When it comes to attractions in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay tops the list. Beyond the outstanding impression it leaves to every visitor, it is suited to all people from seniors to little kids.
It was a pleasure to visit Gardens by the Bay during my Singapore trip. I am more inclined into historical attractions yet I added it to my itinerary due to the fact that it has been one of the endorsers when it comes to luring tourists to visit Singapore..and it will never disappoint.
The main attractions within Gardens by the Bay are – Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, and the Supertree Grove. Our friends from Gardens by the Bay let me experience them all and for me to share them all to you.
Let us start with the Cloud Forest, perfectly representing a real cloud forest – a high altitude forest, moisten with the presence of low-level cloud formation.
The first thing that greets you..
A wow moment, even from someone who comes from a tropical country like the Philippines, home to countless waterfalls. It is impressive and the cool sensation from the falls was the perfect refreshment from Singapore’s heat.
The “mountain” is filled with orchids ( Singapore’s national flower) as well as other plants.
Some coming from different parts of the world
More than visual, Gardens by the Bay is an educational attraction in Singapore.
Rafflesia made from Lego bricks. They also had Lego fly-catcher and pitcher plants. Kids will be thrilled to see them!
With its misty moist environment, it is a relaxing sightseeing activity while in Singapore. Very safe and accessible for those with mobility needs.
The Cloud Walk is a must inside the Cloud Forest.
An elevator can take you to the Cloud Walk. I tried..yes just, tried.
With fear of heights, I lasted for only ten steps and went back! I’m sure I looked like a fool as I tightly held the railings going back to the entrance. Maybe I could have conquered it if I had somebody to walk with me.
But it was enough for me to get some shots including the views of Marina Bay Sands.
The Supertree Grove shot taken from one of the 2,577 glass panels of the greenhouse.
To my fellow acrophobic, there is a cloud walk suited for us. The lower tier of the main Cloud Walk is perfect for everybody.
If you are traveling with kids, it is stroller-friendly. You can stop and watch the misty “clouds” and admire the structure.
There are more things to see within the Cloud Forest like the Crystal Mountain – a whole floor dedicated to various crystal formations across the globe.
The GB Models showing Gardens by they Bay’s advocacy towards self-sufficiency. You will be awed by the voices and graphics.
There is also a floor-to-wall short film showing just before you exit. Another wow moment for me.
From Cloud Forest, I recommend you take a little break before proceeding to the Flower Dome to give you a fresh start and avoid getting too overwhelmed. There are shops and snack stores or dine at any of the 10 dining options at Gardens by the Bay.
In a beautiful contrast with Cloud Forest, the Flower Dome has a dry environment showcasing trees and shrubs that grow in dry and hot climate.
I visited a few weeks after the Chinese New Year, hence the theme.
The gardens are grouped into different places like Mediterranean. My personal favourite spot at Flower Dome.
Tall palms. Can you see what I saw when I was there?
I was too early for the Tulipmania but I met flowers named Dahlia. I’m in love with this bloom!
It comes in different hues like this one.
Many interesting flowers and plants at the Flower Dome like this amusing flower called Pussy Willow.
You got me twisted..
The year of the goat
Move towards the area with the baobabs trees.
I heart you.
It gives you a good vintage point too.
Interesting plant. I forgot its name but its defence mechanism is to play dead. Yes, it is alive.
Something for the boys to admire..
Cactus of different sizes and shapes..
Another paid attraction at Gardens by the Bay is the OCBC Skywalk. Arguing with myself if I should give it a try with my dizzy experience during my attempt at the Cloud Walk. “Someone’s got to do it”, they say, so I bravely showed my media pass and took the elevator.
I’m glad I did. It gave me another view of the Supertree Grove.
The Flower Dome and the Singapore Flyer.
I spent almost 6 hours at Gardens by the Bay and there are still more to see and enjoy. For one, the Supertree Grove are beyond lovely at night. The different heritage gardens and the Meadows are still waiting for me. I’m also dreaming of enjoying my food and drinks with the relaxing view of these urban gardens. Likewise, I can’t wait to hear my kid’s squeals as they enjoy the Children’s Garden.
Gardens by the Bay is an attraction that you’ll keep coming back over and over again. With all said, it goes without saying that I’m definitely coming back. If you are heading or planning to go to Singapore, this is the place to see.
Thank you Gardens by the Bay for the wonderful birthday treat!
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For more information, visit the official site of Gardens by the Bay www.gardensbythebay.com !
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