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12 Feb 2013

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 滨海湾花园

Singapore [新加坡] • FEBRUARY 2013
An awe-inspiring new green space for Singapore
Spanning 101 hectares, this award-winning horticultural attraction houses over 250 thousand rare plants and is just a five-minute walk from the city. The Gardens comprises three spaces—Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. From the waterfront promenade, enjoy an amazing view of the Marina Bay financial district skyline. The grounds are perfect for an evening stroll and a picnic with loved ones.


Monet once referred to his garden as his most beautiful masterpiece. Singapore’s new icon, a 101-hectare horticultural attraction, certainly seems to be the nation’s most beautiful with more than 250 thousand rare plants in huge domed conservatories. Less than a five-minute walk from Marina Bay, the Gardens is split into three waterfront spaces: Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central, which connects the first two


Singapore hopes to become the garden of the world with its iconic Gardens by the Bay, the latest project to transform Singapore into a city within a garden.
The two conservatories recreate a temperate climate in the heart of the tropics.

Bay South―the largest waterfront garden―is where you’ll find the impressive Supertrees. These 16-storey-tall vertical gardens collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as venting ducts for the park’s conservatories. A suspended 128-metre-long walkway between two Supertrees, the OCBC Skyway, is perfect for walks at any hour, offering a bird’s eye view of the Gardens and the Marina Bay urban area.
At Bay East, there’re pretty pavilions, lush lawns, tropical palm trees and natural blossoms, ideal for an evening stroll or a picnic with family and friends. Along its two-kilometre waterfront promenade, you can get an amazing view of the skyline.
For a reprieve from the tropical heat (and a taste of the Mediterranean climate), head to the cooled conservatory complex, which won the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. There, you can study plant species from around the world such as baobabs and date palms. 


After the sun sets, don’t miss the sky show of dazzling lights and sounds in the OCBC Garden Rhapsody, which takes place nightly amidst the Supertrees. It’ll make a wonderful ending to a day out in the Gardens.


Visitors can walk among plants from across the globe without stepping off the island.

Opening its doors to the public on June 29th, its vast 54 hectares of pure greenery was a celebration of the latest milestone in Singapore’s “Garden City” vision. Gardens by the Bay is a project by the National Parks Board (NParks) and home to the world’s largest columnless greenhouse.What makes Garden’s by the Bay even more unique is its principles of environmental sustainability. Much effort and consideration was made to plan and design for sustainable cycles in energy and water throughout Bay South Gardens which include the minimising of solar heat gain and harnessing waste heat.
Exploring the Gardens by the Bay should not be done in a rush. If you want to experience it to its fullest, allocate at least a good 4 hours to cover the Heritage Gardens, the Dragonfly Lake, World of Plants, Bay East Garden and the scrumptious dining options throughout South Bay.
The best way to get there is by MRT via the Circle Line. Alight at Bayfront MRT Station and proceed to Exit B and follow the underground linkway. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge into Gardens by the Bay. For more ways to get there, click HERE
Located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953, Gardens by the Bay has different opening hours for each section. Bay South Garden is open from 05:00 AM to 02:00 AM daily. 



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