Marina Barrage is a 350-meter long dam built across the marine channel where five flowing bodies of water merge. It is more than a reservoir with a recreational centre, where the visitors can go to the hangout and enjoy the day. Marina Barrage is made to fulfil the growing water demand of Singapore. It is the 15th reservoir of Singapore and provides about 10% water of the city demand. This is the first urban freshwater reservoir.
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Tel: +65 6514 5959
MRT: Get down at Bayfront MRT Station and a 20-minute walk from there, alight at Marina Bay and or Downtown MRT Station and take bus 400
Car: You can go from Central Boulevard, Marina Coastal Expressway, and ECP also.
The Marina Barrage's roof has an elevated green area with the size of about 4 football fields. This area is very famous amongst children & families and poses as a great picnic spot. The grass and soil on the roof help in getting down the temperature by 3-degree centigrade. One can enjoy the paranormal view of the cityscape; Singapore Flyer, the magnificent Marina Bay Sands, the amazing Gardens by The Bay and its cloud forest conservatory from the roof.
The Marina Barrage is a place for relaxation and a break from the busy city life. The Marina Barrage provides Water Storage and Flood Control system with beautiful multi-purpose attraction to roam around with peace. The green roof is also accessible from the main complex by a lift.
Marina Barrage has nine steel crests, which releases the water into the sea and prevents the flood coming into the city during heavy rains.
The Solar Park has 400 panels, which are providing electricity to the reservoir in the night. This is the largest collection of solar panels in Singapore. Sustainable Singapore Gallery is a place where you can find illustrations of environment with multimedia display that shows water issues and interactive exhibits and games. The reservoir has won many awards for its engineering and sustainability.
Marina Barrage also has a fountain area which is a nice spot for children to play around and enjoy the shower. The area also has jogging and cycling paths. One can enjoy the view of the water over beautiful sunsets.