Our Evolving Urban Skyline : Marina Bay
Our Evolving Urban Skyline : Marina Bay
Marina Bay, 2015
Marina Bay, 1977
Marina Bay was planned as a seamless extension to Singapore's Central Business District (CBD) at Raffles Place and to realise the vision of a Garden City by the Bay. It is envisioned as a vibrant 24/7, environmentally-friendly place where people can live, work and play.
3.5km long waterfront promenade
Marina Bay's 3.5km long waterfront promenade, which includes the Helix Bridge and Jubilee Bridge, provides visitors with a seamless, barrier-free walking experience to the necklace of attractions around the Bay.
Reclamation of the Marina Bay area begins.
Marina Bay, 1981
Development parcels at Marina Bay are based on an urban grid pattern to ensure good connectivity while maintaining flexibility and efficiency in catering to different building types.
Sites at the Bay area are zoned ‘white’ to allow developers greater autonomy in creating developments to serve different uses such as housing, offices, shops, hotels, recreation facilities and community spaces.
Early Entry Point to Singapore
Clifford Pier, 2009
Officially opened in 1933, Clifford Pier replaced Johnston’s Pier as the first point of entry into Singapore for early immigrants.
Red Lamp Pier
As a guide to seafarers, a red oil lamp used to hang at the end of the pier so Clifford Pier is also affectionately referred to as Red Lamp Pier - 红灯码头 (Chinese), Ang Teng (Hokkien), Lampu Merah (Malay).
1925 - 1928
Fullerton Hotel & One Fullerton, 2011
Construction of the neoclassical building took approximately three years and it sat at the mouth of the Singapore River.
An Illustrious History
One of the most prominent historic architecture at Marina Bay, the building was once home to The Exchange, Chamber of Commerce, The Singapore Club, various government agencies, and was used as a hospital before serving as the nation’s General Post Office. It was redeveloped into The Fullerton Hotel in 1997.
The signature skyline of Marina Bay’s Financial Centre is the result of careful sculpting to create a unique three-dimensional layered effect with lower buildings in front and taller buildings at the back.
Tallest Buildings in Marina Bay
Former Asia Insurance Building
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2
The Sail @ Marina Bay
| 245 metres
CBD skyline, 2013
Reaching New Heights in Entertainment
Marina Bay Sands, 2012
Opened in 2010, Marina Bay Sands consists of three 55-storey hotel blocks, and various entertainment, dining and recreational attractions such as the ArtScience Museum and The Shoppes within its vicinity.
It is topped off by a SkyPark that measures 340m, which is as long as the height of the Eiffel Tower!
Gardens by the Bay
Aerial view of Gardens by the Bay
Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay was designed with environmental sustainability in mind. Several of the Supertrees have photovoltaic cells on their canopies to harvest solar energy for lighting at night, while horticultural waste from the Gardens and around Singapore is used as a fuel source to cool the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Rainfall and water run-off from the Gardens are captured in the lakes and naturally cleansed by aquatic plants before being discharged into Marina Reservoir. The Gardens has transformed what was once barren land reclaimed from the sea into a thriving ecosystem teeming with biodiversity. It offers a glimpse into a sustainable future where urban development co-exists in harmony with nature.
Reservoir in the Heart of the City
Aerial view of Marina Barrage
Photo credit: PUB
Marina Barrage was built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, creating Singapore’s 15th reservoir and the first in the heart of the city.
Water Catchment Area
- 10,000 hectares – one-sixth the size of Singapore
- Largest and most urbanised catchment on the island
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 2011
Completed in 2001, The Esplanade consists of a concert hall and performing arts theatre. The Esplanade’s concert hall is one of the world’s most advanced performance venues with state-of-the-art acoustics.
Marina Bay - How Much Do You Know?
Fireworks at Marina Bay
360 hectares of land (size of 400 soccer fields)
The time it took to build Marina Bay to what it is today.
Marina Bay plays host to countless celebrations and events like Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, River Hongbao, National Day Parade, F1 Singapore Grand Prix Night Race, 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.
Visit Marina Bay’s Website to find out more