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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.

The People's Bay