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The ArtScience Museum is located in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort that consists of a hotel, a casino, a conference centre, a shopping mall, an ice skating rink and numerous restaurants, in addition to. This famous neighbourhood block offers visitors with an ideal, centrally located place to stay in Singapore.
The ArtScience Museum opened its doors on 17 February 2011 and is the first ArtScience museum in the world. It has a permanent collection spread across three galleries as well as being host to numerous touring exhibitions. The focal point of this museum is the building itself, which was built by architect Moshe Safdie to look like a lotus flower floating over Marina Bay.
Address and contact: Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay, tel: (65) 6688 8888
Opening times and fees: daily, 10:00 – 19:00: foreigners: SG$30 for full accessWhere to stay
Besides the Marina Bay Sands itself, there are quite a few hotels near the ArtScience Museum to choose from, with properties available in all classes. Staying in this area is great for those wanting to explore the most modern part of Singapore as well as being close to some of its more historical areas. Many attractions here are within the integrated resort, though there are some others in the neighbourhood, like the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Square and the Marina Bay Golf Course.
The hotels very near the ArtScience Museum are well-appointed five-star properties which feature a wide selection of room types, onsite dining choices, pools, spas and often business or function centres, with some lower budget options with more modest appointments found on or around Beach Road in the Colonial District. Still, the Marina Bay area itself is known for its luxury, catering mostly to travellers with money to spare.
Many accommodation choices in the area are branded hotels that are known for their exceptional hospitality and offer a relaxing place to unwind after shopping or visiting the sights around the city-state. There are some wonderful restaurants and bars in this neighbourhood, though for a better selection it is best to make the short journey to the Riverside area. Public transport in Singapore is great, so visitors will have no trouble getting around.