Gardens by the Bay – Spend a Day Admiring the World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall & Marvel at the Futuristic Supertrees
February 10, 2018
Gardens by the Bay is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry that presents the plant kingdom in an extraordinary perspective. There are interactive and entertaining activities to educate visitors about plants rarely seen in this part of the world, ranging from species in cool, temperate climates to tropical forests and habitats. I’m a person who loves flowers a lot, and Gardens by the Bay is one of my top favourite attractions in Singapore.
WHAT TO SEE
The highlights at Gardens by the Bay are the Cloud Forest, the OCBC Skyway atop the Supertrees and the Flower Dome. You’ll be awed speechless by the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 35 metres at the Cloud Forest. Take the lift to the top and descend through the surreal mist-filled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk. The 7-storey high “mountain” is densely planted with orchids, bromeliads, begonias, pitcher plants and ferns from the cool-moist Tropical Montane region. All of these are epiphytic and live on top of other plants in nature.
The OCBC Skyway at Supertree Grove sits 22 metres above ground, and allows you to soak in the spectacular views of the Gardens against the Marina Bay skyline while giving you the unique sensation of floating above the ground. The 128 metres long aerial walkway is definitely not for the faint-hearted but once you’ve overcome your fear of heights, you will certainly enjoy the spectacular view. In the evenings, the supertrees come alive with the Garden Rhapsody – a free light and sound show at 7.45pm and 8.45pm.
The Flower Dome is perhaps the most prominent structure at Gardens by the Bay (if you are looking down from Marina Bay Sands). It is the largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records. The display of flowers and plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions are always changing according to seasons and festivals. The ongoing floral display features the picturesque landscape of Chinese imperial gardens in line with the Lunar New Year.
WHERE TO EAT
From local hawker fare at Satay by the Bay, to cafes like the Children’s Garden Café and Café Crema, to luxurious restaurants like Pollen and Indochine, you don’t have to worry about going hungry while exploring Gardens by the Bay.
WHERE TO SHOP
If you really love Gardens by the Bay and hope to bring a piece of the Gardens with you back home, there is a wide range of memorabilia and souvenirs available at the Arrival Gift Shop, the Canopy Gift Shop and the Conservatory Gift Shop.
It’ll be good to schedule half a day for exploring the Gardens! Hope you’ll enjoy the blossoms and the stunning architecture as much as I did!
Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: Check the website for the specific opening hours of each attraction within the Gardens and the eateries.
Contact: 6420 6848