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Marina Bay

Name of a vibrant and iconic district located in the heart of Singapore, famous for its stunning waterfront scenery, modern architecture, and a plethora of attractions, that offers a captivating blend of modern architecture, nature, entertainment, and recreational activities. Most notably is Marina Bay Sands (fig.), a landmark three-towered structure with an observation deck and the centerpiece of Marina Bay, that houses a luxury hotel, a convention center, a casino, and a high-end shopping mall. Behind this are the Gardens by the Bay, an 101 hectares breathtaking garden complex featuring striking flora from around the world, an awe-inspiring Supertree Grove, outdoor gardens, conservatories, and the world's largest column-less greenhouse, called the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Adjacent to Marina Bay Sands is the ArtScience Museum, shaped like a lotus flower and showcasing a diverse range of exhibits, blending art, science, culture, and technology. Starting from here, is the Helix Bridge, a pedestrian bridge built to resemble a double-stranded helix DNA structure and connecting Marina Bay Sands with the Youth Olympic Park near Marina Centre. In the back of this, is the Singapore Flyer, a 165 metres tall observation wheel (fig.). Another landmark is the Marina Bay Financial Centre, an architectural masterpiece comprising three high-rise office towers. This important hub for global financial institutions also features a variety of dining options and retail outlets. Marina Bay Promenade is the name for the scenic waterfront stretch that encircles the bay, and is perfect for a leisurely stroll, providing stunning views of the city's skyline and its landmarks. And, last but not least, there is the statue of the Merlion (fig.),  a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, and Singapore's official mascot, which is located at the northern end of the western waterfront promenade at The Fullerton Hotel, opposite of the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, the city's iconic theatre and concert halls (fig.). See also TRAVEL PICTURE and WATCH VIDEO.