A couple of months back I participated in a raffle draw. The first prize was a vacation trip. But the place was not announced there. So I decided to try my luck anyway. To my utmost surprise, I won the draw.
The destination was more shocking! I won a 4-day trip to Singapore. Can you make a guess about the trip location? If you thought of Gardens by the Bay, then you are correct!
This is one of those few places that everyone would want to visit at least once in their lifetime. The sheer beauty and attraction of the place are unmatched. If you’re planning on visiting Singapore, make sure to visit the place before you leave.
Story of the Gardens
If you’ve read fantasy novels or stories, they are almost certain to contain mystical forests and similar areas. The Gardens by the Bay is no different from that.
It is structured with three separate gardens in Marina Bay, Bay Central, Bay East, and Bay South. It was conceptualized back in 2005 as a government project. The project intended to create a garden city that would be emblematic.
On 29th June 2012, the garden was opened for public access. Ever since its opening, the place brought in tourists from far and wide. Every year, thousands of tourists visit the gardens.
The place will make you wonder if you are dreaming or not. The forest has very tall trees almost like the mystical fairy forests.
Parts of the Gardens
The entire park is divided into quite a few sub-sections. Each section or conservatory has its unique touch and appeal. There are cloud forests, crystal mountains, the flower dome, a super grove, OCBC Skyway, Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes, and the stunning Night Show.
The Super Grove or Supertree Grove does not require additional tickets. It’s free to access and is located at the very center of the gardens. The 25 to 50 meters tall trees are a spectacle to watch.
There are a total of 18 Supertrees in the Gardens by the Bay. Each supertree has large canopies to light up and put on a magnificent display during the night show. It also provides shade to the visitors during day time.
Intimidated by the super tall trees? Well, you can get on top of them and watch the entire garden! Get close and awe at the super pleasing marvels.
A 128-meter long sky-bridge connects two of the tallest supertrees and trust me, this is not something you would want to miss. The mesmerizing beauty of a vast area filled with flora and fauna grants exceptional visual pleasure.
This part of the garden is a pure work of art. Dive into the veiled garden. The generated mist and surrounding environment with diverse floral gems and rare plants set this part of the garden on a completely different level.
Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes
In such a big and diverse park, how can lakes go missing? The Dragonfly and Kingfisher lakes are a treat to the eyes. Dive below and witness diverse aquatic lifeforms. We highly recommend that you do not miss this opportunity!
Planning to Visit the Gardens
Now if you are from Singapore you won’t even need to go through the extra hassle. You’ll be able to easily visit the place and take in all its beauty. However, if you don’t live in Singapore, which is highly likely, we got you covered with all the details that you’ll require.
The first step would be to get yourself a visa for traveling abroad. But luckily, for a tourist visit to Singapore, you will not need a visa. This saves a lot of time and extra steps.
Gardens by the Bay has an amazing website that allows you to buy online tickets. This process takes into account all hotel reservations, garden entries, and overall quality of life.
You will not find yourself in a heap of the crowd should you pre-plan your entire trip beforehand. This will greatly increase your overall experience. There is separate pre-made plans. You can choose whichever suits your needs.
Now that your plans at the gardens are sorted out, you’ll need a place to stay. If you have traveled abroad before, you will know the importance of making bookings beforehand. You must buy a hotel ticket or book before your arrival.
This is to ensure that you have a place a stay and won’t have the face the trouble of running to multiple hotels to find a room. You’ll have a hard time finding decent hotels if you go during tourism seasons.
There are quite a few hotels nearby the Gardens by the Bay especially tailored for the tourists that visit. Hotel prices vary on various factors. The most common one would be its distance from the gardens.
You should make sure to book your ticket as soon as possible when you’re planning and start booking for flights and conservatory access.
You can find hotel rooms starting from SGD 240 to SGD 500 per night. What you choose of course depends on your requirements and availability.
Now moving on to plane tickets. Tickets can be relatively cheap to fairly expensive depending on where you’re traveling from. If you book tickets for a later date, you will get lower prices.
Now to buy tickets for the visit. On average, the ticket price for a round-trip is around $500. Prices are bound to vary depending on geographical location and various other factors that may or may not be apparent.
The sheer beauty of Gardens by the Bay can hardly be described with only words. If you don’t see it for yourself, you won’t understand how magnificent it is. Every step and sight in the garden is visually stunning.
As someone who saw the gardens in all their glory and beauty, I highly recommend you to visit this place at least once. The peace and serenity of being in such an environment are surreal.
So, what are you waiting for? Start saving up and add Gardens by the Bay to your bucket list today. Feel free to come back here and double-check any info that you may need to confirm because we got you covered!