All you need to know about Marina Barrage in Singapore
Between the reclaimed lands of Marina East and Marina South lies the Marina Barrage, a dam that has created the new Marina freshwater reservoir. It now acts as a water source, flood control, and a new lifestyle attraction. As Singapore receives more than 100 inches of rainfall annually, floods are a regular occurrence in low-lying portions. With the barrage now erected, the water levels remain consistent all year round. Besides acting as a flood control measure, the barrage is also a crucial source of water supply in Singapore and not so important, a lifestyle attraction.
Guided tours are available at the visitor center, with 5 tours on weekdays and 3 on each weekend and public holidays. The view of downtown Singapore from the bridge holding the dam together is that of the iconic Marina Bay city skyline, offering a great photo opportunity. The information center houses a wealth of information on the history of water scarcity in Singapore since the early independence years, as well as sophisticated models of the barrage and its finer workings.
How to get to Marina Barrage in Singapore
There is a shuttle bus service that provides transfers from Marina Bay MRT station to the Marina Barrage. Services begin from as early as 8.20am and end around 11.30pm daily. Bus schedules on weekdays, weekends and public holidays differ, refer to the Public Utilities Board website for bus pick-up locations and times.
Alternatively, public bus service 400 from the MRT station takes you to the barrage too.