Daytime in the Gardens By The Bay

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.

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Walking into the gardens

It’s not a difficult place to miss, mainly because of the so called “Supertrees” which dominate the skyline behind the Marina Bay Sands Hotel (I also think it’s a great name for a band!). Gardens by the bay

There are also two domes, the Flower Dome and Cloud Dome, (which reminded me of the Eden Project in Cornwall).

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Take from the Singapore Flyer

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.

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Panorama of the Flower Dome

Inside the dome was very colourful, and the flowers beautiful. Gardens by the bay 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. Gardens by the bay

After exploring the Flower Dome, I wandered around under the Supertrees to get some day photos of them.

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I also started posing in front of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Thank God for my tripod, eh?

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I then headed to Marina Barrage where loads of people were flying kites on such a gorgeous day.

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Bad, bad selfie!

It was also a great place to look back at the Singapore skyline.

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Everyone enjoying the day at Marina Barrage

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!

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Yum, yum and yum (the chicken is hiding under the naan!)

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.

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The Cloud Dome’s waterfall

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.

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Waterfall from the top

There was also a train set, which I took a photo of for my grandfather 😉 Gardens by the bay

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.

Have you ever been to the Gardens By The Bay? What did you think?

You can get to the Gardens By The Bay by alighting at Bayfront MRT station.

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The view you are treated with when you arrive from Bayfront MRT!

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Author: Bennett

2 years as an expat in China and now doing the same in New Zealand, Bennett sure likes to experience "slow travel!"

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  1. These gardens look amazing! I was so bummed when I found out they had opened the week after we were in Singapore. Just one more reason to go back!

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    • Definitely a reason to go back. Nighttime was even better so watch out for that post soon 😉

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