Singapore Plan to Build NS Square in Marina Bay Area
NS Square will be the red dot or the main focus of downtown Singapore
9 Aug 2020
The Singapore government will build NS Square, a giant stage that will replace The Float at Marina Bay.
“NS Square will become a red dot or the main focus of downtown Singapore”, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a National Day message on Sunday morning 9 August 2020. NS Square will have a grandstand that can seat around 30,000. In the future, the Singapore government also plans to hold a National Day Parade there.
For military conscripts, a basic military training graduation parade will also be held at NS Square. “It helps them to understand what they are standing for, and why generations of national soldiers are willing to serve and sacrifice, to defend this metropolis we have built together, and also the society that created all of this: our family, our friends, our life, and our future" said, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The Singapore government will also build a gallery there to showcase Singapore's defense and military stories, and honor past and present contributions to national defense.
NS Square will be a public space for everyone, young and old alike to enjoy. NS Square will be equipped with supporting facilities such as a food court, pedestrian area, cycling path, and water sports facilities to support activities such as swimming, dragon boating, canoeing, and kayaking.
NS Square can also be used for performances and other large-scale matches such as concerts, new year's events, or football matches.
The design tender consultation for the construction of NS Square was provided to a team led by WOHA Architects. Construction began in March 2022 and plan to be completed in 2025.