Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

We finished touring Universal Studios at 5pm. After a getting some rest and refreshments, we decided to proceed to one of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions – Gardens by the Bay.

Gardens by the bay singaporeGardens by the bay singapore 1Gardens by the bay singapore 2Gardens by the Bay is a nature park that covers 101 hectares of reclaimed land in Singapore. It’s located near the Marina Reservoir and near the popular mall and hotel – Marina Bay Sands. From Harbour Pointe, we took the MRT to Marina Bay and then walked to the garden. The garden came about because of the governments desire to create a “City in a Garden” to increase the greenery in the city and improve the quality of life. The park consists of 3 waterfront gardens – Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.

To create this, an international competition for the park design was launched in 2006.It garnered 70 entries from different countries all over the world. The winners were 2 British firms – Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter.

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1 Gardens by the bay singapore 6 heritage garden1GARDENS BY THE BAYThe park has many attractions such as The Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, OCBC Skyway, Supertree Grove, Childrens Garden, Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lake, Heritage Gardens, World of Plants and The Canyon.

Upon arriving, we walked thru Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lake, Heritage Gardens and Supertree Grove. Supertree Grove is a majestic edifice that looks especially outstanding at night with all the lights on. We weren’t able to check out the Skyway as it was closed at the time, but we did visit The Flower Dome. It holds an astonishing number and variety of flora and fauna.

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FLOWER DOME

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 We also got to watch a show near Supertree Grove at 7:45pm. The show featured fire dancers,aerial yoga and fire works. All in all, it was fun tour.

-Alex

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