With the recent completion of the Marina Barrage, the newly created Marina Reservoir will be a choice venue for a wide range of international standard water sporting activities, including hosting the Canoeing and Rowing competition events for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010.
The Marina Reservior area will include a sheltered, 1km straight race-course earmarked for Canoeing and Rowing activities. The on-land activites will be staged along a portion of Gardens by the Bay – a new 32-hectare public park facility next to Marina Reservoir.
With an extensive water frontage along the Marina Reservoir, the Gardens will provide an excellent vantage point for spectators and media coverage. A covered seating gallery for approximately 1,100 spectators will also be constructed so that fans will have a spectacular, clear view of the live competition action along the channel.
The proposed facilities to be made available on site at the Marina Reservoir for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010 includes a boat-storage shed for up to 200 boats, a boat-washing area, toilet and shower facilities, and a doping-control station. The Marina Reservoir is situated about 20 minutes by shuttle bus from the Youth Olympic Village.