Marina Bay Buyer's Guide

History of Marina Bay

Early 1800s – the historic waterfront was the entry point for visitors and immigrants seeking better opportunities in life.

1965 – post-independence years saw expansion of the city centre to accommodate Singapore’s status as a business and financial hub and the construction of new public and private landmarks along the waterfront.

1969 – embarked on land reclamation project to create 360 hectares of prime waterfront site began at Marina Bay. Our place management efforts help to push Marina Bay beyond physical transformations, with the creation and enhancement of public spaces, as well as the programming of events and activities to inject buzz and vibrancy into the area.

1970s to 1990s – With land reclamation works beginning only in the 1970s, glittering skyscrapers of the Central Business District are surrounded by a multitude of world-class leisure destinations and civic spaces for the community, truly making it the People’s Bay.  In the reclamation process, Inner/Outer Basins (anchorage area for commercial and naval vessels), Telok Ayer Basin (now site of Asia Square Tower 1 and 2) and Inner Roads was removed from the map by reclaiming land, while the Singapore River’s mouth now flows into the bay instead of directly into the sea. By the late 1990s, the Marina Bay area covers a total of 360 hectares of prime land for development.

1983 – URA first articulated the long-term visions for the Marina Bay area in the Master Plan.

1988 – URA shared the draft plan for Marina Bay development. The objectives for the development, among which are optimising the waterfront location and creating a distinctive image with international landmarks that could become a focal point for the city.

1992 –  The reclamation work for reclaimed land forms what is today the Marina Centre and Marina South areas, was completed.

1994 – The new waterfront Marina Bay district is a testament to Singapore’ progress. The final 38 hectares of land were reclaimed at Bayfront to create the shore profile of Marina Bay that we see today.

2005 – Urban Redevelopment Authority spent $400,000 on a branding exercise to name the Marina Bay area in order to sell the new major developments in the area. The Singapore government also spent $35 million to complete the 3.5 km Waterfront Promenade around Marina Bay. It includes a new eco-friendly visitor centre and The Helix linking Bayfront to Marina Centre where the Youth Olympic Park is located. The Promontory @ Marina Bay (formerly Central Promontory Site) will be used as an interim event and public space used for activities such as theatres and carnivals.

In 2008, Marina Barrage was built, converting the Singapore river and the bay into a freshwater Marina Reservoir.

Where is Marina Bay?

Downtown Core Planning Area

Marina Bay is a bay located in the Central Area of Singapore, surrounded by the perimeter of four other planning areas, the Downtown Core, Marina East, Marina South and Straits View. The area surrounding the bay itself, also called Marina Bay, is a 360-hectare extension to the adjacent Central Business District. It is also the new downtown of Singapore, built on reclaimed land.

Buildings include Gardens by the Bay, the Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Asia Square, The Sail @ Marina Bay and Marina One integrated mixed-use developments. It is one of the key focus areas by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Marina Bay is envisioned by the URA as a work-live-play vibrant 24-hour CBD.

Where are the condos?

Marina Bay Condos

  1. Marina Bay Residences
  2. Marina One
  3. Marina Bay Suites
  4. The Sail @ Marina Bay
  5. One Shenton
  6. Five on Shenton
  7. Wallich Residence
  8. South Beach Residence
  9. Midtown Bay
  10. Midtown Modern
  11. The M

Marina Bay is the centrepiece of Singapore’s urban transformation.  Marina Bay is envisioned by the URA as a work-live-play vibrant 24-hour CBD.

The Sail at Marina Bay Luxe Capital Group

2 Marina Boulevard


3 Central Boulevard


18 Marina Boulevard


23 Marina Way



1 Shenton Way


5A Shenton Way


3 Wallich Street



122 Beach Road


38 Beach Road


16, 18 Tan Quee Lan Street

< 50 Units

30,32,36,38 Middle Road

Why Marina Bay is top choice location in Singapore?


According to URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority), Marina Bay is the centrepiece of Singapore’s Urban Transformation.  Marina Bay has grown into a leading financial centre, a civic space, and a community playground for all. Its journey to become the symbol of 21st century Singapore is a story of long-term planning and meticulous implementation.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Master Plan for Marina Bay aims to encourage a mix of uses for this area, including commercial, residential, hotel and entertainment and to turn it into a work-live-play vibrant 24-hour CBD.

There’s plenty to feast your eyes on at Marina Bay. An array of architectural masterpieces dots the waterfront, such as Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Marina Bay Sands. Next to it is Gardens by the Bay, filled with over 100 hectares of flourishing greenery and unique structures such as the Supertree Grove.

Marina Bay is also where a variety of large-scale events such as F1 Grand Prix Night Race, the National Day Parade, River Hongbao, Marina Bay Singapore Countdown and i Light Marina Bay light art festival are held. These bring diverse aspects of the community together in open, green public spaces.

What are the attractions in Marina Bay?

Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resorts and ArtScience Museum Catch world-class touring exhibitions at the ArtScience Museum™ at the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort. Alternatively, get your culture fix by stepping into a world of innovation and design.

Gardens by the bay offers waterfront views over 101 hectares of green spaces – Don’t miss the 50-metre-tall structures of the Supertree Grove.

Esplanade by the Bay is a performing arts centre located in the Downtown Core of Singapore near the mouth of the Singapore River. Named after the nearby Esplanade Park, it consists of a concert hall which seats about 1,600 and a theatre with a capacity of about 2,000 for the performing arts.

The Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore is a cruise terminal in Singapore, located at Marina South. The construction of the S$500 million terminal began in October 2009 and was completed on 22 May 2012. It received its first ship, the Voyager of the Seas, on 26 May 2012

Home to some of Singapore’s most notable historic buildings and spaces, the Civic District is a thriving arts, cultural and lifestyle precinct.