Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands
Singapore’s crown jewel, Marina Bay Sands (MBS), is undoubtedly a haven for globe-trotters seeking unparalleled luxury, vibrant nightlife, and breathtaking views. Apart from the 2,600-room hotel, the MBS resort is also home to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, the Sands Theatre, the Art Science Museum, and a casino. Look beyond its iconic 3 towers topped off with a ship-like SkyPark, and you’ll find a gastronomic paradise, retail therapy goldmine, and world-class attractions.
Welcome to your Marina Bay Sands adventure – where dreams meet reality!
Read on after the jump for your dream itinerary around Marina Bay Sands.
- Food options at Marina Bay Sands
- Shopping at Marina Bay Sands
- Attractions at Marina Bay Sands
- Bonus: Free things to do at Marina Bay Sands
Food options at MBS
Marina Bay Sands isn’t just a feast for the eyes, but also a paradise for the palate. From the moment you step into this architectural marvel, you’re in for a culinary journey that spans the globe. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just someone who loves a good meal, MBS promises a dining experience like no other.
A meal at Waku Ghin isn’t just about the food, it’s a complete ~experience~. Owner of 2 Michelin stars, Waku Ghin is undoubtedly one of Singapore’s best Japanese restaurants.
Its interior, a blend of modern elegance and traditional Japanese aesthetics, sets the stage for an intimate culinary experience. The restaurant’s gastronomic offerings, curated by Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, are a testament to the art of fine dining, with each dish meticulously crafted using the finest ingredients. The service at Waku Ghin is impeccable, with a team of dedicated professionals who anticipate your needs, ensuring a dining experience that is as memorable as the exquisite cuisine. Waku Ghin is truly a pinnacle of culinary excellence.
Grab a seat at the 10-seater Chef’s Table if you can, and marvel as the chef makes magic right in front of your eyes through the signature 10-course degustation menu.
Address: L2-01, 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, S018956
Opening Hours: Daily 5 to 11pm
Reservations: Via MBS website here
Contact: 6688 8507
Bread Street Kitchen
Owned by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, Bread Street Kitchen is an ode to British European cuisine, featuring signature dishes like the Beef Wellington, Fish & Chips, and Sunday Roast. Each dish, meticulously crafted, showcases the robust flavours and quality ingredients that Ramsay’s establishments are renowned for. The restaurant itself overlooks the Marina Bay waterfront, and is a testament to industrial chic, with its warehouse-inspired design exuding an edgy yet welcoming vibe.
Address: L1-812, 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, S018956
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 12am, Sat-Sun 11.30am to 12am
Reservations: Via MBS website here
Contact: 6688 5665
Need a break from the fancy meals? Head on over to Rasapura Masters for some of the cheaper eats at MBS. It’s all relative of course , as a meal will set you back at least $10 here. At least it’s about half the amount you’ll spend at the average restaurant within the building.
When you’re there, head on to the herbal soup stall for the Ginseng Buddha Jumps Over The Wall set! Chock full of premium ingredients such as abalone, ginseng, and fish maw, this set is well worth the money, considering you’ll even get one free refill of the rich, flavourful broth!
Address: B2-50, 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, S018956
Opening Hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
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Shopping at Marina Bay Sands
Located at the heart of the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort are The Shoppes at Marina Bay, which houses more than 270 boutiques spread across nearly 800,000 square feet of retail space. You’ll find a wide range of high-end retailers here, including brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, and many more. In addition to fashion, the mall also offers stores specialising in jewellery, watches, and other luxury goods.
The Apple Store at Marina Bay Sands is an architectural marvel, a standalone structure that sits majestically on the water, connected to The Shoppes via a walkway. The store’s spherical design, entirely surrounded by glass, offers 360-degree panoramic views of the city and its skyline, transforming the retail experience into a visual spectacle.
But look past all the iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, as the uniqueness of this Apple Store extends beyond its design. Inside, you’ll find an underwater boardroom accessible via an underground tunnel, a dedicated space for entrepreneurs and developers to receive training and advice from Apple team members.
Address: B2-06, 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, S018956
Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Contact: 1800 407 4949
South Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster is known for its avant-garde designs and immersive retail concepts. Each Gentle Monster store is unique, offering not just eyewear but also an artistic experience that often feels more like a modern art installation than a traditional retail store.
The Gentle Monster store at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is no exception. Based on the ‘13’ project, the store imagines an Earth devastated by extreme ecological change. The result? Harsh landscapes, broken antennas, and an overall sense of dread. Grim indeed.
Address: B2-103, 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, S018972
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 10.30am to 10pm, Fri, Sat & eve of Public Holidays 10.30am to 11pm
Contact: 6688 7257
Designed by the award-winning architect Peter Marino, the distinctive glass and steel structure is the world’s only floating Louis Vuitton boutique. While the exterior features irregularly angled facades, the store’s interior is a blend of nautical-inspired design elements accented with liberal use of timber.
The private lounge provides a view of the Marina Bay area, inspired by the deck of a luxury yacht. Here, customers can browse and shop Louis Vuitton’s collections while enjoying personalised services, such as one-on-one consultations and styling advice.
Address: B2-36, 2 Bayfront Ave, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, S018972
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 11pm, Fri, Sat & eve of Public Holidays 11am to 11.30pm
Appointments: Via Louis Vuitton’s website here
Contact: 6788 3888
For more shopping options, click on to our full guide to The Shoppes at Marina Bay!
Attractions at Marina Bay Sands
A hotel, a food paradise, a shopping haven, what else could MBS possibly have? Well as it turns out, there’s plenty to do within the Marina Bay Sands compound. From the great heights of the SkyPark, to the thought provoking ArtScience Museum, let us count the ways!
Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
Located on the 57th floor, the SkyPark Observation Deck offers panoramic views of the city skyline, the Gardens by the Bay, and the Singapore Strait. You can also see the iconic Infinity Pool, which is reserved for hotel guests only.
Events are also regularly held at the SkyPark. Once a month, the SkyPark plays host to a Silent Disco event, while Virgin Active conducts yoga lessons in the mornings four times a week.
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How to get there: The SkyPark Observation Deck entrance is located on Level 1, just outside MBS Hotel Tower 3.
Tickets: Via the MBS website here
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Contact: 6688 8826
Is it a palm? Is it a lotus? Even as you ponder these questions, the ArtScience Museum is home to art that provokes even more. The museum has 21 gallery spaces that combine art, science, culture, and technology in innovative and interactive exhibitions that transcend dimensions.
Some exhibits are permanent, while others rotate every few months, which means there’s always something new and exciting to see and learn at the ArtScience Museum.
Prices vary based on exhibition, while there are package deals for entry to two or more galleries. There are also bundle deals for families, so go ahead and bring the kids down as well!
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, S018974
Tickets: Via the ArtScience website here
Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 7pm
Contact: 6688 8888
Located within the MBS building is the Sands Theatre, which has played host to many internationally acclaimed acts, ranging from Broadway musicals such as The Lion King and The Sound of Music, to stand-up comics like local legend Kumar.
While different shows run at different times of the year, there’s always bound to be something that suits your taste at the Sands Theatre. Check out the MBS website for upcoming shows.
Address: B1, 4 Bayfront Ave, S018973
Tickets: Upcoming shows and tickets at MBS’s website here
Contact: 6688 8826
BONUS: Free things to do
While the Marina Bay area is known to be a pricier part of town, there’s still plenty of free stuff to do within MBS! Whether you’re on a tight budget, or simply spent from the shopping, here’s some of the best FREE activities around Marina Bay Sands.
Spectra – A Light & Water Show
Feast your eyes on the Spectra Light and Water Show, a visual extravaganza against the iconic Singapore skyline. An enchanting medley of light, water, and sound masterfully orchestrated into a 15-minute spectacle, the show uses state-of-the-art lasers to project images onto colossal water screens – the likes of which you would never find at your local cinema!
Each element of this spectacle tells a compelling story, choreographed to an original orchestral soundtrack. Think of it as a magical bedtime story that won’t send you snoozing. It’s as if Mother Nature and technology had a brainchild, and it’s putting up a stunning performance night after night, completely free of charge!
Showtimes: Sun – Thurs: 8pm & 9pm, Fri & Sat: 8pm, 9pm & 10pm
Where: Event Plaza in front of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Overpass
Connecting MBS and the Gardens by the Bay is the Marina Bay Overpass, a picturesque spot offering stunning views of the MBS hotel in the front, and the Gardens at the back. Lined with benches and trees, this overpass isn’t merely a bridge, it’s an oasis in the heart of Singapore’s busiest district.
Where: From The Shoppes at Marina Bay, look for a sign that says “Escalator to Gardens by the Bay” on level 1 of the mall. The escalator will lead you past the MBS hotel, and to the Marina Bay Overpass.
For more things to do – including free ones – check out our full guide on Things to Do at Marina Bay Sands!
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