Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

One of my favourite things to do in Singapore is the eccentric park called Gardens of the Bay, where trees of pink provide shade and artistic statues sit alongside a fish aquarium. It’s got to be seen to be believed! Singapore is one of the best stopover cities in Asia to break up a flight, it’s very Westernised, safe, clean and modern. The Gardens of the Bay is a whopping 101 hectares and it brings colour and life to the heart of the city.

It’s nice to escape to some relative cool as Singapore’s humidity levels are a bit crazy. It’s shade and indoor areas provide a little relief. At night you are treated to a light show called the blue hour (the hour after sunset) when the Supertrees light up the night sky.

You’ll find the Gardens of the Bay across the river from the Singapore Flyer,

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The Singapore Flyer.

and behind the unbelievable Marina Bay Sands which towers over the park like an alien aircraft. It makes a dramatic backdrop to the greenery of the lush tropical planting.

The View Of The Marina Bay Sands From The Gardens Of The Bay.
The Marina Bay Sands.

Trees with giant leaves are planted in mini islands along the narrow canals.

Planting In The Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore
Exotic planting.

We get our first glimpse of the iconic Supertree Grove. Weird but wonderful collection of tree like structures that have a matrix of climbing plants pushing to reach the canopies.

Supertree Grove In The Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore
Supertree Grove.
Exploring The Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore.
Peaceful and dramatic gardens.
View Of The Marina Sands And The Supertrees, Singapore.
Everything seems giant here in Singapore.

They are bigger than you think. Everything reaches for the sky in the Marina Bay area. They are intriguing and beautiful.

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Standing beneath the Supertrees.

At night they are shown off with a sound and light display.

Dragonfly Lake skirts the west side and makes for a peaceful stroll.

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Butterfly sculpture.

Some of the plants we had never seen before. This ones a bit defensive…

Exotic Planting In The Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore.
Plants we have never seen before.

A small aquarium, with windows positioned in the shade, made for a some relief from the intense heat. Even in this park with plants and water features everywhere we needed to duck into the gift shops just to enjoy the air conditioning.

Small Aquarium In The Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore.
Small aquarium.

This was my favourite place in the park. So beautiful. Make sure you look out for the lush Water Lily Pond.

Water Lily Pond In The Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore.
Water Lily Pond.
Stunning Views Of The Gardens Of The Bay From The Lily Pond.
Stunning views of the park.

There is a picturesque boulder just waiting for you to perch on.

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Posing boulder for family photos.

The Flower Dome and Cloud forest are gardens found inside huge glass houses that look like shells. We were running out of time so missed out, but take a look by following the links.

Cloud Forest, Gardens by the bay, Singapore
Cloud Forest.

There are lots of little gardens dotted around, including Chinese and Indian gardens.

This big guy will be pleased to see you.

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A statue within the Chinese part of the park.

Heading back through the bamboos getting a little lost, we find ourselves back at the SuperTree Grove.

I felt as impressed by them the second time, they are like nothing I’ve seen anywhere else. Singapore is like that, it can blow your mind!

Giant Bamboo Within The Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore.
Giant Bamboo.

The OCBC Skywalk looks great fun. I think even I might handle this height at 22 metres. It’s high but compared to everything else around here it looks a doddle!

OCBC Skywalk, Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore.
OCBC Skywalk.
The Skywalk, Gardens Of The Bay, Singapore.
Get an elevated view of the gardens.

We’ve loved this park and sadly run out of time to explore more, you could easily spend half a day here.

We crossed the Dragon Fly Bridge back towards the Marina Bay Sands hotel off on more adventures (and a cold cocktail with our lunch!).

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Endless dramatic scenery!

Gardens of the Bay has been brilliant. We’ve already explored Marina Bay, Singapore and we can’t wait to see more. Singapore is wonderful and we are all smitten.

A Travel Guide. Gardens of the Bay, Singapore - One of my favourite things to do in Singapore is the eccentric park called Gardens of the Bay, where trees of pink provide shade and artistic statues sit alongside a fish aquarium. It's got to be seen to be believed! Singapore is one of the best stopover cities in Asia to break up a flight, it's very Westernised, safe, clean and modern. The Gardens of the Bay is a whopping 101 hectares and it brings colour and life to the heart of the city...

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