Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is arguably the best tourist attraction in Singapore. Located in the heart of the city, this urban park has a lot to do and see, including various botanical gardens, a giant indoor waterfall, and a wide variety of wildlife.

As well as all the beautiful attractions that surround the park, the gardens have many sustainable features, such as collecting solar energy from supertrees and using the lake to filter water before it flows into an adjacent reservoir. It also has features and functions.

It opened in 2012, but new areas are constantly being added and various events are held throughout the year. Even if you’ve visited the gardens before, it’s worth another visit. There’s so much to see in Gardens by the Bay that I’ve written a detailed article on all the paid and free attractions around the city’s parks. We also included his itinerary for the day to help us make the most of our time at Gardens by the Bay.

The easiest and cheapest way to get to Gardens by the Bay is by taking the Singapore High Speed ​​Rail (MRT). The nearest MRT station is Bayfront station (CE1/DT16). Take Exit B and walk across the bridge towards Gardens by the Bay. Gardens by the Bay has five attractions that charge admission. Each ticket can be purchased near the entrance, and some tickets can also be purchased online. Here’s a summary:

flower dome

If you’ve never been to Gardens by the Bay, the first must-see is the Flower Dome, the world’s largest glass greenhouse.

And under this huge roof are many plant species from the Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia, South America and California.

Look out for African baobabs (aka bottle trees) and succulent and cactus gardens. In the center of the dome, there is an area called “flower garden” that changes with the seasons. Last time I came, I saw flower arrangement during the cherry blossom season.

It takes about an hour to see all of the Dome of Flowers, but more if you choose to have lunch and coffee at Hortus, the restaurant inside the Dome.

cloud forest

Another great paid attraction at Gardens by the Bay is Cloud Forest. The dome has a 35-meter-tall indoor waterfall and a lush mountain with tropical plants from all over the world. You can get up close to many of these exotic plants by walking guided paths, unique aerial walks, tree top walks, long aerial walks, and elevated cloud walks.

Also, check out the Secret Garden, home to over 7,000 plants of over 135 species. At the top of the Lost World, all plants are found at around 2,000 meters above sea level.

Most people spend about an hour and a half in the cloud forest. The dome itself is the size of 1.5 soccer fields!

Supertree Observatory

The Supertree Observatory is located at the top level of the tallest “tree” in Supertree Grove (approximately 16 stories high).

With an observation deck, you can enjoy an immersive digital learning experience in the comfort of an air-conditioned room. Or head up to the outdoor rooftop terrace for views of the Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay area. And there is also a restaurant upstairs!

Allow about 45 minutes to enjoy all of the Supertree Observatory. 

OCBC Skywalk

The OCBC Skyway is a 400-foot (128 m) aerial walkway suspended from his two Supertrees in Supertree Grove. The entire Skywalk takes about 15 minutes.

This is a fun way to explore Marina Bay’s Supertree Grove and surrounding areas.

Also, the scenery you can see from the skywalk changes depending on when you go.

Walking on the Skywalk during the day makes for great Instagram photos. But if you go there at night, you can see the area lit up with lights and maybe even enjoy a free light and music show at 22 meters high.

floral fantasy

As soon as you enter the 1,500-square-metre glass-enclosed room, follow the paths and marvel at the ever-changing landscape of the gardens. More than 15,000 freshly cut and preserved flowers hang from the ceiling and intermingle with other creative exhibits.

Floral Fantasy is for everyone who loves flowers and photography. Provides the most colorful backgrounds for your Instagram photos.

As with all paid attractions within the Gardens, there are plenty of free activities at Gardens by the Bay. Here’s a summary:

  • supertree grove
  • Garden Rhapsody at Supertree Grove
  • dragonfly lake
  • kingfisher swamp
  • kingfisher lake
  • sun pavilion
  • Heritage Gardens
  • quiet garden
  • Discover art sculptures scattered throughout the garden
  • Spot otters in the Kingfisher Swamp
  • Special event in the garden 

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