Situated in the vibrant Marina Bay district, Marina Mandarin Singapore and its surroundings are easily accessible via various modes of transportation. Taxis are readily available at the entrance of our hotel, and the nearby Esplanade MRT Station is within a few minutes' walk.
The hotel is also near the Marina Square Shopping Mall and is adjacent to the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Its central location further offers numerous key tourist sights and experiences for travellers.
Places of Interest Around the Hotel
Attractions – Whether it’s walking around the Civic District, visiting cultural attractions or soaking in the nightlife of the cosmopolitan city, the Marina Bay area offers a variety of things to do and places to see for visitors to Singapore, such as:
- Gardens by the Bay
- ArtScience Museum
- Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
- National Museum of Singapore
- National Gallery
- Walking tour of the Civic District
Nightspots – Experience the nightlife of Singapore opposite our hotel at the circle of bars located on the Esplanade, or take a short walk to Boat Quay. Guests can choose from a variety of nightspots for live bands, dance clubs and chill-out bars.
- Changi Airport (20 min, by car)
- City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station (15 min walk)
- Esplanade Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station (5 min walk)
- Gardens by The Bay (8 min walk)
- Marina Bay Golf Course (10 min, by car)
- Marina Bay Sands (5 min, by car)
- Marina Promenade Floating Platform (5 min walk)
- Promendae Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station (10 min walk)
- Raffles Place (5 min, by car)
- Singapore Expo (20 min, by car)
- Singapore Flyer (10 min walk)
Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival levels of each Terminal. The journey to the Hotel is estimated to cost between $18.00 and $38.00 and takes approximately 30 minutes. Fares are metered and there is additional airport surcharge for all trips originating from the airport.
$5 airport surcharge - 5.00pm to 12.00am (Fridays to Sundays)
$3 airport surcharge - all other times
Midnight surcharge of 50% of final metered fare - 12.00am to 6.00am (daily)
You can reach the hotel using SMRT Public trains and the ride to the closest station “Esplanade” takes around 45 minutes.
Click here to view a detailed network map of SMRT as well as calculate the ride fare.
Airport Shuttle Bus
Bus shuttles are available at each terminal of Changi Airport from $9 per pax and can be booked directly at the airport, arrival hall.
*Estimated wait time for Airport Shuttle is up to 15 minutes during peak hours (6.00am - 9.00am and 5.00pm - 1.00am) and up to 30 minutes during non-peak hours. The journey to the city centre will take approximately 25 minutes under normal traffic conditions.
There are four official languages in Singapore: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. English is the language of business and administration, and is widely spoken and understood. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother tongues as well as English.
The unit of currency used in Singapore is the Singapore dollar, denoted by the sign S$ or SGD. You can exchange your foreign currency for Singapore dollars at most major banks, where exchange rates vary from one institution to another. Most banks open from 9.30am to 3pm during weekdays and 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
All major credit cards are widely accepted, with Visa and MasterCard being the most common. Traveller’s cheques are another convenient and safe way for you to conduct transactions in Singapore. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are found all over Singapore, and a large proportion of these allow for cash withdrawals from Visa or MasterCard credit cards.
Singapore uses a time zone eight hours in advance of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), (UTC+8). It is known as Singapore Standard Time or SST, and is the same as Australian Western Standard Time, Central Indonesia Time, Malaysian Standard Time, Philippines Standard Time, Chinese Standard Time and Hong Kong Time.
Best Time to Visit
Many overseas visitors make annual shopping expeditions to Singapore as it has established a worldwide reputation for wonderful services and a great variety of products.
The Great Singapore Sale, held annually from May to July, is an event not to be missed as huge savings can be obtained from thousands of participating stores all over Singapore.
It is sometimes a good idea to time your holiday with special events taking place in your destination. Throughout the year, Singapore’s events calendar is filled with a unique blend of colorful ethnic festivals, dazzling international performances and thrilling spectator sports.