Runaway Photo: The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

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Runaway Photo: The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

The Gardens by the Bay is more than a just indoor garden

The Pandora (the city in movie Avatar) must look like this if it exists in the real world. The Na’vi must live around the Supertree and take a bath under the Cloud Forest. Giant dragonfly is a transportation, and so as the skybridge.

I’ve never been that much interested in gardens before. Especially not the paying ones. There are flowers and trees everywhere, and why do we need to spend money to enter the fence? But this time was different. If you are interested in living things in plant form, you’d love the Gardens by the Bay.

Once again, Singapore has done it again. They created a whole new world in the middle of the city. Since the opening in 2011, the Gardens by the Bay attracts locals and travelers from around the world.

The outdoor gardens, where the Supertrees are located, are free admission. You have to pay only to go up to the skyway connecting two Supertrees. The Flower Dome was not just another indoor garden; it is a world of perpetual spring. Unique plants and flowers from all around the world are living here, a scientifically designed glass dome. The shape is designed by the direction of the wind, and the whole indoor is air-conditioned to keep the temperature and moisture content. This is where the temporary exhibit is every two months. The Cloud Forest is 35 meters tall manmade mountain with the tallest indoor waterfall, that mimics 2,000 meters mountain’s vegetation. You can see all the unique plants by descending via two walkways.

I never thought I would be impressed by indoor garden that I have to pay to get in, but here I am preaching about it.

If you are planning to see all the sights in the garden, you will need a full day. Visit their website to find more information.

 

Outdoor Garden

The Gardens by the Bay

The view of Gardens by the Bay

The Supertrees and Marina Bay Sands

The Supertrees and Marina Bay Sands

Wild like at the Gardens by the Bay

Wild like at the Gardens by the Bay


 

The Flower Dome

The Flower Dome

The Flower Dome

Exotic plants in the Flower Dome

Exotic plants in the Flower Dome

Exotic plants in the Flower Dome

Exotic plants in the Flower Dome

Exotic plants in the Flower Dome

Exotic plants in the Flower Dome

Exotic plants in the Flower Dome - it is kangaroo paw

Exotic plants in the Flower Dome – it is called ‘kangaroo paw’

Flower at the Flower Dome

Flower at the Flower Dome

Flower at the Flower Dome

Flower at the Flower Dome

Tigerlily at the Flower Dome

Tigerlily at the Flower Dome

Tulipmania at the Flower Dome

Tulipmania at the Flower Dome

Tulipmania at the Flower Dome

Tulipmania at the Flower Dome

Tulip before blooms at the Flower Dome

New buds are waiting to bloom

 

The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest

Carnivorous plant at the Flower Dome

Carnivorous plant at the Cloud Forest

Flower at the Flower Dome

Flower at the Cloud Forest

Flower at the Cloud Forest

Flower at the Cloud Forest

Flower at the Cloud Forest

Flower at the Cloud Forest

Flower at the Cloud Forest

Flower at the Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest - walking bridge

The Cloud Forest – walking bridge

Plants at the Cloud Forest

Plants at the Cloud Forest


 
#Disclosure: I was a guest of the property tour at the Gardens by the Bay, but all the words and photographs are reflecting my own opinion, not theirs.
 
 

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

10 Comments

  1. Heather says:

    This wasn’t open yet when I was there last year – it looks amazing!! Guess I’ll be heading to Singapore for another visit 🙂

  2. Terence says:

    These are most appealing and beautiful photos.

  3. It really does look like something out of Avatar. I loved the Gardens when I went last year. Wasn’t too impressed with Singapor overall, but loved the gardens!

  4. Angel says:

    When I first saw pictures of the Gardens by the Bay, I knew I was being reminded me of something; but I just can’t put a finger on it. And then you mentioned Pandora and boom! It is! This Singapore attraction really intrigues me that I began planning my next trip to Singapore for this. Honestly, it’s not just the floral treasures which amuses me here. I am very particular with the architecture magnificence and the technology used. AWESOME!!!!!

    I must have said a lot but really, your photos surely had made me feel more determined to come to Singapore soon. Thanks!

  5. Bianca says:

    Wow! I’ll have to buy a few extra memory cards before visiting. I love taking pics of plants and flowers.

  6. Pamela says:

    I love the photo of the snail! Anyway, i’ve been to the outdoors garden at night and i must say the view is really quite spectacular. At night, there’s no crowd and it feels so peaceful.

  7. Richard Chown says:

    I think you have amazing photography skill. This place is very nice for me to spend weekend with kids. Really breathtaking indoor forest with artificial waterfall and man mad trees are colossal and lighting setups in the evening time gives a feeling of paradise. I think you have enjoyed too much with your loving kids. I have gone twice with my two kids and wife but due to the group tour we miss something. Thanks for presenting outstanding message we are thinking to visit once again.

  8. The gardens looks great, they seem to have some very interesting and unique layouts that seem to create a unique area to visit in Singapore. Love the shots I really need to get here sometime

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