In which I visit Gardens By The Bay in the daytime
One of Singapore’s most famous attractions now are the Gardens By The Bay.
There are also two domes, the Flower Dome and Cloud Dome, (which reminded me of the Eden Project in Cornwall).
The gardens themselves are free to walk around, however the domes you must pay for entry, as well as the OCBC Skyway 22m up around the Supertrees.
To enter both the Flower Dome and Cloud Dome you can buy a combined ticket of $28 (US$22) Which is valid for the day you buy it. Singapore residents get a discount on this price, which I think is really good idea.
The OCBC Skyway is $5 (US$4) but the ticket is valid for one entry up to 30 days from the date that you bought it. Tickets for all the attractions are on sale up until 8pm each day and last entry is 8:30pm too, so plan your route carefully!
I arrived at the Gardens By The Bay around 4pm, as I wanted to see them both in the day and the night. I will write about the night in a later post.
I decided to head to the Flower Dome first, as I thought it would be better to see the flowers by daylight.
Inside the dome was very colourful, and the flowers beautiful. There was also a special area displaying for the Mid-Autumn festival in the lunar calendar, something I know a lot about after living in China and eating mooncakes for 2 years!
There were different sections in the Flower Dome for various parts of the world, displaying representative plants. They have to regulate the temperature and climate carefully, because of the variety of plants.
After exploring the Flower Dome, I wandered around under the Supertrees to get some day photos of them.
I also started posing in front of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Thank God for my tripod, eh?
I then headed to Marina Barrage where loads of people were flying kites on such a gorgeous day.
It was also a great place to look back at the Singapore skyline.
I ate in a place called Satay By The Bay. It was similar to Newton Food Court, but there were many more different cuisines on offer here, from Indian, Italian, Malay and Singaporean. I went for an Tandoori Chicken Indian platter and my old favourite, a sugar cane juice with lemon – delicious!
Wandering back to the main gardens, I headed to the Cloud Dome before dusk set in. It was great to be inside the dome as the day turned into night. There was a huge 35m high waterfall right in front of you as you entered the Cloud Dome.
This done is a little different to the Flower Dome because it represents a coll-moist tropical mountain. They take you to the very top and you work your way down, which is ingenious.
The Gardens By The Bay in the daytime are a wonderful place to kick back in the middle of the city. They are so green and that’s fantastic. It’s great that you can wander around them for free everyday, especially if you’ve already visited the domes.
And I definitely recommend going there at a time you can see the gardens in day then at night; they are truly stunning.