Gardens by the Bay was officially opened in 2012 as part of the effort to turn Singapore from the ‘Garden city’ to the ‘City in the Garden’. Situated next to the Marina Reservoir the park has amazing views over Marina Bay Sands Resort as well as the Singapore Flyer (the big wheel) and the city. Entry to the park is free, with a cost of $5 to go up the OCBC Skywalk and a further cost to enter the conservatories. There is so much to do here; the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories, Dragonfly lake, Sun Pavilion and a Children’s garden as well as cafes and restaurants.
As we had visited the Botanic Gardens the day before we decided to save visiting the conservatories (which look amazing especially the mountain and waterfall!!) for another time but were keen to experience the skywalk. The structure is incredible; a walkway through the ‘supertrees’ which range in height from 25-50 metres and are basically vertical gardens. The skywalk is 22 metres above the ground and provides the most breathtaking photo opportunities of the supertrees themselves and the city itself!
I loved the skywalk, it is such a cool, original piece of design and you must go if you’re in Singapore! The views are amazing and for the $5 entry, it just shouldn’t be missed. We went during the day which was fab but in the evening* the supertrees come to life with a light and sound show, called the Garden Rhapsody, so we will have to return to see that!
Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
*7.45pm and 8.45pm nightly