The main attraction of Gardens by the Bay is the Supertree Grove! On our three-day trip to Singapore, we were most excited about seeing this amazing urban nature park. It spans 110 hectares within the Marina Bay district of the Central Region of Singapore. It is adjacent to the Marina Reservoir and the park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.
Even on a really hot day, like when we visited, it is entirely possible to spend the whole day at the gardens. There are so many things to visit in and around the area during the day. Make sure to stick around until the evening to enjoy the Garden Rhapsody Show – a light and music show like no other.
I am putting together a guide of everything there is to do in this spectacular place. I have videos of all the events in the Singapore Playlist on my YouTube channel. I’ll be posting about individual attractions until I publish the complete guide. A fascinating place to start is the Supertree Grove. See it from above here:
“Measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall, Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees are designed with large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of lights and sounds at night. Stand in awe amidst these iconic giants, stroll along the 22-metre-high OCBC Skyway and enjoy panoramic vistas of the Gardens and the Marina Bay skyline at our new Supertree Observatory.”Gardens by the Bay
Function & Beauty
These Supertrees aren’t just pretty and impressive looking. They are solar-powered and act as vertical gardens. The first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew refers to them as the pride of Singapore.
“The man-made mechanical forest consists of 18 supertrees that act as vertical gardens, generating solar power, acting as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater. To generate electricity, 11 of the supertrees are fitted with solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight into energy, which provides lighting and aids water technology within the conservatories below.”CNN
There are various places in Gardens by the Bay where you can learn more about the function of the trees. During the Garden Rhapsody Show they actually light up. You can watch some of it here:
Canopy Sky Walk: Supertree Grove
For the best view of the Supertree Grove, I suggest going on the Canopy Sky Walk. If you go when it’s hot, consider wearing sunscreen and bringing a hat. This walk is absolutely beautiful, taking you up close and personal with the branches of the supertrees. It only costs $8 for adults and $5 for children, however depending on the crowds you may need to wait in line before going up.
Trust me when I say that videos and photos don’t do it justice!
Singapore was an amazing place to visit. The city is beautiful and clean, the locals are kind, and there is so much to see, do and eat in this wonderful city. Gardens by the Bay was the highlight for me as it is a unique mesh of manmade and natural structures. But don’t just take my word for it, book a trip and go see it for yourself!
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