What in the world is at the new Marina South Pier MRT station?

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    Marina South Pier MRT Station
    Marina South Pier is now the new terminal station on the south

    We are a curious bunch at GrateNews. So we couldn’t help but check out the new MRT station that has sprung up recently at the southern end of the North-South line. Called the Marina South Pier station, it is now the new terminal station in the south of Singapore.

    Marina South Pier MRT Station
    Yay, lot of seats available!

    The Marina South Pier MRT Station started operations on 23 November 2014. Not all the trains stop at this station. We had to wait approximately 10 minutes for the train to arrive.

    Still very much in mint condition, the station mainly serves passengers going to the Marina South Pier and the Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Although there aren’t many other amenities currently, here are 5 things you can do in the vicinity.

    1. Take a ferry to the Southern Islands of Singapore

    Remember Kusu Island or Saint John’s Island? You can hope onto a ferry at the Marina South Pier and take a day trip to one of Singapore’s Southern Islands. Marina South Pier was built to replace Clifford Pier since 2006! We must be living under a rock.

    View of Marina South Pier
    View of Marina South Pier

    2. Have a picnic

    Pack some food, pick a spot and have a picnic. With the back of Marina Bay Sands as your backdrop and a stunning view of the pier, it is the perfect place to stretch your legs and daydream.

    3. Have a romantic dinner onboard a riverboat

    Planning a dinner for two? Why not board the Stewords Riverboat and have a hearty Texan-Mexican meal at Santa Fe on board the riverboat? Go on Tuesdays, they are running a 1-for-1 promotion for main courses.

    Stewords Riverboat
    Fancy some quesadillas or fatijas? Santa Fe serves Texan-Mexican fare onboard Stewords Riverboat.

    4. Book a cruise at Marina Bay Cruise Centre

    Why fly when you can take a cruise to Australia, India or Thailand? That is, if you have the time. The Marina Bay Cruise Centre is Singapore’s second cruise terminal after HarbourFront and is designed to berth some of the world’s largest ships like the Oasis-class cruise liners.

    5. Take a walk to Marina Bay Sands

    Alight at Marina South Pier MRT station and take the scenic route to Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands. Bring your camera, shoot some pictures and take some time to appreciate the Singapore skyline on your way.

    Dramatic skies at the pier
    Dramatic skies at the pier during dusk