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Viewing the wonderful supertrees, cloud Forest and Cool Flower Dome
This place was developed and included among the must visit attraction of Singapore in 2012. You can find it in the center of Marina Bay. The place aims towards becoming a significant tropical garden and a role model for the entire world. Since Singapore is located near the equator, it has become easy for it to grow the lush tropical paradise in Marina Bay.
This attraction offers 3 separate gardens namely, Bay Central, Bay East and Bay South. It covers an area of more than 101 hectares (which is the size of around 177 football fields) that surrounds the Marina Channel. It can be termed that the country has been slowly transforming from ‘Garden City’ to being ‘City inside a Garden’.
Various flowers collection from around the world can be found in this dome.
Cloud Forest Dome
Cool and moist conservatory where you can see 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation and the tallest artificial waterfall showcases plant life from tropical highlands.
This wonderful garden is said to have opened in different phases. The first phase saw daylight on June 29, 2012, while Bay Central and Bay East Gardens are expected to be opened for the public by 2015. When completely ready, you can view foliage and plants that are collected from all parts of the world and kept in special sections.
There is no charge to enter the garden. However, for entering the two conservatories, there is an admission fees. The conservatories are Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome along with the 128 meter long aerial walkway. Local residents can follow the below mentioned chart for availing huge discounts on the tickets purchased.
|Price Chart||Non residents (2 conservatories)||Residents (2 conservatories)||Residents (1 conservatory)||Aerial walk-way|
|Senior citizens (over age 60)||S$28||S$15||S$8||S$5|
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It would be open from 5am till 2am regularly. The aerial walkway and the two conservatories would remain open from 9am-9pm.
It is the largest and covers an area of about 54 hectares. This is expected to serve as the Garden City’s heart. The Conservatory Complex is regarded to be the main feature of Bay South Garden. It displays perennial plants along with flowering species gathered from the Tropical Montane, temperate and Mediterranean climates. These would be displayed from two separate buildings.
Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes
They name this place literally as what you can see in this area. There will be dragonfly flying around and a lot of fish inside the lake.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world that exists beyond the surface of the lakes. More than a thing of beauty, the lakes are a rich source of aquatic life from fish to plants. These plants act as a natural eco-filter to cleanse water that has been captured from run-offs or pumped in from the connecting Marina reservoir. Filter beds comprising aquatic reeds are strategically located where the water enters and discharges from the lake system.
These aquatic plants also play a vital role in maintaining the right amount of nutrients in the lake by helping to absorb excess nitrogen and phosphorus, and to ensure better water quality. Take a stroll on the boardwalk of the Dragonfly Lake and discover more fascinating facts on the ecosystem.
The garden is full of supertrees that range between 25 and 50 meter in its height. The trees, that are actually metal and concrete structures does appear like trees. They tend to act as an engine room for the conservatory’s environmental systems and as receptacles of rainwater. These are anticipated to be lit up during the night, so that the tourists can have a clear view of the entire garden and enjoy its beauty.
Far East Organization Children’s Garden
Catering to kids from 1 to 12 years old, the one-hectare Far East Organization Children’s Garden consists of playtime elements that combine both nature and adventure. From exploring a 7.5 metre-tall tree house to splashing around at interactive water tunnels, adventure awaits at every corner.
So the next time you’re in the Gardens, make sure to stopover at the Far East Organization Children’s Garden and let your children explore the sights and sounds of nature’s playground.
Fine Dining, Restaurant and Satay by the Bay
Enjoy your romantic dinner at IndoChine. Soak in the view and ambience on the tallest Supertree, with unobstructed view of the cityscape on one side and nature’s best on the other.
Go get your local food at Satay By the Bay or Supertree Dining.
Horticulture show gardens
It displays the very best where garden artistry and tropical horticulture is taken into account. Two different collection centers are present on themes like “People and plants” and “Planet and Plants”. This garden speaks volume of the different distinctive ethnic group found in Singapore, with an Indian Garden, Chinese Garden and a Malay Garden. Colonial Garden here shows its significance as to how plants were once the driving force for trade that took place between the West and the East. ‘World of Plants’ present at the Heritage Gardens, shows the planet’s biodiversity.
This area covers around two hectares and about 7,000 people can be accommodated at a time. The Flower Market that is found off the East Coast Parkway is to house retailers, visitor centers and events. Moreover, it is expected to make travel much more comfortable, as it connects by an underpass to Marina Bayfront MRT.
Food and water gardens
Water Gardens present here tends to feature cascading waterfall, which ends in wave pool. The place also is a hot favorite among foodies, as there is huge collection of food plants in the Food Gardens. It displays a huge variety of food plants that are used commonly throughout South East Asia and Singapore. Beverage and dining outlets are present here, where you can enjoy mouth watering food of your choice. From the theme Building, you can learn about animals, water and plants in nature.
How to reach the Gardens through the Bay?
Firstly, one should try to find the different ways to get to Marina Bay Sands & Integrated Resort. Another few minutes are to be taken for reaching the gardens through the overhead bridge that connects Sands Expo with the Convention Centre located on Level-four to the gardens.
By opening of Circle Line and Downtown Line, it has become quite easier to reach Gardens-By-The-Bay via MRT (or the subway). You can check on reaching Marina Bay Sands via MRT page that has complete details along with images that displays as to how to reach the Bayfront MRT station that is directly linked to Marina Bay Sands and the Gardens.
You can board at any of the below mentioned MRT Station to reach the Gardens-By-The-Bay and this depends entirely from where you come from:
- Little India Station / any other station present along the N-E line
- Orchard Station / any other station present along the N-S line
- Changi Airport Station / any other station present along the E-W line