Gardens by the Bay has become one of Singapore's main tourist attractions. There could not be a more appropriate space for this futuristic place like the wonderful city-state of Southeast Asia. We are talking about a really fantastic garden where trees emit light and dance to the music.
Gardens by the Bay, a different gardenSuper Trees by Gardens by the Bay
Before entering the areas that await us inside Gardens by the Bay (or Gardens of the Bay) we want to talk about the concept of these gardens. It is an absolutely different green area than you have ever seen. It has the most unique botanical spaces, sculptures of the 21st century, a restaurant hung from the heights and, above all, has its super trees.
These artificial trees of enormous height, up to 50 meters, actually behave like natural species. It is true that they are made of materials such as concrete, steel or glass, but their equipment includes large photovoltaic plates that, in some way, allow them to make a process of photosynthesis similar to other trees. And for what? Now we tell you.
The Gardens by the Bay show
It is said that the super trees of Gardens by the Bay work during the day, in full sun. And after those hours of work, at night, they can look amazing in a unique audiovisual show called Gardens Rhapsody.Night show
Thanks to solar panels, they accumulate energy so that every night, shortly after sunset, this unparalleled show takes place which, by the way, can be attended for free.
The trees are projecting lights and light effects to the rhythm of different music. Thus, somehow, those attending the show, both sitting on the grass and on the famous OCBC Skyway platform, end up integrating into it.
The payment areas
This OCBC Skyway platform is an aerial path traced between several super trees, so it provides the feeling of being a peculiar Tarzan of the 21st century. And, of course, his short road is full of people at the time of the night show. That is why it is a payment area.
It is not the only one inside the Gardens by the Bay. The two large botanic gardens are also paid, which are the heart of this complex. It's about the Flowers Dome and the Cloud Forest. It is true that you have to pay, but believe us when we tell you that they are two of the places that must be visited almost in a must in Singapore.
The flowers domeFlowers dome
The Flowers Dome or Dome of the Flowers, only has two things in common with the great dome of the Duomo of Florence: its large size and the evocation of its name. Although, the dome that we find in the Gardens by the Bay houses inside an incredible repertoire of flowers that allows us to tour the gardens around the world.
The Cloud Forest
And the other very unique and paid botanical space of Gardens by the Bay is The Cloud Forest or the Cloud Forest. A name that already tells us that awaits us inside, since is about a humid, lush and misty forest typical of certain tropical areas. By the way have you seen Avatar? Well here you will feel like inside that fantasy movie.Cloud forest
The Gardens by the Bay from above
The night show of Gardens by the Bay, as we have said, can be enjoyed from inside the garden itself. But, if you spend several nights in Singapore, you also have to see it from the heights. For that, nothing better than climbing to the terrace of the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel and contemplate all that incredible set of lights and music.
More attractive inside the garden
The truth is that the super trees, day and night, are the great references of the Gardens by the Bay. But there are more reasons to visit this fantastic area of Singapore. We mean, for example, to Indochine restaurant, open and raised in the central magic tree.
And equally, We invite you to see the amazing sculpture of a gigantic floating baby, called Planet, What about the vegetation of the Meadow area. Not to mention the walks through the two lakes of the complex. In short, if you travel to Singapore, nobody should miss the magic that Gardens by the Bay hide.