Waterfront promenade at Marina Bay to be completed by end-2009

A new S$35 million waterfront promenade at Marina Bay in central Singapore will be ready by the end of next year.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority has promised that visitors will get a panoramic view of the Bay from any spot on the promenade.

Its key design features a continuous waterfront loop, and along the Bayfront, visitors can expect to see dancing water jets, an eco-friendly Visitor Centre, a Mist Walk and the Double Helix Bridge.

The bridge serves as a pedestrian bridge linking visitors from the Bayfront to Marina Centre, completing an uninterrupted walking route around the Bay.

Visitors can expect to be cooled by large solar-powered fans along the Marina boulevard.

There will also be a 300 metre-long sculptural stainless steel structure creating the Mist Walk. Its futuristic smart design can even monitor the ambient temperature, relative humidity and people movement.

Fun Siew Leng, director of Urban Planning and Design, URA, added: “You can also come on water taxis in future. For example, you can hop on and hop off water taxis that will be operating in the Singapore River. This waterfront promenade (at) Marina Bay will allow everybody to access the Bay itself to be close to the water.”

All the developments in Marina Bay are very accessible and are connected by MRT stations.

For example, if a person is going to the Marina Bay integrated resort, there is an MRT station that is currently being built that will be fully integrated with the development.

In addition, all the developments will be linked via underpasses, so people can walk from one development to another.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 16 Sep 2008

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