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Review of Gardens by the Bay

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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 11, 2012

While it's free to get into the park, it's not cheap to buy a ticket for the skywalk and biodomes but it is totally worth it. The design of the gardens are innovative, interesting and thoughtful and it's a great way to spend a couple of hours in the town. We went on a Monday afternoon and it was relaxed and fairly quiet . The walk around the skytowers is a bargain at $5- you get an awesome view of the city and a buzz being up so high on the suspended bridges between the water towers. The biodomes are more of a financial commitment however it is worth doing it all; the high walk around the top of the Cloud forest was particularly fun and be prepared to be wowed by the massive waterfall. It has only opened fairly recently but I did wonder whether they were going to put a bit more info about all plants as they looked amazing but you had no idea what anything was. Very very welcome addition.

1  Thank Lorna R
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The gardens overall are absolutely beautiful. Access is free of charge to much of the grounds. You can stroll between the 10 theme areas (Malay, Indian, World of Palms, Fruits and Flowers, etc) as well as the fragile forest, meadow and the various lakes with displays. Towering above all of this are the Super Trees, 25-50 metre tree shaped structures that are covered with plants and flowers. There is a bistro at the top of the tallest one where you can dine and look over the gardens and city scape.

There are two conservatories, huge glass house structures. One contains flower exhibition areas from around the world. The other is a rainforest setting with a 35 metre mountain in the middle with a full length waterfall. There are elevated walkways throughout that allow you to descend through the clouds and various levels of vegetation.

Admission to the conservatories and supertree skyway is a bit pricey, but I believe that it is well worth the quality and quantity.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Gardens by the Bay is located at the southern Part of the Island where the nearest MRT station is Marina Bay. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes from that station. Alternatively, tourist can take the train to the Bayfront MRT where they could walk through the Marina Bay Sands to the Gardens. The latter would be a cooler alternative in the hot and humid city. The entry price to the two conservatories (flower dome and the Cloud Forest) cost $28sgd for adults, $28sgd for senior citizens above 60 years old, and $15sgd for children below 12 years of age.

In the flower dome, you will find yourself first visiting the cactuses and desert plants. Upon walking in further, there will be lots of flowers from all over the world. In this autumn season, the park features an autumn theme.

Within the Cloud forest, there is a man-made artificial waterfall mimicking the cool and humid atmosphere up in the rain forest.

The whole facility is pram and wheelchair friendly. Lifts are available at almost everywhere. Both conservatories are also indoors, meaning to say that guest can visit them even in the rainy weather. Besides, the temperature in the domes is cool and a total relief from the immense heat out in hot hot Singapore.

One caution is that the food and beverages sold here are really expensive. I would advise visitors to bring their own snacks and water.

Of course, get your DSLR camera ready to capture some great shots!

2  Thank Joanna T
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is clearly a new destination with young plants. We tried to get the tour, but after walking to the other side of the park to catch the second to last tour of the day, we were told it was sold out as was the last tour of the day. Disappointing.

1  Thank Shanghaisus
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Visited this attraction when we were in Singapore a week ago. Initially I didn't think much of it. Just thought it'd be just another garden. But this is Singapore where these folks are the kind who will turn it into a world-class event. Even if it is just flowers, cacti and trees. You can spend an entire day here because there's a lot to see. The two conservatories are chilly - so bring along a cardigan. Start with the Flower Dome where all sorts of cacti, flowers and plants are exhibited. Then take a break by going to Bakerzin for some coffee and cake before resuming your adventure in the Cloud Forest which is basically full of orchids and a dazzling waterfall (Singapore sure knows how to dazzle visitors!). I preferred the Flower Dome - it felt more natural. Cloud Forest felt a bit contrived. After this, if you still are able to walk some more, go outside and look at the Supertrees at night, in their LED splendour (they're actually solar panels). We didn't do the canopy walk at the Supertree because it's a separate fee. (You'll be better off at the all natural nature treetop walk at MacRitchie Reservoir and that's completely free!). If you're still up to it, you can then walk across to the Marina Bay Sands and take in the ArtScience Museum. It's OK for people who like gardens and flowers but certainly won't appeal much to the elderly or kids as lots of walking are required!

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