Activities To Do in Marina Bay Sands [2024]

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Activities To Do in Marina Bay Sands [2024]

Paying a visit to Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and wondering how to spend your day? Discover 15 things to do in or around the heart of Singapore’s Marina Bay area, with activities that promise unforgettable experiences!

What To Do in Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is Singapore's first internationally renowned Integrated Resort and a testament to the city's luxurious urban architecture and vibrant city life. 

MBS offers something for everyone to enjoy, from art enthusiasts and foodies to adventure seekers and shopaholics. Whether you’re looking to explore world-class exhibitions, dine at celebrity chef restaurants, or simply soak in the panoramic views of the city skyline, you’re sure to find endless possibilities unfolding before your very eyes at this landmark destination in the heart of Singapore.

To help you decide on what to do when you’re in MBS, check out Hidden Singapore’s guide to activities and things to do in or around Marina Bay Sands. Prepare to have a truly unforgettable experience like no other!

1. Discover Marina Bay Sands with Hidden.sg

Immerse yourself in the excitement of Marina Bay Sands with Hidden Singapore's outdoor escape room, perfect for those looking to experience MBS in a totally new, interactive, and entertaining way!

Our unique activity combines the thrill of discovery with the joy of learning, taking you on an adventure through the dazzling shops and glitzy decor of Marina Bay Sands. Participants can expect an engaging mix of puzzles, tasks, and fun facts, making it an ideal outing for couples, families, friends, or corporate teams. Prices start from just $29.90 per person, accommodating any group size. 

Start Exploring Our Marina Bay Sands Escape Room!

2. ArtScience Museum

The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is where art and science collide to create engaging, immersive, and thought-provoking exhibitions. Visitors can explore a range of topics, from technology and culture to art and the environment, presented through interactive and visually stunning displays. 

The futuristic lotus-shaped building also regularly hosts international touring exhibitions and cutting-edge installations, having previously featured exhibitions centred around the manga-anime series “Attack on Titan”, Star Wars™, Marvel Studios, and more.

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

Opening hours: Daily, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Last entry 6:00 PM)

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Admission fee: Free, with separate charges for selected exhibitions.

3. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

For high-end and luxury shopping enthusiasts, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is a paradise of indulgences featuring over 170 luxury and premium brands showcasing everything from everyday essentials to one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures. Exquisite amenities, including a personal shopping concierge, offer an unparalleled retail experience that will pamper you from start to finish, leaving you wanting more. 

Besides shopping, visitors can also enjoy sampan rides around the mall’s canal, adding a unique Venetian-like twist to your visits. Waterfront restaurants and ample dining options offer respites in the midst of your shopping sprees, allowing you to soak in the luxurious atmosphere at your own pace and convenience.

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

Opening hours: 

  • Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Individual shop opening outlets may vary)
  • Friday, Saturday, Eve of Public Holiday, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Individual shop opening outlets may vary)

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Admission fee: Free entry

4. Sands Theatre

Located within Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theatre is known for hosting a variety of international Broadway shows, concerts, and performances. Whether you’re a fan of musicals, drama, or live concerts, you can look forward to top-tier entertainment in a state-of-the-art venue designed to accommodate performances of all scales and sizes. 

In 2024 alone, the theatre has already welcomed the 360-degree Immersive Disney Animation experience to its stage and is set to be graced by Chinese singer Tan Jing, vocal legends Rod Stewart and George Lam, and the casts of hit musicals Hamilton and Matilda The Musical, among others.

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

Opening hours: Varies by show

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Admission fee: Varies by performance (Visitors are recommended to book tickets in advance)

5. Spectra Light & Water Show

Experience the mesmerising Spectra Light & Water Show, a stunning display of water jets, lasers, and visual projections set against Marina Bay Sands’s promenade boardwalk. This free-to-public 15-minute show is a must-see, combining captivating music with visual artistry to tell the story of Singapore’s journey to becoming a cosmopolitan city. 

Tip: Diners at Le Noir and Dallas Cafe & Bar will be able to see the Spectra show from selected al fresco seats, so we recommend reserving your table ahead of time if you wish to enjoy a dinner with your show!

Address: Event Plaza, along the promenade

Opening hours: 

  • Sunday - Thursday, 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM
  • Friday, Saturday, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and 10:00 PM

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

Admission fee: Free entry

6. Celebrity Chef Restaurants

From traditional Asian cuisines to modern European dishes, the array of restaurants at Marina Bay Sands offers gourmet dining at its finest, curated by world-renowned chefs. Savour delicacies crafted by the likes of Daniel Boulud, Gordon Ramsay, and Tetsuya Wakuda, and let your taste buds venture on a gastronomic odyssey you’ll never forget.

Address: Marina Bay Sands, various locations

Opening hours: Varies by restaurant

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Admission fee: Cost of meal

7. SkyPark Observation Deck

The SkyPark Observation Deck offers breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline, making it a must-visit for photographers and sightseers alike. Standing atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel, the observation deck provides panoramic vistas of the city, the Gardens by the Bay, and the Singapore Strait. 

Address: 56th floor, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3

Opening hours: Daily, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Non-peak, last entry 4:00 PM), and 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Peak, last entry 8:30 PM)

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor 

Admission fee: Yes, concession tickets available for selected visitor types, Sands Lifestyle Members, and Family Packages.

8. Singapore River Cruise

Embark on a cruise down the Singapore River to see Marina Bay Sands from a different perspective. Glide past Singapore’s historic sites and modern marvels on a traditional bumboat and immerse yourself in one of the most unique ways to learn about Singapore’s rich heritage and modern achievements. With plenty of cruise providers to choose from, you’re likely to discover something new at every ride.

Address: Various boarding points along the Singapore River

Opening hours: Varies by provider

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

Admission fee: Yes, varies by provider

9. Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Located a short walk from Marina Bay Sands is Gardens by the Bay, a horticultural treasure trove with over 1.5 million plants from around the world. Begin your Gardens by the Bay journey at the Flower Dome, the world’s largest glass greenhouse full of exotic plants from five continents (excluding Antarctica). Ever-changing floral displays and seasonal exhibitions provide a refreshing escape from the city's bustle, offering a serene experience for nature lovers.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Opening hours: Daily, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last admission 8:30 PM)

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Admission fee: From S$8 (Child) and S$12 (Adult) onwards, packages for Cloud Forest & Flower Dome available

10. Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay

Next to the Flower Dome is the Cloud Forest, a mist-filled landscape of rare vegetation and dramatic vistas featuring the world's tallest indoor waterfall. Visitors can explore the intricately designed mountain covered in lush vegetation and learn about tropical highland ecosystems, making it both a visually stunning and educational experience. The garden is also misted at regular intervals throughout the day, resulting in a mesmerising, almost otherworldly ambiance.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Opening hours: Daily, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last admission 8:30 PM)

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Admission fee: From S$8 (Child) and S$12 (Adult) onwards, packages for Cloud Forest & Flower Dome available

11. OCBC Skyway at Gardens by the Bay

Once you’ve walked through the sheltered Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, head out to the OCBC Skyway for a different point of view of Marina Bay. This aerial walkway 22 metres above ground not only offers spectacular views of the Bay but also an up-close look at the iconic Supertrees, blending technology with nature in a breathtaking setting.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Opening hours: Daily, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last admission 8:30 PM)

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

Admission fee: From S$7 (Child) and S$10 (Adult) onwards

12. Supertree Observatory at Gardens by the Bay

The Supertree Observatory, a canopy perched atop the tallest Supertree, offers panoramic views of the Gardens and Marina Bay area, including Marina Bay Sands. An unrivalled viewing experience awaits, with a unique vantage point that allows you to take in all of Singapore’s dazzling cityscape at once. Nightly “live performance” light shows also happen at 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM and can be viewed from the canopy or on the ground, bringing the Supertrees to life with synchronised lights and symphonies.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Opening hours: Daily, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last admission 8:30 PM)

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

Admission fee: From S$7 (Child) and S$10 (Adult) onwards

13. Merlion Park

The Merlion is Singapore’s very own iconic mythical creature, with noble roots in Singapore’s origin story. Part-lion and part-fish, it represents the island’s long-time status as a fishing village in the Straits of Malaya, as well as the ‘lion’ that Sang Nila Utama is said to have spotted when landing on these very shores centuries ago, resulting in the name ‘Singapura’ (‘lion city’ in Sanskrit). The Merlion Park, located just a short walk from Marina Bay Sands, offers visitors a chance to snap a photo with this national mascot and is a must-visit for first-time visitors.

Address: One Fullerton, Singapore 049213

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor

Admission fee: Free entry

14. Singapore Flyer

The Singapore Flyer, one of the world’s largest observation wheels, offers a unique perspective of Marina Bay Sands and the city’s skyline. Visitors can enjoy a slow, luxurious ride around the wheel, showcasing the Singapore skyline from high above the ground. For a truly unforgettable time, book your visit at sunset or at night to totally transform your viewing experience – or explore the Flyer’s private viewing or dining packages for an even more exclusive immersion.

Address: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

Opening hours: Daily, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Last admission 9:30 PM)

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Admission fee: From S$25 (Child) and S$40 (Adult), special rates apply for local residents and experience packages

15. Esplanade

The Esplanade is Singapore’s premier arts centre, hosting a wide range of performances from music to theatre and visual arts. Known for its distinctive “durian” facade, this architectural marvel houses multiple performance venues, including a concert hall, theatre, and several recital rooms and studios. Visitors can enjoy an eclectic range of performances, from classical concerts by renowned international orchestras to contemporary dance performances, traditional Asian cultural shows, cutting-edge theatre productions, and more – ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

Opening hours: Varies by event

Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor

Admission fee: Varies by event

Discover Marina Bay Sands’s Can’t-Miss Attractions and Hidden Secrets

Marina Bay Sands and its surroundings are a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. From the high-energy thrills of an indoor treasure hunt with Hidden Singapore to the serene beauty of the Gardens by the Bay, this area offers a diverse array of activities to suit every taste. 

Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in culture, indulge in luxury shopping, or simply enjoy the stunning views, there’s no shortage of interesting, experiential things to do in MBS. Dive into the heart of Singapore with Hidden Singapore and uncover the stories and secrets that make Marina Bay Sands an unforgettable destination.