Gardens By the Bay
When we began researching our honeymoon, we soon realised that to fly to Indonesia, we would have to have stop-off before the final leg of our journey. One of the options was Singapore. Since watching one of the David Attenborough programmes, Wild Cities, where one of the featured destinations was Singapore, we were both quite determined that we would visit on the day. So took the opportunity and we booked ourselves a few days Singapore, on the way back from Indonesia.
The Gardens By the Bay in Singapore was one of the attractions that most appealed to us when we were researching our honeymoon. Located in the Marina Bay area of Singapore city, the gardens are quite a surprise.
We arrived an hour or so before sunset so were able to walk around the gardens during the day, and also after it got dark. We started off by walking around the Dragonfly and Kingfisher lakes, which are dotted with lots of plant life, designed to keep the ecosystem stable in this area.
Whilst you are walking around the garden, there are a number of really interesting sculptures. They are designed to complement the gardens. There are over 40 sculptures in total.
The part of the gardens that we were most keen to see was the Supertrees. 12 of the 18 Supertrees are located at Supertree Grove, with the tallest one coming up 16 storeys high. Standing below the trees and looking up, they are a feat of engineering. 11 of the trees have been designed to harvest solar energy. All of the trees house plants in their structures. All in all, there are over 200 different plants living in the Supertrees.
As darkness started to fall, the trees started to come to life. We decided now was the time to queue for the OCBC Skyway. This is a 128-metre aerial walkway, suspended between two of the Supertrees which takes you up close and personal with the trees. This was particularly spectacular at night.
We were very fortunate that we arrived up to the walkway just as one of the light and music shows was starting and we were treated to a very intimate show.
The trees at night are beautiful and I’m so pleased to have seen them. If I went back to Singapore, I would spend more time exploring what The Gardens by the Bay has to offer. There are also some other attractions, including the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.
Entrance to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest for adults is 28 SGD, which is about £15.50. Children are around half of that.
You can see the Supertrees and walk around the gardens for free, but if you wish to go up the OCBC Skyway, a ticket costs just 8 SGD for adults and 5 SGD for children, which I think is incredibly good value.
Here are a couple more pictures that I took whilst we were on the walkway.
What do you think? Does it look beautiful to you? Would you like to visit The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore?
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