Singapore’s Marina Bay waterfront is surrounded by attractions and best explored on foot or by bicycle. Red Dot Marina Bay Art & Design Guide lists the best attractions noteworthy for their art and design elements, and recommends places of art, design interests and the architectures that form the urban design landscape in the area.
The Marina Bay waterfront district began land reclamation works in the 1970s, when city planners envisioned an expansion of Singapore’s city centre into a new business and financial district. The water front was completed in 2010 among its key public infrastructure including the 3.5km waterfront promenade for easy access around the bay and the Helix bridge for visitors travelling on foot. Marina Bay is the de facto centre of Singapore for visitors through urban transformation efforts.
Red Dot Design Museum is the latest addition to Singapore's most iconic district, the Marina Bay, as a design focal point. The museum sits along Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade which strings together of a number of places to visit within the neighbourhood vicinity.
One can begin a walking trail beginning from the outdoor cafe and bar at the Red Dot Design Museum, try pointing out some of the buildings in the city scape that were by famous architects whom some were winners of the Pritzker Prize.
A short walk towards The Shoppes at the Marina Bay Sands, one can also find the result of an urban project, benches, which were created using the seating planks from the historic former National Stadium.
Marvel at the impressive architecture of Moshe Safdie at the ArtScience Museum where the dish-like roof form collects rainwater and drains through an oculus, creating a waterfall through the center of the museum that feeds an interior pond.
Rich in history and heritage along Collyer Quay is where one will find the Merlion Park and Clifford Pier. A walk along where the shoreline once stood, and towards Marina Bay’s Promontory let visitors imagine a glimpse of an extensive transformation through land reclamation, city planning and the development of Singapore’s city centre.
A evening walk around the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade takes around 40 minutes, but we recommend spending a full day with all the fascinating design elements at the Marina Bay.