Gardens by the Bay, located in the center of Marina Bay embodies Singapore’s “City in a Garden” concept and showcases environmental sustainability while winning praise from all over the world. An integral and stunning part of Singapore, the Gardens by the Bay is a famous and most admired horticultural attraction worldwide. The year-round influx of visitors from all over the world who come here to marvel at its technology never gets tired of admiring it.
The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning over 250 acres and comprises three wonderful waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East, and Bay Central, each of which contains a variety of fun activities for both adults and children. We spoke with a traveler who had just returned from Singapore to learn more about the city’s unique characteristics and why Singapore Gardens by the Bay is a fantastic destination for families with young children.
Why do you think the Garden is so famous?
Gardens by the Bay is known for having fantastic attractions like the Supertrees that are interwoven with ecologically friendly practices, making it a terrific site to visit. Seeing them illuminated at night is a beautiful experience.
Dragonfly Lake and Kingfisher Lake are habitats for fish and dragonflies. The information provided to the public by these lovely lakes emphasises the significance of clean water in preserving biodiversity.
The OCBC Skyway is excellent for taking in breathtaking vistas from a distance. This 128-meter aerial walkway, which hangs 22 meters above the ground between two supertrees, offers a stunning perspective of the Gardens and makes for a fantastic photo opportunity.
What makes the Gardens unique for kids?
The garden contains the Children’s Garden of the Far East Organisation, which was created especially for young children up to the age of twelve. Children between the ages of one and five are allowed in the Toddler Play Zone. Additionally, there is an amphitheater, a rainforest tree house, and water play for children between the ages of 6 and 12. My kids enjoyed, Avatar: The Experience at Cloud Forest’s strongest suit.
What can those who enjoy nature find there?
As I am a nature lover, my love of nature was the main motivation behind my trip. More so than the Light show, I like the rainforest, the flower dome (the largest glass greenhouse in the world, as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records), and the floral fantasy (home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall). The moment you arrive there, your mind starts to feel delighted. As soon as my wife and I entered, we both immediately said, “Wow.” More than 200 exquisite sculptures from throughout the globe give you the impression that you are in another world.
How was your stay in the recently inaugurated Garden Pod?
Garden Pod is opulently housed inside Gardens by the Bay and is a Duplex suite. I will always cherish the memory of sleeping and waking up in the middle of nature while living on that green staycation.
Any advice to travelers visiting Gardens of the Bay?
1. If visitors want to see the light show, they should choose the right time. As part of a sustainable effort to conserve energy, the management turns off non-essential decorative and accent lights at night. The lighting in the walkways and car parks is also dimmed during low visitor hours.
2. If you don’t want to walk too much or have small children with you, you can avail the facility of the auto rider services that will take you for a tour of the garden.
3. There are other attractions and activities to do as well, so I recommend planning a full-day tour of the Gardens so that you can see and understand the full beauty and technology of Gardens by the Bay.
4. Conservatories and Floral Fantasy close once a month for maintenance. The trip should be planned accordingly.
5. There will be no refund or exchange if anybody wants to use the double conservatories tickets on the closure date
6. After taking the tickets for both Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, the tour must be completed on the same day because re-entry is not allowed.
7. Some individuals might find it too expensive to stay there and explore the garden, so they might arrange for outstation lodging and come here to visit instead. However, I would unquestionably advise everyone who is considering taking a family holiday to Singapore to visit the garden.