Gardens by the Bay

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Gardens by the Bay
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
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5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
About
An integral part of Singapore's "City in a Garden" vision, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at the heart of Singapore's new downtown - Marina Bay. Comprising three waterfront gardens - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central - Gardens by the Bay will be a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World.
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Frappezz
Singapore, Singapore2,976 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
I like how the Gardens by the Bay (GBB) always organizes themed events to draw visitors to revisit the place. I am not a nature fan but I'm always enticed to visit the Gardens a few times every year for events like the tulip fair in April/May, the Mid Autumn lantern display in September/October and the outdoor Christmas market in November/December.

I was lucky during my weekend ramble in the GBB as there were three events going on as the same time! There is the 'Glass in Bloom' event spanning several months, where colourful Dale Chihuly glass sculptures of every shape, shade, and size were on display around the Gardens, outdoors on the manicured lawns where admission is free as well as inside the airconditioned Flower Dome where entry is ticketed. (See photos.)

Then there are big, handcrafted figures of bunnies, deers,children, boats etc set up at the Supertree Grove, on the lawns and meadow and around the Dragonfly Lake, which I think will be beautiful at night when the whimsical lanterns are lit up for the month long Mid Autumn Festival celebrations (centered around its actual date Sept 21st, 2021). As I visited GBB in the day, I missed seeing the lanterns all lit up after sunset. I would recommend visiting in the late afternoon or early evening so one can enjoy the GBB sights in both daylight and after dark.

I managed to spy from a distance a larger than life Miffy who was making her rounds at the Flower Dome on Sunday; she and her chaperone were mobbed by excited kids and their parents who wanted to take wefies. Miffy's presence was part of the GBB's Children Day's Festival. Around the Supertree Grove were several big, colourful rubber animals - a centipede, a teddy bear, etc. Pre-covid, children will be climbing up and bouncing on these big rubber animals, but due to covid and distancing rues, they can only gawk and snap photos. I guess I was lucky last weekend to be part of a triple bill at the Gardens.
Written October 4, 2021
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Annie C
Singapore63 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
You will enjoy the impressive waterfall and mountain plants at Cloud Forest, it's seasonal festive flower display at Flower Dome. Remember to stay till the sun is down for the Supertree light display when you can relax and lie down, listening to the folk songs of Singapore and Asia which strike a curd in anyone who love this region and simultaneously gazing up at the Mega Supertrees and azure sky. You may wish to tsje a refreshing tram ride around the gardens saving the tedious walk u see the sun.

One caution: Do not buy family membership as they always cordon the outdoors of the Gardens for any festive light display and make visitors pay again for entry to the cordoned area.. I renewed twice but wonder what the payment was for when I have to pay for each upcoming seasonal display again
Written February 16, 2022
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ccgkitten
Valhalla, NY132 contributions
Dec 2019
We really enjoyed our visit. I recommend going first thing in the morning before it gets too crowded. While there were a lot of people there, we never felt too overwhelmed by a crowd. We loved the Cloud Forest and walking at the top of the Supertrees. The weather was perfect during our visit, so the heat wasn't an issue, though having a layer in the Cloud Forest is a good idea. We also enjoyed lunch in the food court. Like all of Singapore, it's fairly expensive, but we got a discount with our boarding passes from Singapore Air (and there are other ways to get a little bit off the price). Definitely recommend!
Written January 8, 2020
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Thank you for your kindly written review. Reviews like this brighten up our day! :-)
Written January 9, 2020
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Mei F
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Visited the gardens by the bay during Chinese New Year commencing from the Flower Dome to the Cloud Forest and OCBC skywalk.
We pre purchased our tickets online via Klook which was a bit cheaper for a family of five.
When you have a little toddler at two she got free entrance and priority because you have a stroller to access the entry points.
So we came from Marina Bay Sands mall and walked through the dragonfly bridge and you get a glimpse of the pretty man made lake with light up floral pieces on the water. Past the Chinese gardens which had plenty of grass areas to sit down and enjoy the view.
Walked towards the super tree grove whereby they had the toilets, ticket purchase stands and souvenir stores.
There we walked towards the flower dome where the fun begins it starts with a colourful lit up walls of flowers And leads up to the air conditioned massive automated doors inside the dome. On your right is an abundance of succulents all from around the world along with man made wooden sculptures which really complimented the settings. As you follow the path, we went back to the middle where it had the zodiac setup with all the animals again it was so colourful and enjoyable to see fresh plants.
Afterwards went to stop by one of a few souvenir shops where we bought a fridge magnet (the other stores were much the same but not all had the same stock so still check the shops if you’re after something in particular).
To the cloud forest, now it was super cold upon entry and coming from the humidity of Singapore outside, bring a cardigan for the kids too. The waterfall was beautiful and sound was relaxing. Be careful when taking pictures as you will get wet and wear good shoes as it was slippery. Despite them having safety sign warnings , be cautious and walk safely. Heading towards the top of the waterfall was a long snake line so after reaching the top we walked it. Mind you if you’re scared of heights might not be ideal
But as long as you stay in the middle of the walk way you’ll be ok. Really nice to experience the rain forest feeling , would’ve enjoyed it more if it wasn’t crowded. Afterwards we walked to the OCBC skywalk however missed the time slot. So when buying tickets online make sure you go to the main admission area to get time slot tickets to be able to access the OCBC skywalk. Whilst we missed out as this wasn’t disclosed when we bought it online and picking up ticket we stayed downstairs for the lights show. Choose a place to seat and watch the 10-15min show. Watch the theatrical light show which was ended the night on a high . Wonderful experience overall and will visit it again when it’s not crowded.
Written February 27, 2020
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KLPLeeds
Leeds107 contributions
Mar 2020
This is free and the most amazing thing to do. It really is just magical. We went through the day, it was nice but nothing breathtaking. Although as it turns dark this place is just so incredible. It literally sends shivers down your spine it is so unreal. As t turns dark there is music and all the tress light up in line with the music. It is just unreal and moving. We paid a very small amount to walk the sky walk, you are above the trees and have a great view, although it is just as good on the ground looking up! There are two light shows per night and we stayed for both, one on the sky walk looking down and one on the floor looking up, both equally amazing. There are places to eat here too, mainly fast food but very very cheap! This was the most amazing thing to do - if in any doubt just do it - but make sure you visit at night to see the light shows.
Written April 12, 2020
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kra63
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited during the evening to catch the light show in the supertrees. Unfortunately, the Supertree Grove was not accessible due to the a ticket Christmas fair so we could only watch from the outside. The lightshow as ok, nothing to shout about but perhaps we missed the full experience not being closer and not being able to hear the music.

We had dinner at Satay by the Bay. It was hot and smoky and my food from a seafood stall took so long to be ready that my companions had finished their food by the time mine arrived. I would not recommend eating here if you can help it.

Upon leaving, we wanted to take a taxi but unfortunately the queue was so long and I overheard a guy asking a group of tourist in front of me if they wanted to take a private transfer as taxis could take at least an hour. All of the taxis I could see were either flashing "On call" or "Shift Change".

So we decided to take a 20 min walk to the Bayfront MRT. What a mess it was, even to buy an MRT ticket. And the MRT staff who was supposed to be assisting didn't tell people in the queue that the ticketing machine only took $2 or $5 and we had to go and get a change. The MRT counter initially didn't want to assist in breaking up our $10 note, which would have left us stranded.

All in all, have your transport game plan sussed out before visiting. and plan to eat before or after.
Written January 1, 2020
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Bernard Soh
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
Dec 2021
If you are a resident, it is better to get annual tickets (Friends Of The Garden) as it allows multiple visits to the paid facilities (Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, OCBC Skyway). Otherwise, there is plenty to walk around the Garden free-roam area.

Due to COVID-19, you need to book the time slots for visits to the paid facilities (even for annual tickets).

For food, visit the Satay By The Bay (near the Children's Garden which is a water playground). There is also Hortus, a restaurant inside the Flower Dome itself.
Written April 18, 2022
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Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to tell others what you have enjoyed, especially our key attractions. We hope to see you again soon! :-) Regards,
Written April 22, 2022
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PhilthetravellerXI
Avoca Beach, Australia859 contributions
Feb 2020
This fantastic area is located by the harbour front in Singapore and well worth a visit of at least 2-3 hours plus of you go later in the day, stay for the sound and light show where many of the sculptures are lit up with varying colours and patterns to the background of beautiful opera and music. There is an entry fee which varies on the number of sites you visit – we did two – the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. Both were amazing and truly beautiful in terms of size, colours, architecture, and gardens plus plants from all around the world, all under cover in these sites. There are huge waterfalls, spectacular indeed, and a fascinating display of orchids plus great areas of sculptures and statues dispersed amongst the gardens. It is all air conditioned and a very good place to escape the heat and humidity of Singapore. You can buy a ticket to use a mini train that takes you around the park but in fact we probably would have been better just to walk around ourselves. You can hire an audio guide but we were short of time and did not do this, we cannot comment on that aspect. Everything is however well laid out and signed and you can follow the guided paths very easily. There are good cafes around the site with excellent snack food and drinks.
Written May 2, 2020
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ReluctantReviews
Vancouver, Canada163 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Very relaxing tranquil spot in the city.
The audio bus tour was a bit pricey for what you got and the gardens are a very large space for anyone who has mobility challenges. Any shuttles we saw were not able to pick us up.
Also, we had spent some time there and wanted to have a nice lunch between touring the two main exhibits and we were not able to find a restaurant. We asked every employee we saw and were directed to walk here, walk there, restaurant was closed for special function, more walking, more shuttles that would not assist with a ride, more employees that couldn’t assist with food directions.
We eventually left with only visiting one of the exhibits, but when we returned the following morning they did honour our ticket from the previous day.
All in all it is a lovely place and I believe they have a nice evening light show which we didn’t see.
Best to buy all tickets together rather than audio tour separately as we did. You would save a little money.
Written January 19, 2020
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Spy
Singapore, Singapore45 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I saw a National Day promotion in the website to enter this 2 places with just S$20/adult and it offered unlimited visits for 6 months. Also, is air-conditioned so by going with a mask in afternoon will not be hot. We spent about 1.5 hours in Flower Dome as there are more things to see. And there's a cafe inside that served high tea set. In Cloud Forest, not too many things to see but worth a walk on the bridges. The view of the water fall as you entered is nice though. But we only spend an hour here. We started at around 3pm and have our dinner at 6pm, and ended with a nice stroll at the garden to the mrt.

You will need to book the time in the website before you go. They will give a time range of one hour, and you may enter within the time frame. Worth visiting.
Written August 18, 2020
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Hello! Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Darren
Written August 31, 2020
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