Sunday, 21 July 2013

Gardens By the Bay

Supertrees and OCBC Skyway with Marina Bay Sands at the background
One of the highlights of Gardens by the Bay is the Supertree. Supertrees are tree-like structures with heights in the range of 25-50 metres. They are actually vertical gardens! More than 200 species and varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and tropical flowering climbers are planted on the Supertrees.

In addition, the 11 Supertrees are fitted with photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy. When night falls, watch the Supertrees come alive with dazzling light displays!

Supertrees at night with light display

Close-up of Supertrees
A view of Marina Bay Sands from Gardens By the Bay at night


There is an elevated walkway called the OCBC Skyway that link the Supertrees. Visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of the gardens. There's also a dining place up there! Visit this link for details.

A view of Marina Bay Sands from Gardens By the Bay in the day
Supertrees with 2 domes and Singapore Flyer
One of the attractions is the Cloud Forest. The Cloud Forest is built in one of the dome, featuring a 35-metre tall mountain covered in vegetation shrouding the world's tallest indoor waterfall. It showcases plants found in tropical highlands up to 2000 metres above sea level.

Inside Cloud Forest Dome
Bridge view in Cloud Forest

For more information, please visit this link.


How to get there?


Hop on to the MRT Circle Line and get off at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1), take Exit B and follow the directions.


Where to stay?


  1. Marina Bay Sands - The most spectacular hotel in Singapore with world-class entertainment, shopping, restaurants and casino. Walking distance to Gardens by the Bay! How about hotels near Marina Bay Sands? Hotels around F1 Singapore Grand Prix?
  2. Swissotel The Stamford Hotel - One of the tallest hotels in Southeast Asia, located at the heart of the city with a shopping mall, restaurants and it is near City Hall MRT! Check out hotels near City Hall
  3. Marriott Hotel - A Five-star hotel in the Orchard Road shopping belt. 
  4. Hotels along Orchard Road shopping belt.


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