Singapore is known as “The Garden City” and its Gardens by the Bay are a perfect example of why. The park is relatively new to Singapore, and was rolled out by the government to transform the destination into a “city in a garden.”
Despite its newness, the gardens are exceptionally popular, attracting more than 6.4 million visitors in 2014, and hosting its 20 millionth visitor in November of last year.
On the grounds, you’ll find man-made to perfection nature-crazed attractions like the Flower Dome, the Cloud Forest and the Supertree Grove.
All of the indoor greenhouses are air-conditioned (something you’ll certainly appreciate in Singapore’s tropical climate). When planning a trip, you may want to position your journey toward either the early morning or evening hours so you can explore the outdoor gardens and Supertree Grove without having to spend much time outdoors during the exceptionally hot and humid mid-day hours.
Or, if you don’t have the opportunity to go at all, this virtual tour of our favorite spots in the 250-acre park should suffice for now.
For more of the gardens, check out our 360-degree videos below, which will make you feel like you’re there.
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