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For filming and/or photography in the public spaces managed by URA’s Place Management Department (PMD), please submit an application to URA for approval. URA reserves the right to stop any filming and/or photography if prior approval has not been sought.

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Refer to the Marina Bay map (PDF) for the location of each public space.


A refundable security deposit of $500 may apply for filming and/or photography at the URA-managed spaces. If the event organiser fails to reinstate the event space, URA reserves the right to carry out the required reinstatement works or impose a penalty, drawing from the security deposit. The full amount will be refunded if no reinstatement cost or penalties are required.

Depending on the scale of the filming and/or photography set-up, applicants may also be charged based on the Non-Renewable Temporary Occupation Licence (NRTOL) rates for events.

The security deposit should be made in the form of a cashier’s order payable via post to:

Urban Redevelopment Authority
Attention: Belle Tan
45 Maxwell Road, Level 13, The URA Centre, Singapore 069118
For more information, contact Ms. Belle Tan, Place Management Department at


To apply for the use of the public spaces for filming and/or photography, please submit the following items:

1) Filming/Photography application form (PDF);

2) Supporting documents as indicated in section 3 of the application form; and

3) The Marina Bay Map (PDF) indicating the exact location of filming/photography

The items are to be submitted to Ms Belle Tan at at least fourteen (14) working days before the date of filming and/or photography. Processing of applications may take more than 14 working days for extensive set-ups.

Please note that additional permits are required if you are using a drone or unmanned aircraft for filming and/or photography. For more information, please visit CAAS website.

For filming at Merlion Park, please contact the Fullerton Heritage at

URA reserves the right to approve or reject any application for the use of an event space for filming and/or photography without providing any reason.