A touch of God’s creation is located just adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. This park with 101 hectares of land area is a reclaimed land in central Singapore. This is Gardens by the Bay, a magnificent oasis teeming with spectacles and delights. You can find leisure and recreational activities, educational programs and tours at these gardens. What’s more, a visit here lets you get in touch with nature.
There are a lot of attractions in the Gardens by the Bay, all you need is to choose which one will suit your taste. This is also great for family bonding, date for two and a connection among your circle of friends.
photo by Justin Law
1. Cloud Forest
A visit to the Cloud Forest is like stepping out of the jungle and into the new realm of mountains. Here, you can learn and acquire knowledge about rare plants that are fast disappearing. You can take in the view of the mountain, which is surrounded by the diverse vegetation and floral gems that disappear into the puffy white clouds.
2. Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes
The Dragonfly and Kingfisher lakes have a glimmer that will leave you in utter amazement. Lakes are rich source of aquatic life from different species. Take a stroll along the 440-metre boardwalk of the Dragonfly Lake to discover more about our ecosystem.
3. OCBC Skyway
Reach for the stars in the OCBC Skyway as you get an up-close look of the Supertrees in the garden. Walk along the 128 meter-long aerial area like no other. Since it is 22 meters above the ground, the OCBC Skyway is a popular attraction of all ages as you immerse yourself with the heart of nature. During the day, the OCBC Skyway is such a picturesque sight with its surrounding flora. Don’t miss the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show that comes alive during evening.
4. Supertree Grove
Stand in amazement in the Supertree Grove. These are specifically designed vertical gardens with an impressive height of 25 to 50 meters tall. These towering beauties also come with large canopies that provide shade from the sun, and come alive with the display of light and sound at night. These one-of-a-kind trees are 16 storeys in height and can be found all around the Gardens. The OCBC Skyway links a couple of Supertrees at the Supertree Grove that provides you a fresh and brand new perspective of the Gardens. You can also relax and have fun in the 50-metre Supertree-top bistro perfect with its panoramic views of the Gardens and Marina Bay area.
5. Flower Dome
Entice your nose as you step into the Flower Dome where unique plants flourish in the constantly changing showcase of beautiful flowers. Discover different kinds of plants all around the globe, from Mediterranean to the subtropical regions. It serves as the home to hundreds of plants from deserted landscapes from all corners of the world, as it displays the adaptations of plants and flowers to arid environments.
Bay East Garden, Far East Organization Children’s Garden, Heritage Gardens, Sun Pavilion and Supertree Grove are also found in the Garden. Don’t limit yourself with this list. I encourage you to pay a visit to the place to witness the magical place and to get in touch with nature itself.