Gardens by the Bay
the Bay is the newest tourist attractions in Singapore opened on 29th June
2012 at a cost of over $1 billion Singapore dollars. Located close to
Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay has 2 huge glass greenhouse botanical
gardens and some massive artificial trees joined by a sky walking bridge.
At night the park is illuminated by a spectacular light show.
Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is set on 101 hectares of reclaimed land next to Marina Reservoir. There are a number of nice walking trails along the waterfront connecting the various gardens.
Cloud Forest is a 12,000m2 glass conservatory comprising of plants that are native to mountainous regions which are 1000 to 3500 meters above sea level. The entire conservatory is air-conditioned to reproduce the climate at these altitudes maintained at around 23 - 25 degrees Celsius.
Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay
Inside the massive dome of Cloud Forest is a 35 meter man made mountain and waterfall covered in thousands of species of plants. You can climb to the top of the mountain and make your way down the various walk ways the view the plants from above and below.
Gardens by the Bay conservatories are open every day of the week from 9am - 9pm. The Bay South outdoor gardens are open everyday from 5am - 2am.
Cost to get into the conservatories for local residents is Adult - S$12 for one conservatory or S$20 for two conservatories, Children S$8 for one conservatory or S$12 for two conservatories.
For tourists and visitors to Singapore the price is Adult S$28 for 2 conservatories, Children S$15 for 2 conservatories. There is also a S$5 charge to go up onto the sky walkway at Supertree Grove.
Getting to Gardens by the Bay
You can get a MRT train to Bayfront Station and it is around a 10 - 15 minute walk to the front ticket office.
A taxi to Gardens by the Bay from the Orchard Road area of Singapore will cost around $14 or there is public parking if you are driving.
If you are visiting or staying at Marina Bay Sands there is a walk way that takes you across to Gardens by the Bay.
For more information visit Gardens By The Bay official website.
Last updated 8th September 2012
The Flower Dome is a 16,000m2 glass conservatory with a selection of plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid subtropical regions like Australia, Central Chile, California and South Africa. The air-conditioning keeps this conservatory at a temperature between 23 - 25 degrees Celsius.
The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay has a cool dry climate. The Flower Dome is the world's largest columnless greenhouse. There is a great display of cacti, succulents and baobabs.
The Supertree Grove has the massive artificial trees which are up to 25 meters high, connected by a 128 meter sky walk. These artificial trees are not just amazing to see they have a functional use as part of the air-conditioning units to extra moisture from the Singapore air to circulate in the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. At the top of the tallest tree is a restaurant with great views over to Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore skyline. At night time these massive trees are lit up with a very impressive light show.
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