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A review of Gardens by the Bay,Singapore's wonderful contribution to the environmental cause

Updated on November 26, 2012
A little spitting Merlion - a symbol of Singapore
A little spitting Merlion - a symbol of Singapore | Source
4 stars for Gardens by the Bay

I was looking for places to go to with my husband on his day off and to hopefully take some wonderful pictures, so we decided on the Gardens By the Bay, built on reclaimed land in the Southern sector of Singapore. The gardens, with an eco-friendly theme and a wealth of picture-taking chances, is a refreshing gem which will not disappoint any visitor.

The Gardens are Singapore’s latest contribution to our fight to preserve our environment. Created by Singapore’s National Parks Board, its objective is to capture the essence of Singapore as a Garden City with a good environment in which to live and work. Just a 2 minute walk from the Bayfront MRT, it is highly accessible.

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Gardens by the Bay

Fun facts about Gardens by the Bay

  • Gardens by the Bay spans 101 hectares.
  • The gardens comprise three main spaces, Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central.
  • It houses 250,000 rare plants.
  • It houses 2 main conservatories for rare plant species, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest Dome.
  • The Super Tree Grove is located in the Bay South Gardens and are an impressive vertical gardens, 16 stories tall.
  • Don't miss the OCBC Garden Rhapsody, which takes place amid the impressive Supertrees at night, accompanied by dazzling lights.
  • You can take in the view of Singapore's financial district from the skyway amid the Super Trees.

The History of Gardens by the Bay

These Gardens were developed after after an international master plan was launched to seek design ideas for it. Design ideas were drawn from more than 70 entries submitted by 70 firms from over 24 countries, including 35 from Singapore herself. Grant Associates was announced as a winner to develop the Bay South Gardens and Gustafson Porter, another company from the United Kingdom, was shortlisted as the winning developer for the Bay East Gardens.

Consisting of 7 wonderful attractions, the first, Bay South Gardens, broke ground in 2006 and started development, followed by the Bay South Gardens in 2010. In November 2011, a special preview of the Bay South Gardens was held, including one of the stellar attractions, the Flower Dome.

One of the impressive Super Trees at Super Tree Grove.
One of the impressive Super Trees at Super Tree Grove. | Source

Gardens by the Bay

Attractions in Gardens By The Bay

Flower Dome

The Flower Dome is a cool-dry conservatory, one of the icons in the Bay South Gardens. It replicates the mediterranean climate including South Africa and parts of Spain and Italy. Step into it to experience the eerie profile of boabab and bottle trees, surrounded by bushes of flowers and succulents. At the same time, immerse yourself in a spectacular view of the skyline of the Marina Reservoir. Discover many plants and flowers all over the globe! I will detail my experience walking through the Flower Dome in a later part of this article.

Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest replicates a cool climate high up in the mountains. In this attraction, you can learn more about rare plants that are disappearing. Learn about different vegetation and discover many floral gems.

Supertree Grove

Stand in awe of the amazing Super Trees, vertical gardens 25 to 50 meters tall. These have large canopies that provide shade in the day and and come alive with an exhilarating visual display of lights at night. In addition, it also serves as a beautiful venue for events.

Heritage Gardens

Get to know about Singapore’s history and culture through a visit to the Heritage Gardens. It is a collection of four themed gardens that take visitors through the history and culture of Singapore’s various ethnic groups. These refer to the Malay, Indian, Chinese and Colonial Gardens.

Night Life of Trees Panel

A feature to look out for will be the Night Life of Trees Panel in the Indian Garden. Keep an eye out for the decorative motifs on the circular blue fence that surround the Gardens, based on the artistic book The Night Life of Trees. Look out for the snakes that morph into an extraordinary tree.

The Benevolent Buddha

Another feature to look out for is the Benevolent Buddha located in the Chinese Gardens. Spot the statue of Buddha reclining under a sacred tree.

The Kampong House

The Kampong House in the Malay Garden is another feature to look out for. Houses mainly used by the Malay community in days of old, they were crafted from materials like Rumbia or Nipah Palm. The walls and floors were made using wood from the Nibong Tree, while mats and beds were made from bamboo. In the Kampong House, be treated to a film on Malay Arts and Crafts.

White and Black Verandahs

The black and white verandahs in the Colonial Garden reflect the bungalow houses that were a feature of Singapore’s colonial past. White paint was quicklime made from crushed shells, and black paint protected the house from termites.

The Heritage Gardens is a great, natural way to access Singapore’s culture. This section of the gardens also presents many photographic opportunities!

Flora and Fauna by the Kingfisher Lake
Flora and Fauna by the Kingfisher Lake | Source
A Century Plant
A Century Plant | Source

The Kingfisher and Dragonfly lakes

Discover a world that exists in these lakes. These are a haven for aquatic life and plants, besides being waters of scenic beauty. The plants help to cleanse the water than has been pumped from the nearby Marina Reservoir. Take beautiful pictures as you enjoy the boardwalk surrounding the lake. They play an important role in maintaining a healthy level of nutrients.

The Bay East Gardens

The Bay East Gardens is a beautiful place to relax, with beautiful pavilions, wide open lawns and flowering shrubs. Take photographs of these awesome gardens and the Marina Skyline.

World of Plants

Venture into a tropical world full of surprises and wonderful tropical plants and wonderfully sculpted botany!!

Event Venues

The Gardens boast 4 event venues, namely Jubilee Hall, The Meadow, Silver Leaf and Supertree Grove as mentioned earlier. Of these, The Meadow is a large venue suitable for

large concerts, with a capacity of about 30000 people. The Silver Leaf is smaller, suitable for private functions and events. Guests will be dazzled by lights and music at the Supertree Grove.

Evaluation

Each of these places boasts lush, well tended greenery and the to die for scenery means a wealth of photographic opportunities. One would spend more than a day visiting all the attractions!

Berries and Flowers in the Flower Dome
Berries and Flowers in the Flower Dome | Source
The New Zealand Cabbage Tree
The New Zealand Cabbage Tree | Source

Our walk through Gardens By the Bay

The Dragonfly Lake

This lake, supplied with water from the nearby Marina Reservoir, is home to a wealth of vegetation that helps to cleanse it. Home to the Blue Dragonfly and other aquatic life. It is a place for a quiet stroll and many photographic opportunities.

The Visitors Centre

Wishing to purchase tickets to enter the two air conditioned plant conservatories, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest meant a stop at the Visitor’s Centre. This is where we met with perhaps the one disappointment we had with the gardens.

It would have been useful for visitors to have maps detailing the layout of the gardens, which did not seem to be present. We were actually able to rent headphones with in built recordings describing the flora and fauna, which would have been extremely useful, but were not told of this by the service staff. We only found out about this useful when we were in the Cloud Forest Dome later.

By the impressive waterfall in the Cloud Forest Dome
By the impressive waterfall in the Cloud Forest Dome | Source
Anthurium and Orchids along Cloud Walk in the Cloud Forest Dome
Anthurium and Orchids along Cloud Walk in the Cloud Forest Dome | Source

The Cloud Forest Dome

The Cloud Forest Dome, as explained earlier, is a conservatory that boasts the flora and fauna present in cool mountain climes. It is a superb replica of nature’s creations in the mountains. Learn about the unique biodiversity and geology that is a true wonder of nature.

The Waterfall

Upon entry into the Cloud Forest Dome, we were greeted by a huge, cascading waterfall. Though a simulation of the waterfalls of nature, it is an object of beauty indeed. Surrounded by natural vegetation, the falls are a scenic spot for budding photographers to take a few pictures. We saw many children excited by the constant splashes as they took pictures.

Dry Ice

The dome cleverly utilizes dry ice to simulate the cloudy, cool mountain climate not possible in low-lying tropical Singapore. It made the walk through the conservatory seem like a stroll through a world of mist.

The Lost World

The Lost World boasts a wealth of rare and other vegetation. Look out for the Wollemi Pine, first discovered in the Australian National Park in 1994. Prior to that year it was only known from fossils. Look out for the better known pitcher plant, which uses cup shaped leaves to attract and capture its insect prey.

Planted Walls along Cloud Walk

View the many planted walls along Cloud Walk. These are adorned with a mixture of fascinating orchids, delicate ferns and colorful bromeliads. Remember to snap some interesting photos along the way.

The Treetop Walk

More rare vegetation awaits along the beautiful Treetop Walk. Step into a wonderful world of flora, fauna and rare vegetation on your stroll.

The Crystal Tower

The Crystal Tower hosts a display of dazzling crystals which can be found in many caves in mountains. Take a couple of snapshots of these white beauties.

A presentation on the climate of today

In the middle of the dome is a little computer graphics grotto. Within, view panels that detail the make up of rain forests and the endangered state they are in today. Be treated to a presentation which speculates on what would happen if the Earth were to warm by 5 degrees.

It was thoroughly informative, yet horrifying to find that nearly all the Earth’s coral reefs would disappear if the Earth were to be heated to that level. Further, 1 in 10 of birds, plants and animals would disappear. Many left the presentation informed, though somewhat mortified by the heartfelt narration.

Evaluation

All in all, we had a thoroughly informative, calming and cool walk through the painstakingly created Cloudforest Dome with a treasure trove of photographs taken sent to our accounts at Flickr.com. It is certainly worth a visit.

A beautiful flowered arch along Cloud Walk in the Cloud Forest Dome
A beautiful flowered arch along Cloud Walk in the Cloud Forest Dome | Source
White Roses in the Flower Dome
White Roses in the Flower Dome | Source
Red Roses in the Flower Dome
Red Roses in the Flower Dome | Source

Roses

We managed to get photographs of red, white and yellow roses in bloom. Though a common flower at the florists, it is mentionable here because it is a definite impossibility to find a rose bush here in sunny Singapore, where they would begin wilting almost immediately because of the too-warm climate. The temperature in the conservatory wonderfully allows the world’s favorite flower to thrive and grow.

Cactus in the Flower Dome
Cactus in the Flower Dome | Source
Fire Barrel Cactus
Fire Barrel Cactus | Source

Cactuses

Cactuses are aplenty here in the Flower Dome, and many species of it thrive and grow. There are many examples of barreled cactuses that can be found in Mediterranean regions.

The Chilean Puyo - a rare tree from Chile
The Chilean Puyo - a rare tree from Chile | Source

The Flower Dome

The Flower Dome, as explained earlier, boasts a host of flora and fauna from the Mediterranean regions of South Africa and parts of Spain amongst other countries. The cool conservatory houses plants in a well-emulated Mediterranean climate. It Minimises solar heat gain while allowing maximum light through the use of spectrally selective glass and light sensor operated shadings. It uses thermal stratification to ensure that only areas occupied by plants are cooled and warmer air gets vented to the upper levels.

A Bottle Tree
A Bottle Tree | Source

Bottle Trees

The bottle tree, or is a tree native to South West Australia. Named for its bottle like structure, it is found in many plantations in the country. It can grow to 18–20 meters (59–65 feet) in height. I am also happy to say that there is a a park here in Singapore devoted to the growth of this tree, named, aptly, The Bottle Tree Park. That though, will be the subject of another review.

A Baobab Tree
A Baobab Tree | Source

Baobabs

The Baobab,or Adansonia is an umbrella term for 8 species of tree native to the equatorial regions of India, Africa and some parts of Australia. Of the 8, 6 are native to Madagascar, one native to mainland Africa and another to Australia.

Adansonias reach heights of 5 to 30 m (16 to 98 ft) and have trunk diameters of 7 to 11 m (23 to 36 ft).

The stoutest of these has got to be the Sunland Baobab, which is native to South Africa.

Aloe Tree

This is a species of tree native to South Africa. A slow growing tree, it can reach up to 18 m in height and about 0.9 m in diameter. Often an ornamental plant, it has tubular, rose pink flowers and pollinated by Sunbirds.

The Desert Rose in the Flower Dome
The Desert Rose in the Flower Dome | Source

The Desert Rose

The scientific name for this plant is the Adenium. It is hardy and succulent, and can grow to 2m in height.

A misconception among those who do grow this plant is that it does not need water or attention. It does, and is sensitive to how much water it gets! Grafting is the best way to propagate this lovely plant.

Evaluation

The trip through the Flower Dome was informative. Much care was taken to lay the botany in a really attractive way for visitors. However, more could have been done to label the plants for those who are not familiar with their names. The view of the Marina Bay Skyline from the dome is also breathtaking and photo worthy.

Journeying around the Bay
Journeying around the Bay | Source
A view of Marina Bay from the outdoor gardens
A view of Marina Bay from the outdoor gardens | Source

Journeying around the bay

If one has no desire to embrace all the flora and fauna in the conservatories but just take in the scenic beauty of the Marina Bay, that itself presents many chances for photographs. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves snapping pictures of the bay, which includes the famous revolving observatory, The Singapore Flyer. The skyline is breathtaking at night.

A view of the Singapore Skyline to complete our journey.
A view of the Singapore Skyline to complete our journey. | Source

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Conclusion

All in all, Gardens by the Bay is a treasure trove for botany enthusiasts and photographers. It is truly a scenic, almost natural wonder and truly represents the part that anyone can play to save the environment.


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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      A review of Singapore's Gardens by the Bay.

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      Good morning Michelle! You and your husband seemed to have a marvelous day off together! Thank you for showing us around Singapore! You took some really nice pictures! My faves were: "A view of Marina Bay "...gorgeous!, "Journeying around the Bay"...love the sky!, and "A Century Plant".

      I was astonished and horrified what would happen if the Earth were to warm by 5 degrees!

      Nice job with this!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      A great place to visit. I like the Cloud Dome with the waterfall. Nice pictures.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Wow, Michelle this place was truly amazing and loved seeing all your pictures and video, too. Emma looked on while I was reading and was truly fascinated by the photos. Wonderful review here and a place that sounds worthy of multiple visits. Thanks for sharing this will all of us and have of course voted up a ton and shared all over!!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      As a lover of all plants and flowers, I really enjoyed this tour. I see plants that we grow in S. Florida, such as the Century Plant, the Rose, Cactus, among others.

      I voted UP, and will share.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you Michelle for this very interesting tour. I really enjoyed your photos. Voted up and sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Audra! Good day to you too. I am glad you like the hub! I hope that you'll come to Singapore, I'll show you around! Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Midget, these gardens are beautiful. The statues, flowers and everything show intentional arrangement to provide pleasure, peace and appreciation. You chose well and I thank you for sharing your day out with us all on the other side of the world.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Nithya.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Janine! Hi to Emma as well! Glad that she likes the pictures! When you come to Singapore, let me know and I'll give you a tour, including these beautiful gardens. Thanks for coming by, my friend!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Mary! Thanks for coming by. I think the world can do with far more greenery, especially after visiting this place! Thanks for sharing.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      You're welcome, Audrey, and I'm always happy to share new places I've been to! When you come to Singapore, do give this place a visit, it is definitely something to look forward to!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      It is one of your all time best posts, midget, and so beautiful in the wonderful photos. Nicely down my dear friend. whonu

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Hyph, thanks for coming by. You are actually so right about the arrangement, it is indeed done with that intention. This really is a lovely place in which to walk, so do come by for a visit!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, who! I am proud of this too, because the pictures took a lot of time indeed! Thanks for sharing!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I wasn't going to read any hubs today because of business, but then I saw the title of this one and I just had to read it. I love the different domes...what a fantastic place to visit. Wow! sharing

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Bill, thank you for coming in! Yes, it is a fantastic place to visit, and when you do come to Singapore, let me know! I'll show you around. Thanks for coming by!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Great pictures and I do love to visit this wonderful place.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      My sis-in-law works in Singapore and been living there for years. My brother has wonderful views in his pictures that of the many things you are talking about here and on the video. Singapore- clean and beautiful!

      Thank you for sharing an interesting tour to Singapore's Gardens by the Bay and its awesomeness makes me appreciate Singapore the more, Michelle.

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      QudsiaP1 4 years ago

      This was an incredible tour through your words. Thank you so much. :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      QudsiaP1, you are welcome! Please come to Singapore one day, I'm sure you'll love it here!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Incredible! Thank you for this tour and pictures of a truly beautiful landmark.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Meldz! Thanks for stopping in! Glad you like the pics!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Glad you like them, Hatter!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yep, it's a lovely place to visit...though the rules can be a tad strict at times! But a safe, comfortable city. Thanks for sharing, Tess!

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      UrbanTG 4 years ago

      Awesome hub, full of useful information. thanks for sharing

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      This looks like marvelous fun to me. You are very lucky to have visited this place.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Nancy, do visit it if you have a chance to come to Singapore! It's a beautiful place!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fabulous review Michelle! Beautiful photos and detail. The gardens look very peaceful and serene.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Urban TG! Do visit this place if you get a chance to come to Singapore! It's a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Linda, thanks for checking this place out!! Visit with Dave and Faith when you come to Singapore!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Michelle, thank you for this beautiful glimpse of Singapore through this little window. I'm planning to make a visit in a couple of years, on the way to Australia as part of our retirement tour. Thank you for sharing.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Jo!! When you come to Singapore, do look me up, I'll be happy to give you a tour, including these gardens! SIngapore is small, so it's quite easy to get around!! Will be happy to take you to some nice places to eat too. Just let me know when the time comes! Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! What an extremely informative hub packed with plenty of details and pretty photos! Your intense effort is clearly visible and no doubt that the readers will enjoy the tour of gardens by the Bay thanks to you. When I visit Singapore again, I will remember to visit this lovely garden. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Beautiful & Awesome. Voted up & shared on HubPages

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I've been to Singapore couple of times in the 90's but didn't really get the chance to visit the beautiful gardens. Guess, I was busy shopping and enjoying the food. Lol!

      So, thank you for the virtual opportunity to visit. I enjoyed the tour and next time, I'm in Singapore, I'll make sure to pass by to actually enjoy the refreshing scenery.

      Up, beautiful, interesting and sharing.

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      JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

      I enjoyed the tour you took me through.

      That was very interesting....

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Wow Michelle! Just fabulous! And I would love to go!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Ish, when you come to Singapore, let me know and I'll give you a tour there. It's a lovely place to go!! Thanks for sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      You wouldn't have been able to see it then, Cristina, because they weren't there yet. Only in the Early 2000s was it conceptualized! The next time you come to Singapore I will take you on a tour.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Audrey, the next time you come to Singapore, let me know and I'll bring you around.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Thumb, glad to bring you on a tour!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh no Michelle, I'm not only talking about this garden. I knew this was only recent. I mean the other garden sites of Singapore like the Orchid garden and the Botanical garden, if I remember it right. Pity :(

      Thanks for the offer. I'd gladly take that when the opportunity arise. Cheers!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Will be glad to show you this one. If you liked the Botanic Gardens, you'll love this place!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      This looks beautiful Michelle and thanks for so much detail. I love the look of the simulated waterfall, it certainly looks the part! Looking at your map, the gardens certainly seem to have been designed on a grand scale; the sheer footfall must be enormous - a tiring but very beautiful adventure :o)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I just came back to marvel again at these beautiful gardens! I took my time this time and enjoyed looking at the Roses, the Century Plant and all the other plants.

      You did a beautiful job with this one!

      I'm sharing it again......

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      inaniLoquence 4 years ago from Singapore

      Although I am living just a few minutes away from Marina Bay, I have only visited Gardens By The Bay once! I believe that the best time to go there would be at night and make sure you catch the OCBC show. They light up the trees in synchrony with the music. Just stunning!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Oh yes, apparently the government spent about $6 million dollars getting the gardens built!! You'd enjoy them if you came here, Jools, and will be glad to show you around!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for coming by again, Mary! Would be honored to show you around when you come by!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hey, InaniLoquence! So glad to find that you live in Singapore too! Yes, the show is romantic. Thanks for sharing!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I saw a picture of the Super Tree Groves in a magazine, I believe, and it was stunning! This looks like a beautiful garden, unlike anything I have seen here in the U.S. Great job on this informative article. Thank you for sharing this with us!

      Voted up and sharing.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      This is an awesome article and your images are breathtaking! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi, Kathryn!! It is! Will be glad to host when you come to Singapore! Thanks for sharing!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Rose!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I just came back for a reread and enjoyed this tour once again. It's too bad Roses don't grow in Singapore. It gets very hot here in S. Florida and Roses grow very nicely here.

      I'd love to come to Singapore, it's on my Bucket List.

      Reshared.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Michelle,

      Thank you for taking us to this beautiful guided tour. The whole concept of having a garden like this is awesome. Singapore, despite its land availability constraints, is leading the world towards conceptual nature conservation. I am predicting now that Singapore will have its rewilding park, having ancient island flora and fauna, within next 10 years.

      The video itself turned out to be conceptually pleasing.

      I am 100% sure I will be here with my wife in near future. Unfortunately, K2 who is leading us during recent spring and summer hiking here, will not be able to see this wonder.

      I think a person like me with interest in micro exploration of nature will easily use at least two days just exploring here in detail.

      But what do you think is a realistic duration that one should plan this trip for?

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I think, with your interest in exploration, you might spend about a month here, Suhail!! There is quite a bit to see here, with the number of urban parks and nature reserves around. Thanks for sharing.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I guess it's the extreme humidity here! Thanks for sharing, Mary!

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