The Marina Barrage
is a dam across the Marina Channel
. It is located between the reclaimed lands of Marina East
and Marina South
, and was officially opened on 1 November 2008. The purpose of Marina Barrage, which cost S$226 million, was to turn Marina Bay and the Kallang Basin into a downtown freshwater catchment, the Marina Reservoir.
The Marina Reservoir is the 15th reservoir in Singapore. It is also the largest and most urbanised catchment in the island nation. It will provide water supply while at the same time control flood in downtown Singapore, by controlling the tide flow into the barrage. In addition, it is planned to become another attraction.
Main building of the Marina Barragehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Main_Bldg.jpg
As a result of the construction of Marina Barrage, Clifford Pier ceased operation, and a new pier called Marina South Pier was built to replace it.
The public may visit Marina Barrage at any time of the day, but if they wish to join the guided tours, there are five tours on Mondays to Fridays, at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm, and three tours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 11:00 am, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. There is a bus shuttle service between the Marina Bay MRT Station and Marina Barrage.
The nearest MRT stations are the Marina Bay MRT Station
(NS27). The Gardens By The Bay MRT Station for the Thomson East Coast Line will in future be the nearest station.
Marina Barrage is on the map of Marina Bay
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