Wednesday, November 5, 2008

s'pore's latest attraction - the marina barrage

finally got to where we wanted to go today. last week, instead of the barrage, we ended up the singapore flyer where we could just look at the barrage in the distance across the water. today, the four of us, all former monk's hill secondary teachers, made it to the actual site.

we drove there and parking is free, with ample parking space at marina south. if you take the train to the marina bay mrt station, you can hop onto the free shuttle bus which runs at half-hour intervals.

when you are there, there is a lot of space to move around. there is the green roof, a central courtyard and the largest solar park in singapore. after walking the 350m barrage bridge, you should visit the sustainable singapore gallery on the 2nd level.

one of the galleries that you should not miss is the one with a model of the barrage. you will be able to watch the demonstrations on how the crest gates are lowered and how the water gushes into the sea and also see how the pumps work when the tide is high.


Victor said...

I missed all the features you mentioned. At the end of the Big Walk, I made a beeline for the "goodie bags" tentage erected at the Marina South carpark. Queued there for half-an-hour while my wife and son explored the building. Guess I will be returning soon to check out the place more thoroughly.

yg said...

go there early in the morning or in the evening, otherwise it too warm to be out there.