Gardens by the Bay in Singapore: fun facts

Besides Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay is Singapore’s most famous attraction. I keep finding this huge park impressive and with me many others. We bought tickets for the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest for the second time and I must say, this never gets boring! Time for some fun facts about Gardens by the Bay.

101 hectares of green

In the south of Singapore, opposite the Marina Bay Sands hotel, you can already see the huge Supertrees protruding above the park. The park is divided into three parts: Bay South (54 hectares), Bay East (32 hectares) and Bay Central (15 hectares). The Gardens are easy to reach by subway where you get off at Bayfront. From there you follow the signs to the park and the rest goes without saying.

International design competition

In 2006 the organization of the park started an international design competition for the design of the garden. The organization received 70 entries from more than 170 companies in 24 countries. By far the most entries came from Singapore itself. Ultimately, the design by Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter, both from England, was used in Bay South and Bay East.

Singapore Supertrees

Cloud Forest and Flower Dome

At a quarter to eight and a quarter to nine, there is a fifteen-minute light and music show, Garden Rhapsody, where you can enjoy the music and the beautifully discolored trees. For $8 per person, converted to €5 you can go to the OCBC-Skyway and walk over the 128-meter long bridge that connects two Supertrees. The trees generate solar energy, collect rainwater and act as air vents for the nearby greenhouses. 11 trees are equipped with solar energy systems in which the sunlight is converted into energy and this ultimately provides the lighting for the trees.

When you enter Cloud Forest, you are in a foggy, cool atmosphere. In this forest, you are taken along a 35-meter high mountain covered with hundreds of species of plants and flowers. Here you’ll find the highest indoor waterfall in the world and the greenhouse takes up the space of 60 Olympic swimming pools!

Flower Dome takes you through five continents with the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen. These greenhouses were built to show the rest of the world that Singapore is a country that respects its ecosystem and biodiversity.

Singapore Gardens

From polluted rivers to ‘City in a Garden’

Gardens by the Bay, which has been open to the public since 2012, was not created just for fun. It is part of Singapore’s plan to become known as a ‘City in a Garden’. Singapore wants to be a leader in Asia in the field of environmental sustainability and landscape architecture. In 1965, Singapore’s president, Lee Kuan Yew, had a plan: ‘Keep us clean. Keep us green.’ He believed that when a city is pleasant for people to live in, it becomes an attractive place to invest. 30 years ago, Singapore looked like neighboring countries now. Polluted rivers, rubbish on the streets and no knowledge of biodiversity.

The enlightened Supertrees have an important purpose

Now, you don’t see these polluted rivers anymore and according to the Singaporean government, any Asian country can develop as Singapore has done. In the park, there are 18 ‘supertrees’ which you can find in the largest park, Bay South. With a length between 25 and 50 meters high, this is the first thing you see when you come to the park. During the day it looks impressive, but how about in the evening?

Cloud Forest

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore: fun facts

Besides Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay is Singapore’s most famous attraction. I keep finding this huge park impressive and with me many others. We bought tickets for the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest for the second time and I must say, this never gets boring! Time for some fun facts about Gardens by the Bay.

101 hectares of green

In the south of Singapore, opposite the Marina Bay Sands hotel, you can already see the huge Supertrees protruding above the park. The park is divided into three parts: Bay South (54 hectares), Bay East (32 hectares) and Bay Central (15 hectares). The Gardens are easy to reach by subway where you get off at Bayfront. From there you follow the signs to the park and the rest goes without saying.

International design competition

In 2006 the organization of the park started an international design competition for the design of the garden. The organization received 70 entries from more than 170 companies in 24 countries. By far the most entries came from Singapore itself. Ultimately, the design by Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter, both from England, was used in Bay South and Bay East.

Singapore Gardens

From polluted rivers to ‘City in a Garden’

Gardens by the Bay, which has been open to the public since 2012, was not created just for fun. It is part of Singapore’s plan to become known as a ‘City in a Garden’. Singapore wants to be a leader in Asia in the field of environmental sustainability and landscape architecture. In 1965, Singapore’s president, Lee Kuan Yew, had a plan: ‘Keep us clean. Keep us green.’ He believed that when a city is pleasant for people to live in, it becomes an attractive place to invest. 30 years ago, Singapore looked like neighboring countries now. Polluted rivers, rubbish on the streets and no knowledge of biodiversity.

The enlightened Supertrees have an important purpose

Now, you don’t see these polluted rivers anymore and according to the Singaporean government, any Asian country can develop as Singapore has done. In the park, there are 18 ‘supertrees’ which you can find in the largest park, Bay South. With a length between 25 and 50 meters high, this is the first thing you see when you come to the park. During the day it looks impressive, but how about in the evening?

Singapore Supertrees

Cloud Forest and Flower Dome

At a quarter to eight and a quarter to nine, there is a fifteen-minute light and music show, Garden Rhapsody, where you can enjoy the music and the beautifully discolored trees. For $8 per person, converted to €5 you can go to the OCBC-Skyway and walk over the 128-meter long bridge that connects two Supertrees. The trees generate solar energy, collect rainwater and act as air vents for the nearby greenhouses. 11 trees are equipped with solar energy systems in which the sunlight is converted into energy and this ultimately provides the lighting for the trees.

When you enter Cloud Forest, you are in a foggy, cool atmosphere. In this forest, you are taken along a 35-meter high mountain covered with hundreds of species of plants and flowers. Here you’ll find the highest indoor waterfall in the world and the greenhouse takes up the space of 60 Olympic swimming pools!

Flower Dome takes you through five continents with the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen. These greenhouses were built to show the rest of the world that Singapore is a country that respects its ecosystem and biodiversity.

Cloud Forest
2020-02-05T20:46:43+08:00februari 5th, 2020|

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