Recently added to the list of tourist attractions of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a unique concept that is quickly grasping the attention of the visitors. This man-made garden is a perfect way to escape the hustle bustle of the city. Situated opposite to Marina Bay Sands, one can witness a magnificent view of the garden from its top.
Nestled in the bay area of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a futuristic park, a new addition to the nature’s basket of the island. This vast and colourful garden is spread across 250 acres of reclaimed land along the waterfront. Its famous Supertree structures offer a mesmerizing view as you traverse the skywalk over the gardens. The place is a paradise for nature enthusiasts as one gets to discover hundreds of trees and plants. The over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouse recreates chilly mountain climates. The garden is divided into three sections namely: Bay East, Bay South, and Bay Central, a garden that connects to the other two gardens made along the waterfront. Of these sections, Bay South is the largest. The world’s tallest indoor waterfall in the Cloud Forest conservatory is another major spot to admire. A walk around the park also offers an expedition to the climate-controlled conservatories, and the Supertrees that are worth visiting.
Architecture of the Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is one of the finest examples of architecture built in the history of mankind. In an attempt to preserve the rare biodiversity, plants species, history and nature they have built several structures in the premises that offer an insight into nature?s world. Gardens by the bay is a collection of 12 different gardens, each one with its own USP and indulging every visitor in a different way. The different gardens are named – Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Children?s Garden, Supertree Grove, Bay East Garden, Bay South Garden, OCBC Skyway, Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lake, Heritage gardens, World of plants, Canyon and Sun Pavillion. Together they are spread over an area of 101 hectares, forming a green space for leisure and learning, exploring the different areas displaying history, evolution, plant and animal life, biodiversity and culture.
History of the Gardens by the Bay
With the idea of sustainable development in their mind, Gardens by the Bay was created by a design firm in 2012. The idea was announced to the public by the Prime Minister during the 2006 National Day, envisioned to become the premier outdoor recreation space of the country. For their efforts to preserve the flora and fauna they have won several awards and Gardens of the Bay is the third most popular destination of the country. It has won World Building of the Year in 2012 and the Guinness world record for Flower Dome, being the largest greenhouse structure that is home to several species of plants and flowers from different corners of the world.
Attractions at Gardens by the Bay
Flower Dome is one of the two cooled conservatories in Gardens of the Bay located along the Marina reservoir. It is the world?s largest columnless glasshouse. The distinctive feature of this manmade wonder is that is not just an architectural and modern edifice to witness but it is built to reduce the greenhouse effect and environment footprints. The interiors of the dome will take you to the different world with the Mediterranean and subtropical temperature. The dome is brimming with the variety of flowers of the tropical and Mediterranean region giving the vibrant views of nature. If the colours of nature is what you long for, then this is your place. Read more about the Flower Dome.
How would you like the magnificent views of the mountains amidst the concrete jungle of Singapore? The other one of the cooled conservatories is the cloud forest which is known for its high altitude artificial environment. The glass dome is built to offer the visitors the views and ambience as if they are surrounded by the mountains. There is a light cloud mist that fills the interiors of the dome and keeps the place chilly as if you are experiencing the winters and a misty waterfall with a gushing sound. Not just the beautiful mountain views you would also get to spot the diverse vegetation, rare plants and species and the environment they need to survive in. Read more about the Cloud Forest.
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Starting Price : Rs. 37,587/-