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Marina Barrage

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What is Marina Barrage?

Taken from http://www.pub.gov.sg, the definition is as follow:

The Marina Barrage is a dam built across the 350-metre wide Marina Channel to keep out seawater, forming Singapore’s first reservoir in the city and 15th reservoir.  As one of the pillars of local water supply, Marina Reservoir can meet about 10% of Singapore’s current water demand.  The Marina Barrage is part of a comprehensive flood control scheme to alleviate flooding in the low-lying areas in the city.

As the water in the Marina Basin is unaffected by the tides, its water level will be kept constant all year round. This is ideal for all kinds of recreational activities such as boating, windsurfing, kayaking and dragon boating etc. 

And how do we describe this place?

Super big place 

Full of fun activities

Very fresh air

Definitely will comeback for more

It’s Free……..

How to get here (very easy):

Board MRT to Marina Bay Station, take Exit A

Walk straight forward until you find a bus stop, and alight at bus number 400. There is no more free shuttle bus to Marina Barrage (the service had been ceased since June 2012).

Stop at the fifth station (Marina Barrage), or just get down from the bus when everybody gets down and the bus is empty, because it is the last stop and the bus will be looping (going back) to Marina Bay Station and to Shenton Way.

The bus stop (lil boy said the bus stop is very funny…..). And, all the passengers rode for free on the way home….yaaayyyy……

What you can do in Marina Barrage:
The activities are ranging from having a nice picnic, riding your bike, renting a small motor bike, taking your pre wedding photos (I saw at least 2 couples did this), arranging office family gathering, playing in the water play area, flying kites, watching the kites flying (we all love doing this), blowing bubbles, jogging, bringing your cameras to just taking pictures of anything (group of people were doing this when we were there), running crazily like there was no other place to run (talking about my child and other children), taking a relax walk with your family/loved ones, sightseeing, windsurfing, kayaking, etc…..

So, from the list of activities, I think you can imagine how big this place must be. This place consists of 3 levels: level one, two, and rooftop. When we first heard of this place, we never really got the interest of going to this place (also quite far from our house). But my son had already scheduling this place into his “must visit agenda”, so last Saturday we visited this place. I thought it would be a small and boring water play area (since we were here especially for the water play), but this place turned out to be more than we expected.

So, we were really happy here and will try to fly our own kite when we come here again (little boy’s dream followed by optimistic daddy and pessimistic mommy who is not sure that the kite will actually fly………..I never succeed in flying kites). I’m not even moved when daddy said: “I flew kites when I was a boy” ……..oke, that was more than 20 years ago………………are you sure???

To make the long story short, these are the pictures that we’ve taken and things we did in Marina Barrage. The boy kept asking of when we are coming back to Marina Barrage………

Notes: the place was crowded when we came since there was a family day outing in here, but actually we enjoyed their show too…….

LEVEL 1

Entrance to Marina Barrage. The car park area is quite big in here

In front of Marina Barrage, to get inside we still need to walk straight forward to the small sign behind the pool. We can see kites flying from here too

Follow this sign to enter

Run to get inside (lil boy really can not see an open space, makes him wants to run)

From the entrance, turn left to go to the water play. You will find this water fountain and big cement area. Kimberly Clark hosted a family day outing in this big space

Study about this water cylinder

Open space besides the water play area

Grass field on the other side of the water play

The water play, please feel free to play in all these areas

The edge of the water play area. The water behind this rocks is the water play area

What’s fun about the water play in here?

Big and spacious

You can walk under the water fountain without getting wet, so you can take many wonderful pictures without changing your clothes

No need to wear swim suit

Unlike any other water play which stated “only for children under 12 years old”, in here anyone including adults can play…..

The pool is shallow, so no need to worry that your children will get drown

The toilet is clean and there is a water shower too near the toilet

Playing in the shallow pool

He played here for more than two hours, even until all the friends he was playing with were all went home…….

He met some new friends here, and one was this Indian kid……for the first time he played with an Indian kid

Taking pictures under this water fountain without getting wet

The surface of the floor is rough, so it’s not slippery and saved enough for children to run

Look…Look…….up in the air, I see it, I see it.
What is it?

Kite, and all kinds of beautiful kites

Watching and chasing the kites that fell down from the sky

From the entrance, if you walk straight ahead, you will find this long bridge (photo taken from level 3)

After all of us ate our lunch and lil boy also drank his milk, we went to the second floor to see the pump house. Others attraction is including Singapore Viewing Gallery but we forgot to enter.

The pump house

Level 3: Rooftop

The rooftop, more people had picnics here than in the first floor. It is very windy here, that’s why people fly their kites here

A slide….children really know how to play with everything they could find

He likes this place, from watching the kites fly, running, and even dancing in this open space (bottom right)

It is really no easy to fly kites…I give up in the first place……

Bubbles make me happy………..

After the boy ate (again), we went back to Pasir Ris, had dinner (lil boy ate for the 4th time that day), and went straightly home.

Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

6 thoughts on “Marina Barrage

  1. salut sih gua ama singapore. dam aja dibikin keren begini ya…😀

    • Iya, dan itu yang kefoto baru setengahnya lho, masih banyak area lain yang belum sempet didatengin. Kata nyokap gua sih gak percuma bayar pajak di sini walaupun nilainya lumayan tinggi,soalnya keliatan dipakai dengan bener dan dibalikin untuk membangun dan maintain fasilitas buat warganya.

  2. awalnya ga ngeh apa itu marina barrage, tapi setelah diperhatikan, baru inget. pernah dibahas d bukan jalan2 biasa-ny tvone.
    ini smacam waduk, kn mbak?

    • Hai salam kenal yach.
      Iya ini mah waduk atau bahasa lainnya itu dam, yang kayak dulu suka diajarin pas prlajaran IPA di SD, hehehe…..
      Wah, pernah masuk tho di TV one, aku malah gak tau, berarti beken juga dong ya, kalau di sini mah lokasi wisata yang terkenal banget.

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