Sampan Rides (The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore)

While there is the famous gondola in Venice at the Venetian Macau where you get to have a boat ride with a gondolier that sings as he rows you down the Grand Canal. Singapore has its own version, well something similar but minus the singing – the Sampan Ride at the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore which is indoors and sheltered from bad weather. A sampan is a flat bottom small Chinese wooden boat and the name is derived from the original Cantonese (Chinese dialect) term for boats.

 Sampan Rides – The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore
The sampans making their rounds
A ride on the sampan in the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore's canal will take you along the Canal, the Shoppes and around the Rain Oculus (a 22-meter diameter acrylic bowl set on a 90-ton steel structure that is two-stories high and releases more than 22,000 liters of water per minute.

Rain Oculus
The Rain Oculus without the water gushing out
This ride would be perfect for those who want to have a boat ride in a controlled environment (e.g. no bad weather or choppy weathers) and for the children. It is a simple ride and makes for an interesting experience, but not suitable for those who expect the great outdoors and a natural environment (it is in a shopping mall after all). Do note that children who are under 1.2 meters have to wear a vest, while those under 2 years of age are not allowed on this ride.

 Sampan Rides – The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Interesting people watching
the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Fans of the Korean dramas, take note, the Sampan Ride was featured in Spy Myeongwol.



Location:
Canal Level (B2)
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Ticket Price:
$10 per person (Kids and Adults)

Ticket counter:
Retail Concierge, B2
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (website)

Operating hours:
11:30am to 8:30pm daily
Last ride at 8:15pm

Telephone:
+65 9718 1534

Admission Guidelines:

Children 2 - 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 years and infants in arms are not permitted.



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