It is my 2nd visit to Singapore this year last being March and as I keep on mentioning, I’m really amazed that every time I visit this small city-state there is something new to see or do.
True enough, this trip I am blessed to be able to visit Singapore’s newest attraction, The Gardens by the Bay.
Last March, that place is totally a construction site! While passing the Marina Bay Sands area, I saw big skeleton posts and lots of big tractors or bulldozers. Those skeleton posts are now called the Supertree Grove and is just amazing!
Entrance to the Gardens by the Bay is around SGD 33 (approx. THB 900) per person. It is good for 2 conservatories and the OCBC Skyway.
At first, me and my colleagues thought that we don’t need to stay at the attraction long. We thought we will spend maximum 30 minutes, just walk around and take few snapshots. Apparently, the 30 minutes became almost 3 hours (including lunch) plus the heavy downpour just before we had our late lunch.
Gardens by the Bay opened few months ago so the place is not 100% complete. Even at its current state though, the place is just lovely. You can see many kinds of floras all over the world. While walking, we can’t help but compare the place to the setting of the movie Avatar (Pandora).
Our first stop is the Supertree Groves, 12 16-storey high structures that provides height and dimension to the place. Marina area is teeming with tall skyscrapers including the iconic Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer. From the Supertree, you get to appreciate these modern wonders as the perfect backdrop for a truly magnificent photo.
Then we headed upstairs to the OCBC Skyway. It is a foot bridge linking all the Supertrees together. The bridge is suspension type so it was slightly moving. I’m a bit anxious and wanted to walk fast to the other side of the bridge due to my fear of heights. But the sheer beauty of the surrounding kept me taking a lot of photos.
Do I looked scared on the last picture above? He he he.
You can really breathe fresh air while up there. Singapore is a very clean and green city so the air is fresher than most of the highly urbanized cities of the world (except occasional smog experienced yearly).
There is also an audio tour for visitors who want to learn more about the species of plants in the Cloud Forest.
From the glass panels, you can see the picturesque view of Singapore skyline.
You can also see exotic plants like Venus Flytrap and Pitcher Plant.
There is also the “Cloud Walk” allowing you to traverse around the man-made mountain and see the view from top.
The entrance to the Flower Dome is a visual feast with brightly colored flower walls surrounding the walk way.
This picture is so cute..looks like the statue is smelling the flowers…ha ha ha.
I’m now looking forward to go back to this Garden hopefully next year together with my family once all the flowers are in bloom.
God’s magnificence is surely in that place. He colours and beautifies our lives and surroundings.