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Gardens by the Bay is one of the latest green recreational attractions in Singapore, a perfect platform for Singapore to showcase horticultural excellence and world-class ecological artistry to the world. The national garden aims to live up to Singapore’s vision of “a city in a garden”, in line with the country’s intention of enriching the lifestyles of Singaporeans through the encouragement of more room for more social and recreational activities. Part of Bay East Garden was opened to the public in November 2010. An additional access was created from Bay East Garden to the Marina Barrage, while more development is being done to this phase.
The first phase of the Gardens project, Bay South, was officially opened in 29 June 2012, featuring a number of unique highlights, two of which are paid admissions – The Flower Dome & The Cloud Forest, while most of the amenities in the outdoor gardens are free, outdoor entertainment for the public.
The free outdoor space features a total of eighteen giant tree-like structures called the Supertrees, towering at 25m to 50m in height, made up of lush vertical landscape of ferns, bromeliads and tropical flowers. Impressions of such vertical landscape were echoed along staircases, right from the basement car park, as well as a long stretch of feature wall near the conservatory complex. There is this section among the Supertrees known as the Supertree Grove, where an aerial walkway at a height of 22m between two Supertrees spanning 128m long known as the OCBC skyway. There is a daily free OCBC Light and Sound show for the public at the open space. Every other month there are live music performances such as symphonies, opera choirs, dances and live bands for public entertainment.Gardens by the Bay is located next to Marina Bay Sands, a hotel casino integrated resort opened exactly two years ago on 23rd June 2010.
The Heritage Gardens display an array of colonial heritage selections bringing out the essence of history and culture as well as the different ethnicities and racial harmony. Featuring four gardens, namely the Indian Garden, the Malay Garden, the Chinese Garden and the Colonial Garden, the Heritage Garden is set to showcase the multi-culturalism in Singapore.
This collection showcases the theme of Plants and Planets, exhibiting the flora relations with other species and the biodiversity of plant life. Visitors can expect these highlights within a forest environment – Understorey, Fruits and Flowers, Discovery Garden, World of Palms, Secret Life of Trees and the Web of Life.
The Flower Dome is a conservatory that has a simulated climate set to replicate that of the Mediterranean region and some parts of Europe such as Southern Italy and Spain. The highlight of the exhibition is the Flower Field, where the display of the flowers changes to reflect the different seasons and festivals.
The Cloud Forest simulates the moist and cool temperature (23 to 25 degrees Celsius) climate of the Tropical Montane ecology in the mountainous and Alpine regions. Displaying highland orchids, ferns & pitcher plants, this conservatory also features a 35 metre man-made Cloud Mountain on which lush vegetation stood as well as a man-made waterfall.
The Gardens by the Bay project was planned in phases and comprises three waterfront gardens, namely Bay East Garden, Bay South Garden and Bay Central Garden.
LOCAL RESIDENT RATE
|One Conservatory||Two Conservatories||OCBC Skyway|
|Senior Citizen (>60 Years Old)||$8||$15||$5|
|Child(3-12 Years Old)||$8||$12||$3|
|Two Conservatories||OCBC Skyway|
|Senior Citizen (>60 Years Old)||$28||$5|
|Child(3-12 Years Old)||$15||$3|
|Adult||Senior Citizen (>60 Years Old)||Child (3-12 Years Old)|
For those who will want to have unlimited access to the two conservatories and OCBC Skyway for the whole year, you may wish to consider purchasing the annual pass.
|Family Pass (2 adults + 3 children)||$180|
|Individual Adult Pass||$68|
|Senior Citizen Pass (>60 years old)||$60|
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