Gardens by the bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares of land in Central Singapore. The best part of it is that this land has been reclaimed! One of the best things of Gardens by the bay is that its a network of modern greenhouses & waterfront parks containing super trees lined with solar cells.
Set in the heart of the city these Gardens have three distinctive waterfront areas which are – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Award-winning cooled conservatories and iconic Supertrees have Bay South placed Singapore squarely on the international map and is a source of national pride. Within Flower Dome, the ever-changing floral displays including crowd favourites such as Tulipmania, Orchid Extravaganza and Blossom Beats bring the beauty and diversity of the plant kingdom to life for all to enjoy.
Bay East is the second largest of the gardens and offers a natural tranquil and respite from the city life. Bay Central boasts of a 3km long waterfront promenade with stunning views of the city for the photo enthusiasts!
Some Attractions in the Gardens by the Bay include:
The flower dome is spectacular in every way and boasts of the largest green house (also recorded in Guiness book of records) offers magificient views for the nature lovers! A must visit if you happen to be in Singapore and visiting Gardens by the Bay.
Another lovely place one should not miss is the Cloud Forest. Cloud Forest is a mysterious world veiled in the mist. Breathtaking mountain views and diverse vegetation with hidden flora and fauna await you.
Another wonder thats definitely going to keep you in awe is the Supertree glove. An imposing canopy of artificial trees up to 50 meters is high towering over a vast urban oasis. The man-made mechanical forest consists of 18 supertrees that act as vertical gardens, generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater. To generate electricity, 11 of the supertrees are fitted with solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight into energy, which provides lighting and aids water technology within the conservatories below.
Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes:
If you are an aquatic lover – then this is not something you can miss. While in Gardens of Bay Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes offer a spectacular insight and a visual treat of the acquatic life. More than a scenic treat, the lakes are a rich source of aquatic life from fish to plants.
These plants play a vital role in maintaining the right amount of nutrients in the lake by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. They help ensure better water quality by acting as a natural eco-filter and strategically located aquatic reeds also act as filter beds. The 440-metre boardwalk along the Dragonfly Lake is one of the many secret gems and a fantastic photographic spot.
If you are planning on visiting Singapore anytime soon – then do plan on visiting the Gardens by the bay. We assure you – you wont be dejected by what you see out there.
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