When was the last time you visited Singapore? If it was a couple of years ago then friends you have missed out on ever-changing Singapore’s latest attraction ‘Gardens by the Bay’. This straight from the movie Avatar-like ambience mesmerizes you with its vibrant colours and beauty. Monet, the famous French painter, once referred to his own garden as his most beautiful masterpiece. Singapore’s new icon, Gardens by the Bay- a 101 hectares horticultural attraction, certainly seems to be Singapore’s most beautiful masterpiece with more than 250 thousand rare plants in huge domed conservatories.
Less than five-minute walk from Marina Bay, the Gardens is split into three waterfront spaces: Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and Supertree Groove.
A first peek at Gardens by the Bay and you would find yourselves pleasantly surprised at what the garden has to offer.
Cloud Forest is the cool-moist conservatory that houses plant life found between 1,000 to 2,000 meters above sea level, from ravines to mountain-tops. Its main feature is the 35-meter tall mountain covered in lush vegetation with a magnificent indoor waterfall.
You can take a leisure stroll up to the mountain top, before descending via two walkways in the clouds for an aerial view of the canopy and mountainside beneath. There are nine unique zones in Cloud Forest, namely Lost World, Cloud Walk, The Cavern , Waterfall View, Crystal Mountain, Tree Top Walk, Earth Check, +5 Degrees and Secret Garden.
The Tree Top Walk is at Level 4, outside the Crystal Mountain. The Cloud Walk is at the top of the mountain. The 360-degree view from the Cloud Walk is real fun. After completing your visit at Cloud Forest, you can proceed to Flower Dome.
Flower Dome, on the other hand, is the world’s largest column-less greenhouse and it replicates the climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. It features a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, showcasing the adaptations of plants to dry environments.
It’s the perfect time to enjoy a cooling and leisurely stroll here, as you enjoy beauty of the flowers and plants. You can spend about an hour here before proceeding to the Supertree Groove.
The Supertree Groove is the most beautiful part of the garden at night. These unique trees of up to 16 stories in height can be found all around the Gardens, but there are twelve-storey trees at the Supertree Grove, and the remaining six-storey trees are placed in clusters of threes at the Golden and Silver Gardens.
At night, these Supertrees come alive with an exhilarating display of sound and light. It starts at 7:45pm and 8:45pm every evening.
The main attraction here is the OCBC Skyway, which is a 128-metre long walkway that connects the two 25-metre Supertrees at the Supertree Grove. From here, visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the garden as well as the surrounding Marina Bay area.
If you haven’t been here yet, you can consider bringing your family to enjoy the beauty of the nature in the garden. The general park area is free to enter. However, you need to buy tickets to visit the main attractions of the garden. Or you can visit the Supertree Groove at night and have dinner at the nearby Supertree Dining. Night photography here is fantastic! You must visit Gardens by the Bay for an awe-inspiring experience.
Team Veena World