Five on Shenton's Update: Marina Bay Waterfront promenade

Visitors to Marina Bay can look forward to an uninterrupted, experiential stroll along the 3.5 km promenade around the bay. The promenade forms part of the 11.7km waterfront route around Marina Reservoir, linking Gardens by the Bay, Marina Barrage and the new Sports Hub.


Walk along the Bayfront and into the mysterious Mist Walk, which brings down the ambient temperature, making a stroll along this stretch a breeze in the equatorial heat. The fine spray misters also combine with night lighting and music to provide an integrated light-and-sound experience. Walk a little further and the promenade opens up to a family-oriented public open space that includes dancing water jets. You could also wander along the lower-level timber boardwalk, right down to the water's edge, and hop onto a river taxi to further exploration up Singapore River .image

Further along, Marina Boulevard is a tropical walk with flowering shrubs and shade trees. Here, you can pause at a Breeze Shelter from where you can appreciate the view from a cool and breezy rest point. At night, the promenade is lit with attractive night lighting.

At the other end, cross The Helix pedestrian bridge from Bayfront to Marina Centre, completing your uninterrupted walk around the Bay. The double-helix structure resembles the structure of DNA, the basic building block of life, symbolising 'life and continuity', 'renewal', 'everlasting abundance' and 'growth', reflecting our aspirations for Marina Bay.


Next to The Helix, Singapore 's first art park, the Youth Olympic Park, was developed to foster a greater sense of community ownership and connection with Marina Bay . It was opened on 24 April 2010 and currently features art installations using different media by local youths, depicting life's aspirations. The park was built and named in commemoration of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games hosted by Singapore in August 2010. The park comes alive with coloured LED (Light-Emitting Diode) lights at night, accentuating the various contemporary structures and installations against the lighted Singapore city skyline, making this park a visual treat to visit.