playground for kids that also provide a stunning view of the city’s skyline.

The other places of interests include the Marina Bridge, which stretches across the central courtyard and reservoir and offers the best vantage point.

The marina basin has a constant water level which is not altered by tides and offers sports fanatics a perfect spot for such activities such as Windsurfing, Kayaking and boating.

Marina Barrage also has a cafe, restaurant and is also home to the Singapore Gallery which takes an educational and entertaining look into the eco-friendly and eco-sustainable measures utilised in Singapore.

To get to Marina Barrage, take bus 400 from Tanjong Pagar Station. There is also a carpark located nearby.

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