Gardens by the Bay is one of the iconic landmarks of Singapore situated right next to the Marina Bay Sands in about 100 hectares of reclaimed land.
It consists of the Flower Dome which spans an area of around 1.2 hectares and is regarded as the world’s largest glass greenhouse consisting of flowers and plants found in regions as varied as the Mediterranean, South America, Australia, South Africa and more.
Then, there is the Cloud Forest which is a bit smaller than the Flower Dome but it’s cool moist conditions make you feel that you are somewhere in South East Asia.
It also consists of a cloud mountain wherein you actually feel you are rising up and above the rest of the surroundings. As you are climbing up, you also get to take in the cool and fresh air of the waterfall nearby.
And then, there are the Supertrees. These 18 super tree like structures which are about 25-50m in height are situated all around the garden. They perform a multilude of functions from providing shade and habitat for a varied set of plants like orchids, ferns and vines to using their photovoltaic cells to harness solar energy for lighting.
There’s a lovely light and sound show everyday in the evening at 7:45pm and 8:45pm when the Supertrees come to life in all their glory.
The OCBC (sponsored by OCBC bank) skywalk is a walkway between two Supertrees and gives you some great views of the entire garden.
Even though, this is a man-made wonder, if you are one for nature, a visit is a must!
1) The closest MRT station is Bayfront
2) OCBC Skywalk is closed on days when it rains. Sadly, the day we went it was raining intermittently and we couldn’t make it.
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