Exploring Singapore’s Iconic Landmarks Around Marina Bay


Nestled in the South of Singapore, Marina Bay epitomises the city’s architectural prowess and design ingenuity. Renowned for its futuristic skyline and captivating buildings, the area is a vibrant canvas of world-class leisure destinations and civic spaces for the community.

Marina Bay transcends being merely a visual marvel, representing a testament to creative architecture.

From the iconic Esplanade to the awe-inspiring Marina Bay Sands and the verdant wonderland of Gardens by the Bay, each structure dotting the waterfront tells a story of ambition and innovation. These landmarks collectively contribute to the location’s reputation as one of the world’s premier tourist destinations.

In this blog, we explore the heart of Marina Bay, uncovering the intricate ways in which design and architecture shape the iconic skyline and enhance the experiences of those who visit this dynamic district.

How Architectural Design Shapes Experience at Marina Bay


Marina Bay is a masterpiece of modern architecture and verdant urban design, exemplifying Singapore’s vision of a “city in a garden”. Its landscape, a harmonious blend of towering structures and open green spaces, tells a tale of contemporary design thoughtfully intertwined with nature. The area reflects an urban experience where modern comforts coexist with peaceful green retreats. 

Central to Marina Bay's architectural narrative are its standout landmarks, featuring some of the most iconic buildings in Singapore. Each of these structures encapsulates unique modern design principles that blend form, function, and cultural significance.

A Closer Look at Marina Bay’s Architectural Marvels

Marina Bay is not only an urban masterpiece but also a showcase of individual architectural wonders, each with its unique design and story.


The ArtScience Museum


Designed by Moshe Safdie, this museum’s structure resembles a blooming lotus flower. Each “petal” houses an exhibition space with open skylights illuminating the interior. The striking sculpture even collects rainwater with an oculus in the centre of the dish-shaped roof, channelling it into a 35-metre waterfall viewable from the museum’s central atrium.

Helix Bridge

This engineering marvel, inspired by DNA, symbolises life and continuity. The bridge offers stunning bay views, and its illuminated spiral structure becomes a beacon of light at night, creating a picturesque scene for strollers and photographers.

The Esplanade

The Esplanade’s unmistakable spiky façade stands out along the waterfront. Resembling a durian fruit, this architectural gem is not only visually striking but also acoustically brilliant, hosting world-class performances and enriching the cultural fabric of the city.

Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay

These towering tree-like structures offer a glimpse into a futuristic nature park. The vertical gardens and nightly light shows create an enchanting ambience, redefining urban green spaces with innovative design and environmental sustainability.

Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer is one of the world's largest observation wheels. Offering panoramic views of Marina Bay and beyond, this architectural marvel combines majestic sightseeing with engineering prowess. Its slow rotation provides a serene yet exhilarating experience, allowing visitors to soak in the city's skyline from a unique vantage point.

Marina Bay Sands: The Crowning Jewel of Marina Bay

Marina Bay Sands is an architectural and cultural tour de force, a wonder of modern architecture that has redefined Singapore’s skyline ever since its stunning silhouette was unveiled in 2010. Designed by Moshe Safdie, it epitomises innovation and audacious engineering, where form and function meet in a grand spectacle. The mammoth complex features three towering hotel skyscrapers, each slightly angled at 26 degrees, reminiscent of two playing cards leaned against each other to form a house of cards. These towers rise 191 metres into the air, connected at the top by the SkyPark, an extraordinary 1.2-hectare terrace stretching longer than the Eiffel Tower.

The SkyPark is a marvel in its own right, boasting the world’s longest cantilevered platform, offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the city. Located on the 56th floor and over 60 metres in length, the deck houses a generous walking area and the famous Infinity Pool, a 151-metre-long pool with an edge that vanishes before your eyes, creating an illusion of a boundless horizon. Besides that, the SkyPark is also home to a hub of world-class leisure and entertainment options.

CÉ LA VI: A Unique Experience atop the Crowning Jewel


Among these world-class amenities perched at the top of Marina Bay Sands is CÉ LA VI, a venue that fuses a
rooftop restaurant, SkyBar and Club Lounge in one location. CÉ LA VI features a unique interior design ethos that mirrors the architectural magnificence around it. The space is characterised by a harmonious blend of unique materials, geometric forms, and warm, soft lighting to create a luxurious atmosphere.

Elevating the visitor experience at Marina Bay Sands, CÉ LA VI transforms an architectural visit into an unforgettable experience of opulence and sensory delight. Here, patrons can indulge in gourmet dining, sip exquisite cocktails, and revel in the vibrant club atmosphere, all while being surrounded by Singapore's most stunning vistas.

Soak in the Sights and Sounds of Marina Bay at CÉ LA VI

Enjoy the full spectrum of Marina Bay's architectural design wonders with a visit to CÉ LA VI. Located atop Marina Bay Sands, our rooftop bar and restaurant with a city view offers a unique vantage point to take in the sights of modern architecture and Singapore’s most iconic buildings.

As a central piece of the Marina Bay experience, we invite you to immerse yourself in an environment where luxury, innovation, and breathtaking views coalesce. Discover the pinnacle of urban sophistication at CÉ LA VI and let us guide you through a memorable journey atop Singapore's most iconic landmark.

Opening Hours

Restaurant

Weekend Brunch

The Brunch Club: Every Sat & Sun from 12pm - 3pm

(Last food/beverage order at 2.30pm)

Dinner

Daily: Opens at 5.30pm
(Last entry 10pm)
(Last order 10.45pm)

*Set menus are available until 10pm daily


Club Lounge

Regular cover charges applies from 10pm on Wed, Fri and Sat

*Monday & Tuesday: 6pm - 1am
(Last entry 12am)
(Last food order at 11.30pm)

*Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 6pm - 4am
(Last entry 3am)
(Last food order at 1am)

*Thursday & Sunday: 6pm - 3am
(Last entry 2am)
(Last food order at 1am)

SkyBar

*Sunday - Tuesday: 4pm - 1am
(Last food order 11.30pm)
(Last beverage order 12.30am)

*Wednesday - Saturday: 4pm - 1am (Last order 12.30am)

*$30 General entry - Fully redeemable for food & drinks
(Last entry 12am)

Opening Hours

Restaurant

Weekend Brunch

The Brunch Club: Every Sat & Sun from 12pm - 3pm

(Last food/beverage order at 2.30pm)

Dinner

Daily: Opens at 5.30pm
(Last entry 10pm)
(Last order 10.45pm)

*Set menus are available until 10pm daily


Club Lounge

Regular cover charges applies from 10pm on Wed, Fri and Sat

*Monday & Tuesday: 6pm - 1am
(Last entry 12am)
(Last food order at 11.30pm)

*Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 6pm - 4am
(Last entry 3am)
(Last food order at 1am)

*Thursday & Sunday: 6pm - 3am
(Last entry 2am)
(Last food order at 1am)

SkyBar

*Sunday - Tuesday: 4pm - 1am
(Last food order 11.30pm)
(Last beverage order 12.30am)

*Wednesday - Saturday: 4pm - 1am (Last order 12.30am)

*$30 General entry - Fully redeemable for food & drinks
(Last entry 12am)