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Marina Bay

Marina Bay

Centrepiece of Singapore’s Urban Transformation

With land reclamation works beginning only in the 1970s, the waterfront Marina Bay district is a testament to our nation’s progress. The glittering skyscrapers of the Central Business District are surrounded by a multitude of world-class leisure destinations and civic spaces for the community, truly making it the People’s Bay.

The idea of Marina Bay first took shape in the 1970s, when city’s planners envisioned an expansion of the city centre to accommodate Singapore’s status as a business and financial hub. Our place management efforts help to push Marina Bay beyond physical transformations, with the creation and enhancement of public spaces, as well as the programming of events and activities to inject buzz and vibrancy into the area.

There’s plenty to feast your eyes on at Marina Bay. An array of architectural masterpieces dot the waterfront, such as Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and Marina Bay Sands. Next to it is Gardens by the Bay, filled with over 100 hectares of flourishing greenery and unique structures such as the Supertree Grove.

Marina Bay is also where a variety of large-scale events such as the National Day Parade, River Hongbao, Marina Bay Singapore Countdown and i Light Marina Bay light art festival are held. These bring diverse aspects of the community together in open, green public spaces.

Find out more about the Marina Bay story.


Marina Bay Singapore Countdown

The best view of the New Year fireworks is undoubtedly found at Marina Bay. But before the clock strikes 12, there’s plenty to do in the area, which may include musical performances, picnics and carnivals. The festivities extended into the Civic District for the first time in 2016, as the car-free streets were buzzing with diverse activities such as flea markets and a night workout party.

A synchronised display of façade projections and festive lighting by buildings around Marina Bay will add to the visual showcase through the night.

i Light Marina Bay

This annual sustainable light art festival sees visually stunning light installations illuminate the waterfront, complemented by a line-up of exciting activities and programmes.

Wander among the art installations by local and international artists, and marvel at how they push the limits of creativity, while encouraging sustainable development with their works.



Event Application

Certain public spaces in Marina Bay require approval from us to stage large-scale celebrations and activities. 
Find out how to submit an event application and more important information for event organisers. 

Filming and Photography Application

A permit is required for applicants who wish to carry out filming/photography at public spaces we manage within Marina Bay.
To apply, please submit the filming/photography application form with supporting documents.

Food Truck Application

Apply to operate a food truck at designated locations around Marina Bay.

The People's Bay