Gardens by the Bay is no ordinary park. Located in the heart of Singapore’s city core, this 101 hectare nature park continues to delight locals and visitors alike with its futuristic supertrees and exotic gardens.
Getting to Gardens by the Bay is easy. Simply tap in with your EZ-link card to take the MRT, Singapore’s subway, and alight at Bayfront MRT station. Take Exit B and follow the tunnel to Gardens by the Bay.
There are lots of sights to see and activities to enjoy at Gardens by the Bay, where you can easily spend an entire day. Here are some of Garden’s by the Bay’s top sights.
Many tourists visit Gardens by the Bay just to see the otherworldly supertrees, which look like they belong in a sci-fi movie. These massive structures are covered with ferns and tropical flowers. Some are equipped with solar panels which generate electricity.
Every day at 7:45 pm and again at 8:45 pm, visitors are treated to Garden Rhapsody, a free music and light performance starring the supertrees themselves. For the best view, lie down on one of the platforms and gaze up at the pulsating lights above.
This elevated bridge connects the supertrees and enables you to see Gardens by the Bay from 22 metres above the ground, with Marina Bay Sands in the background and the Singapore Flyer some distance away. You will have the opportunity to see the tops of the supertrees up close amid a very futuristic setting.
Another way to enjoy Gardens by the Bay from above is to take the lift up to the Supertree Observatory, where you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views not just of Gardens by the Bay but of the entire Marina Bay area. This open-air rooftop deck is perched on top of the highest supertree, 50 metres above ground level.
Gardens by the Bay is home to four Heritage Gardens which showcase Singapore’s history and culture with plants and landscaping. There are Chinese-, Malay-, Indian- and Colonial-themed gardens, each recreating a unique atmosphere inspired by these cultures.
This massive greenhouse has the distinction of being able to recreate climatic conditions from all over the world, from the Mediterranean climate with its olive trees and cypress trees to the semi-arid climate with its succulents and thorny trees.
Walking from one zone to another in the Flower Dome is like travelling around the world, as each area has been decorated to evoke the regions in which they exist.
The second dome at Gardens by the Bay is the Cloud Forest, which recreates a mountain environment complete with mist, cliffs and a 30 metre-tall waterfall. The plants on display include ferns, orchids, begonias as well as insect-eating pitcher plants.
Temperatures in the Cloud Forest dome range from about 23 to 25°C as the goal is to recreate a tropical highland region. That makes it the perfect place to enjoy some respite from the steamy weather outside.
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