Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Marina Barrage Sustainable Singapore Gallery

Some time ago, we visited Marina Barrage to fly kite (read our experience here), but we did not bring the children to explore other parts of Marina Barrage. Until we went there again to catch RSAF Black Knights' aerial display during the Jubilee weekend, then we visited Marina Barrage Sustainable Singapore Gallery, located at level 2 of Marina Barrage.

What a giant structure made by recycled water bottles!

The photos brought us back to the past to learn about the cleaning up of the Singapore and Kallang Rivers.

We were there just in time to listen to a guide who explained how Marina Barrage works. The children were amazed by the giant model of Marina Barrage, they watched what happen when the rain falls and when water builds up behind the barrage, the pumps at work and learnt about the benefits of the dam.

As we were walking around the gallery, we noticed that there was guided tour. If you are interested to learn more, do sign up for their guided tour!

Marina Barrage Sustainable Singapore Gallery
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018951
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
Admission: FREE!
Booking of Guided Tour: https://app.pub.gov.sg/MarinaBarrageApps/Main.aspx
How to get there:
Public transport - Bus 400
Parking - 5 am to 6 pm: $0.025 / min for the first 5 hours, $0.05 / min for next subsequent hour' 6 pm to 12 am: $0.02 / min; 12 am to 5 am: $0.05 / min

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  1. hahh Wah! I also didn't know about this. Thanks for sharing! And might this be FOC?

  2. Oh I didn't know about this too! ahahaha.. and I've been to the barrage a few times for picnics too :P

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  3. Thanks for letting us know about it. I had no idea about something like this exist in Marina barrage.

  4. Hmm somehow we've missed this gallery at level 2 in the many times we've been to the Marina Barage! haha... We always get so distracted by the open space on top I think! LOL! Thanks for sharing, may pop in the next time we go!

    ~ Audrey @ SAys! Happy Mums

  5. We went there once before, kids now understand how the dam/barrage/tide works.
    I would recommend Newater plant tour too, more interaction (http://sengkangbabies.blogspot.sg/2009/06/newater-abc-for-kids.html)

    cheers, andy

  6. We've been to the Marina Barrage many times but didn't visit this gallery, thanks for sharing!

  7. We were there for the Jubilee weekend too! But it was so crowded, we didn't manage to explore much. Hopefully we can go back there soon!!

    1. It was so crowded at the roof top during Jubilee weekend, so we went into the gallery to stay away from the crowd!

  8. We love marina barrage also because of the big open spaced grass patch roof top, and the water features that kids can play in. :)

    Vivien ( Beautiful Chaos )

  9. Hmm... I did not even know there was such a place as this in Singapore. Will check it out one day. Thanks for writing about this. :-)


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