Marina Barrage: Kite Flying and Picnic – Singapore

Marina Barrage and one of the best views in Singapore

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Marina Barrage is a large green area with a sea barrage that makes the Bay Area calm and pleasant for leisure activities, and itself offers the best opportunity for kite flying in Singapore. It is also an ideal place for picnics and photoshoots with the Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Eye, and the Bay with its skyscrapers in the background.

It is one of the off the beaten path attractions close to the city center. For general travel info, check out our Singapore Travel Guide as well!

The dam itself is made up of 9 gigantic, 27 meters high, steel-crest gates that spread across the Marina Channel and has its own solar park that generates about 50% of electricity necessary for the operation during day time. This 350 meters long extraordinary dam created the 15th reservoir of the country.

Marina Barrage - Singapore off the beaten path sights

How to get there

The easiest way is to take bus 400 from Tanjong Pagar Station or from Marina Bay MRT Station. There is also a carpark located nearby.

Alternatively, you can walk through the Gardens by the Bay, but the new MRT station will highly increase the accessibility of the Marina Barrage and reduce walking time.

Opening hours: all day.

View from the damn

Marina Barrage Picnic on the Green Roof

The grassy area on the top of the Barrage is perfect for picnics, photo sessions or for a pleasant stroll. It is also wheelchair and stroller accessible. For group and private events, you need to book the space beforehand.

Cool fact: the Green Roof uses 100% recycled plastics and eco-friendly drainage cells!

The green for of the Marina Barrage is perfect for Kite flying or picnic

Marina Barrage Kite Flying

Locals favorite activity on the dam beside hangouts is flying kites!

Where to buy kites at Marina Barrage

Besides the small food stalls, the barrage has a kite shop as well.

Flying kite

Water Park

The Water Playground has one of the best views of the Singapore city skyline and the green roof offers a pleasant shade during the hot sunny days.

We personally liked more the The Children’s Garden by the Far East Organization at Gardens by the Bay.

Sustainable Singapore Gallery

The informative gallery about sustainability is also located at the same venue.

Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm daily (closed on Tuesdays)

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