Garden State

Singapore might be heavily urbanised, but it maintains its Garden City status. Originally conceived in 1968, the Garden City vision aimed to change the urban landscape to a lush, aesthetic environment by integrating environment with development.

And Singapore’s latest attraction, Gardens by the Bay, is a part of a strategy to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”.

Since its official opening in June 2012, both tourists and locals alike have flocked to the idyllic garden escape in the city, and one of Singapore’s latest attractions, Gardens By The Bay!

This eco-friendly park is part of an initiative to bring more nature to Singapore’s concrete landscape, and it does so in style. It boasts a host of attractions, including the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and of course the iconic Supertree Grove!

The Gardens spans over an impressive 101 hectares of land and house an amazing collection of flora from all over the world, creating a unique yet lush environment away from the bustling city life.

Below are some of the attractions Gardens By The Bay has to offer:

Flower Dome

Image from wikipedia, credit to Allie Caulfield
Image from Wikipedia, credit to Allie Caulfield

This dome replicates the cool-dry climate of the Mediterranean regions and is home to a variety of plants which are mostly used to arid environments. It features a stunning multi-colour changing flower display and even a garden seascape, complete with corals and sea urchins!

Cloud Forest

Image from wikipedia, credit to Allie Caulfield

Image from wikipedia, credit to Allie Caulfield

Step inside for a quick escape from the sun as the Cloud Forest immediately engulfs you in a cool mist, courtesy of the world’s largest indoor man-made waterfall! Visitors take an elevator up the Cloud Mountain and slowly make their way down a scenic circular path, all the way peppered by the refreshing mist from the waterfall.

Supertree Grove

Image from wikipedia, credit to Shiny Things
Image from Wikipedia, credit to Shiny Things

The Supertrees are specially designed vertical gardens measuring up to 16 stories in height. An astounding 162,900 plants comprising of more than 200 species are planted on them! Here, you can also find the OCBC Skyway here, an elevated walkway where visitors get to experience a breathtaking aerial view of the Gardens. As night falls, visitors are treated to the OCBC Garden Rhapsody, a spectacle of light and music. Be dazzled as the Supertrees come alive with a myriad of light displays bursting across the sky!

There are still many other attractions around the Gardens for you to explore and learn from. The best part is, it’s currently still under development – so it will only get better!

If you’re planning a trip to Singapore to view the splendour of greenery for yourself at Gardens By The Bay, why not book a stay with us at Capri by Fraser, and experience the facilities and services of a smart hotel, together with the comfort and convenience of a full serviced residence.

 

Getting to Gardens By The Bay from Capri by Fraser

From Changi South, head left to East Coast Parkway and travel along until you reach Exit 17a. Turn right to Marina Street, then left to Marina Boulevard and left again to Marina Gardens Drive.

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