Traveling to Singapore without visiting the botanical Gardens By The Bay as beautiful as in the movies is a big mistake. Why? Let me explain. Gardens By The Bay was voted as one of the three great places you definitely have to visit while you traveling in Singapore. This is the largest artificial garden in Singapore with an area of up to 101 hectares that hidden inside is unique works of art from engineers and excellent master gardeners. So, what’s in this huge botanical garden and how to visit gardens by the bay perfectly? Let’s check it out our Gardens by the bay blog with the fullest Gardens By The Bay guide for the first-timers from how to get there, what to do… to find out the answer!
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Singapore is a country with a humid equatorial climate, because the fast growing urbanization has lost many tropical rainforests. Therefore, when Gardens By The Bay appears, it becomes the city’s green lung symbol, a shortcut to back the time, helping the inhabitants of this country to immerse themselves in eternal spring.
Visiting Gardens By The Bay, you will be amazed at the “super giant” garden with diverse and rich flora, enjoy the quintessential creative wisdom of Singaporeans through unique architecture, live harmony in majestic nature, … Just mentioning this, you might be interested in want to go to Gardens By The Bay right away?!
Well, one important experience I learned, coming here to visit you have to walk a lot because this garden is so big, so make sure you choose a pair of shoes that fit nicely and smoothly to be able to “discover ” every corner of this huge garden.
How to visit Gardens by the Bay: Futher information about Gardens by the Bay Singapore
Address: Gardens By The Bay is located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953.
How to get there: 5 minutes walk from MRT Bayfront Station. For details on how to use the MRT, plz read: Singapore MRT guide — The travel guide to Singapore Mass Rapid Transport: route, fare, station… and MRT Singapore for tourist & Public transport in Singapore for tourists — The cheapest & best way to get around Singapore.
Opening hours: Gardens By The Bay is open all day, and from 9AM to 9PM with two glass domes: Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Check the details schedule here.
The outdoor area is open from 5AM to 2AM the following morning, including the following areas:
- Bay East Garden
- Heritage Gardens
- OCBC Skyway
- Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes
- Sun Pavilion
- Far East Organization Children’s Garden
- Supertree Grove
Note: Gardens By The Bay will stop selling tickets and accept visitors at 7PM. So, you can go to Gardens By The Bay at any time you like, but be sure to pay attention before the time to stop receiving guests. And you should buy tickets in advance to avoid have to queue and fare is cheaper. Link to book here.
In my experience, you should come and play here from 3PM to 9PM. This is the best time because the evening at Gardens By The Bay will has a beautiful light show from the “super trees” in the melodious music background, very interesting and special. In the morning time, you will visit the Merlion statue located in the Merlion park next door. Such a combination is quite convenient, do not spend a lot of time of traveling.
The outdoor areas are free to visit, if you want to explore the glass greenhouses, you must buy tickets. Do not be afraid to lose money but miss the beautiful scenery and interesting things in these two glass greenhouse areas, because these glass greenhouses are the key tourist attractions of Gardens By The Bay.
The time frames for fog spraying at two greenhouse areas are 10AM, 12AM, 4PM, 8PM every day.
Tips: Small tips for you, if you buy tickets online in advance from travel agencies such as KKday, Klook will be far more economical than buying tickets directly. The direct ticket price buy at the entrance gate is: 28 SGD ($20.64). However, buying at Klook is only $17.07, without waiting in line. Link to book here.
The Cloud Forest
Cloud Forest will overwhelm you as you step into the glass gate because of the majestic and spectacular scenery right in front of you. It is a 35-meter-high waterfall pouring down in a rushing and white that gives a feeling of wildness, freshness and airy. This waterfall is recognized as the highest indoor waterfall in the world.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Phone: +65 6420 6848
Mist Timings: 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm, 6.00pm, 8.00pm daily
Ticket price: 28 SGD.
The Flower Dome
Flower Dome will make you feel like you are lost in the fairy world because there are thousands of beautiful flowers that bloom among the cool lush green and fresh air with full of flower fragrance.
The feature is that Flower Dome will display flowers every season, or at different times of the year. In spring, people also bring Japanese cherry blossoms to display.
It will be an unforgettable experience if you can visit the Supertree Grove area at Gardens By The Bay to see the special lighting show from super trees and melodious music, called the Light Show.
This is the area where concentrates the “super trees”, called Supertree Glove with with the tallest tree equivalent to the height of a 16-storey building. Each of these super trees has more than 170.000 types of fern plants, orchids and tropical vines enfolded around.
Don’t forget the Light Show, the show will take place every day at 7:45PM and 8:45PM.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Phone: +65 6420 6848
Tickets: 28 SGD
OCBC Skyway Bridge is a pedestrian bridge connecting “super trees” together. We can see the panoramic view of Gardens By The Bay from many sides at a height of 22 meters. It is an unforgettable experience to take a slowly strolling and admire the view in the windy sky.
I have shown you the 4 most wonderful places in Gardens By The Bay, you must come and admire, because these images cannot reveal all the beautiful and majestic scenery of this garden. Gardens By The Bay is truly a wonderful artwork of Singapore.
However, do not rush to think that Gardens By The Bay has only 4 these places, there are many, many other picturesque areas with interesting things waiting for you to explore for yourself. Go ahead and explore every corner of Gardens By The Bay and share with us. Have a good trip to Singapore!
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