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Gardens by the Bay Singapore
Gardens by the Bay, Greenery Amidst the City
Gardens by the Bay Singapore is home to the famous Flower Dome. The destination covers an area of 3.0 acres and basically replicates a dry, mild climate. The area features plants that are found in the semi-arid tropical regions and the Mediterranean. The Flower dome is 125 feet high and maintains a temperature which lies between 23 centigrade to 25 centigrade. The temperature decreases during the night time. The flower dome has 7 different gardens under its jurisdiction where both the young as well as the old can enjoy. The flower dome is also home to an olive grove that has a bistro as well. The area also contains a display field where different flower shows are held throughout the year.
The cloud forest is another destination in Gardens by the Bay Singapore which is a must visit. The destination covers an area of 2.0 acres and replicates the moist conditions that are mostly found in the tropical mountain regions. The cloud forest is home to 138 feet high Cloud Mountain. You can go to this mountain through an elevator. You can descend from the mountain by following a circular path. The circular path is beautiful and is also home to 115 feet waterfall. If you want to enjoy refreshing cool air then for this you can go near the waterfall. The cloud mountain is more of an intricate structure which is home to ferns, orchids, anthuriums, and bromeliads. The area has different levels with each level offering a different theme.
The supertrees are more of tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens by the Bay Singapore's landscape via heights that range from 82 feet to 160 feet. The Supertrees are vertical gardens that perform various functions such as shading, planting and operating as environment engines. The supertrees consist of enclaves of exotic and unique orchids and ferns. They also have a huge collection of bromeliads. The bromeliads are fitted with different environmental technologies that impersonate the ecological habits of the trees- photovoltaic cells that produce solar energy which can be utilized for various functions of the supertrees like lighting etc. A worthy place to go in the Groove is the OCBC skyway which is an elevated walkway which is located between 2 very large supertrees. The area provides you with a panoramic view of the gardens. There is a food outlet available as well at the 160 feet supertree. Every night a music show is also held at the supertree groove. The themes of the music show keep on changing every month.
Another worthy attraction to visit in the Gardens by the Bay Singapore is the children's garden. The garden has been primarily designed by the grant associates and received funding worth $10 million from the Far East organization. The attraction is primarily for kids aged 6 or below 12. The attraction was opened back in the year 2014 and since then has been the favorite place for the kids in the Gardens by the Bay Singapore. The children's garden is very near to the adventure trail and the Treehouse. The adventure trail is home to hanging bridges, trampolines and balancing beams etc. The children's garden is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Mondays.
Horticultural themed gardens are another highlight of the Gardens by the Bay Singapore. The gardens are basically divided into two sets with one set dealing in relationships between plants and people and the other set dealing in relationships between plants and planet. They are a significant part and parcel of the edutainment program of the garden. The aim of the program is, of course, to provide plant knowledge to the public. The plants and people theme is home to a heritage garden that shows different cultural groups that exist in Singapore. It also shows the significant role which plants play in the respective cultures and colonial history of Singapore. It also focuses on the plants which are economically important to South East Asia and Singapore.
How to Get Tickets?
The tickets differ as per the different attractions in the Gardens by the Bay Singapore. As you have seen already that Gardens by the Bay Singapore is a bunch of different attractions. The prices of the tickets for each attraction are different. The tickets can be purchased by you from 9:00 am till 9:00 pm. The ticket prices are generally affordable and as a tourist, you will surely not find it expensive.
How To Get Around?
The area is spread around 250 acres. If you wish you can tour the entire destination by walking. If you wish you can rent a bike as well. If you are looking for a unique experience then a carriage and horse ride will work for you as well.
What Should I Wear?
There is no particular dress code which you need to follow in the Garden. You can wear anything decent. However while going inside the Garden ensure that there are no pet animals with you.
Best Time to Visit
It is recommended that you visit the Garden late afternoon or evening as this is time when artificial lights turn on and the garden gives an entirely different look. You can avoid weekends if you are someone who does not like too much crowd.
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Will I Need a Guide?
There are many wonderful guided tours available in Gardens by the Bay Singapore. These guided tours are awesome. There is a one hour package which involves the Garden Cruiser Audio Tour and a guided tour to 2 separate Conservatories.
How To Get There?
There are many train services that can be availed by you to successfully reach the Garden. Similarly there are numerous buses available which can take you to the destination. Both train and bus drop you very close to the tourist attraction.