Travel Diaries Singapore Part – 6 | The Amazing Gardens by the bay! ❤️💖 – I’m not going to lie, since the moment we landed here and even before the vacation actually began I was dreaming & wanting to see the giant big tree structures that Singapore claimed to offer in the pictures that I had surfed and the plan that we had drawn out.
We took the MTR down towards Bayfront, followed the signs towards the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
The entry fee is pretty steep actually-$28 each.
It was an extra $12 for tickets to enter both of the conservatory domes-they were excellent! Beautiful, air-conditioned with wifi and they were far more than just giant green conservatories, they felt like an entirely new futuristic landscape like in a SCI-fi movie.
The first dome was full of succulents, cacti and bloomed with thousands of different coloured flowers. There’s a pretty cafe inside named Pollen, where the air-conditioned chill makes you glad for a cup of tea.
The famous Supertree structures offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens, over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouses recreate chilly mountain climates and there are hundreds of trees and plants to discover, making this destination great fun for both kids and adults. The best place to grasp the size of Gardens by the Bay is from the top of Marina Bay Sands, which sits directly opposite the park, space encompasses 250 acres of reclaimed land on the waterfront. Getting here is easy, either via walkways from the hotel, giving you an elevated view of the gardens, or taking the slightly longer riverside promenade to enter the park near the two domes. Walking around the park won’t cost you a cent but if you want to step inside the climate-controlled conservatories, or walk amongst the Supertrees, there is a fee. The main park area is open from 9:00 to 21:00.
The tropical dome was by far my favourite; it was so lush and tropical, it was just the best.
It’s just so beautifully done, getting up close to the plants & still not losing sight of the city around you.
Hidden inside, on the way was a floor dedicated to crystals. Crystals. I hoped they imparted their good juju vibes to me.
We must have been inside for at least an hour and by the time we came out, we were starving. We ate some noodles. And As the sun began to set, we set off for the giant trees again.
Stay tuned to the evenings because, In the evening, the trees erupt into a neon light show. People were picking spots, lying on the grass or below the trees but we skipped this and went up for a better vantage point (you’ll see the stairs)
I was more than happy to have spent a big chunk of our day here & a big chunk of money( TOTALLY worth it) to be within the city but apart from it and to get a taste of the lush green tropics.