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Review of Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay
Ranked #3 of 895 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An integral part of Singapore's "City in a Garden" vision, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at the heart of Singapore's new downtown - Marina Bay. Comprising three waterfront gardens - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central - Gardens by the Bay will be a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was the highlight of my time in Singapore. It's a billion dollar botanical garden, part of the city's strategy to transform Singapore in to a Garden City. It's free to visit except for the two huge domed conservatories (a ticket to visit both costs $28) which are superb inside.

One of the domes is the 'Flower Dome', the largest columnless glasshouse in the world which replicates the dry climates of the Mediterranean, Australia and South America. It was a kaleidoscope of colour with exotic flowers and plants all around, some of which looked too bizarre to be true. It's possible to download an App which tells you what each flower is. The second dome is 'Cloud Forest' which replicates the cool, moist conditions from tropical mountain regions like SE Asia and middle America. When we walked in we were confronted by its spectacular centrepiece, a man-made mountain containing the world's tallest indoor waterfall. It was quite an impact walking in, being met by the blast of air from the falling water and the cooling spray.

The most recognisable sight at Gardens By The Bay are the garden of futuristic techno-trees. They are between 25 and 50 meters tall and aren't just interesting to look at, they are the environmental 'engines' for the gardens, harnessing solar energy for the lighting, collecting rain water for cooling, irrigation and fountains and providing air for the cooling systems in the domes. The whole park has been designed to minimise environmental impact. Twice a night these trees have a light show, so at 7.45pm the music began and hundreds ooohed and aaahed to the show, which was like a firework display.

There is far more to explore in this brilliant attraction - I felt we barely skimmed the surface. You could easily spend a whole day here.

Thank Hux_JE
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Yet another wonderful experience in Singapore. Its been done in such a way and maintained as well , only truly devoted could do so.The variety of flowers and trees , the water falls, are breath taking. Keep atleat3 hours to enjoy these treats.

Thank Radhakrishna M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Just stunning - especially the blossom in the Flower Dome and Light Show but make sure you have transport arranged after. Long wait for taxis.

Thank DenisePrisk
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a must do if you are into photography or just love nature. Be prepared to walk a lot so you can take in the various Gardens they offer. Along the way there are numerous sculptures and carvings that you will want to get a picture. Gardens are FREE but if you wish to enjoy the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, walk along the Skyway in the Supertree Grove and take the shuttle from the ticket center outside the Bayside MRT, the cost is currently $31 in USD. Allow a minimum of 3 hrs but be prepared to spend 4-5 hrs.

Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience! The gardens by the bay were fantastic. Just walking around is free, the scenery was wonderful.
We paid to go into the cloud forest bio-dome and it did not disappoint!
I strongly suggest anyone coming to Singapore pays a visit here.

Thank Rosie J
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