A token of Singapore’s progression and work to contend internationally in every field, Gardens by the Bay is an impressive piece of work. Costing S$1 billion and covering 101 hectares, Gardens by the Bay will be fully completed in 2015. The park as it is now is spectacular none-the-less. There is something that all age groups can enjoy here, and the park is perfect for evening strolls after work, and family picnics alike. It’s also less than five minutes away from Marina Bay Sands.
The superpark comprises three waterfront gardens: Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central between the two. There are over 250,000 rare plants on display in the enormous domed conservatories scattered around the park.
Top attractions include the Supertree Grove and the cooled conservatory complex in Bay South. The supertrees range in height from 25 to 50 metres and are covered in climbing plants. An aerial walkway winds amongst the supertrees offering beautiful views of the city. The cooled conservatory complex offers change from the tropical heat and a taste of the Mediterranean.
Grand pavillions, lawns and natural blossoms decorate the parks in between the grand centrepieces. The Gardens are also a beacon of sustainability, with a sustainable flow of water and energy throughout the park. The Supertrees, for example, collect solar power during the day to power their magnificent lighting in the evening.
Gardens by the Bay is open from 5am to 2am daily, with the cooled conservatories and aerial walkway open from 9am to 9pm daily. Entry to Bay South Garden is free while entry to the cool conservatories and other attractions are ticketed.
There’s so much more to see and do in Singapore. Have a look at our What To Do section for more ideas.