Gardens by the Bay, Singapore: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips
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About Gardens by the Bay

Recreation with elements of nature is how this place can be defined. With intense greenery and gardens that unveil a variety of flora, this garden is a manifestation of how nature should be. Gardens by the Bay in Singapore has perennial vegetation; however, you will wonderstruck as everything looks natural. It has two air-conditioned conservatories called the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.  It is here that you will see the perfect amalgamation of technology, management, flora, and other natural elements that transform together into this piece of visual craft.

The place is sprawled in about 250 acres of reclaimed land that has numerous unique attributes that are a hallmark of delightful series. No wonder this place has been awarded many accolades for its unique concept, structure, and the best-themed destination. This being distinctive from other Asian parks, it is often full of visitors, not just tourists but even the locals. The place attracts people from all over the world solely for its greenery and conservatories. 

The entry to the Supertrees and adjoining gardens is absolutely free; however, you have to pay for is the OCBC Skyline and conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest) this place has. The OCBC Skyline gives you an overview of entire Singapore and the conservatories situated in the Bay South Garden. The Supertrees and the skyline are the main attractions including the light show. The supertrees are something that you will feel overwhelmed about. They are large vertical trees providing shade and then spectacularly emanate light in the evenings. Trip to Singapore wouldn't be complete without visiting this originality.

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Essential Information:

-Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

-Timings: Monday to Sunday: 5am–2am

-Price (for locals and for foreigners): Child (age 3 - 12) - SGD $15.00 each

                                                                Adult (age 13 - 59) - SGD $23.00 each

How to reach Gardens by the Bay from Airport? 

The best way is through a town car which costs $ 35 to $70. The time taken to reach is about 17 minutes. The other routes include line 36, Subway, Taxi, a drive on your own, and you can also commute the Airport shuttle in Singapore.

Among these, the Bus route is the cheapest ((50 to 160 INR) and the rest of the routes are almost similarly priced (ranging from 1300 to 1600), except the town car that is more than the others ranging from 1900 to 2400 INR.

Things to do in Gardens by the Bay

An activity galore and things to appreciate, you will be at a loss of time with no dearth of wonderful things to observe and fall in love with. Some of the following things to do in Gardens by the Bay area :

Super Trees and OCBC Skyway: You will be spellbound by the green trees that are as tall as 25 to 50 meters tall transformed into a magnificent light and sound show emanating vivid colors of light, making each day look like a celebration. Amidst the supertrees, you can be at a level of 22 meters by being on the skyway so you can thoroughly comprehend the charming trait of this place.  

Flower Dome: Feel the spring no matter when you visit this place. This iconic place has been registered in the 2015 Guinness Book of Records as the largest greenhouse housing numerous species of variegated flowers from the Mediterranean, South African and South American Garden.

Art Sculptures: Be wonderstruck when you observe the sculpture of a baby floating in the air and Pamela's hat as tall as 16 feet. To see such entrancing art of numerous artists this place will raise many eyebrows when you question how? The sculptures are uniquely designed and appear truly mesmerizing.

Floral Fantasy: It is here that you will begin to appreciate the ideal use of technology. You came face to face with nature where all you see flowers and other artistry that sway you, literally, the 4 D ride takes you to another level of observation that is unmatchable.

Cloud Forest: Enjoy the vegetation just like you would see it naturally. Here you come super close to nature when you see vegetation along with a waterfall; the outset of which is the mountains. This entire scene looks resplendent and very soothing.

Far East Organization Children's Garden:
Get a good relief from the heat, so that you can enjoy many activities in Singapore with children under this water park and enjoy to the fullest. Make this more interactive for the children as they enjoy the water rides in Singapore

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Best Time to Visit Gardens by the Bay

If you wish to enjoy the place, then avoid weekends. Weekdays are better so you can enjoy these conservatories, else, you may opt to visit early in the morning or towards evening when the temperature subsides. If you want to see the light show, then evenings are a good option as the show begins after 7:45 p.m. Gardens by the Bay is open until 9:00 p.m. with another light show at 8: 45 p.m.

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Tips for Visiting Gardens by the Bay

This place is extremely enticing for nature enthusiasts who can enjoy the conservatories with a different perspective. So if you have a lack of time, visiting supertrees and the OCBC Skyway will be enough. Besides, there is an abundance of local eateries inside the place so you may enjoy the local cuisine or even enjoy a picnic with the family. Please be wary that littering in Singapore is penalized, so do not litter. You are advised to buy the tickets online as the long queue may kill your excitement. Along with the weekends, you may also avoid visiting on public holidays to avoid the crowd. Yet another tip, if you are not very happy walking long distances, then you may call for a buggy ride, but be ready to be in the queue for those too. Also, the walk to the dome is not wheelchair or pram friendly, so avoid taking elderly and young kids who can't walk as the walk is rather long.  Other than these, this place is a piece of visual art where you can connect with nature.

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Places to visit near Gardens by the Bay 

Not just Gardens by the Bay, but also places near it are a wonderful attraction for the visitors. Let us know some of the exquisite ones:

- Marina Bay Sands: With tickets, you may enter this place and enjoy the massive architecture that is bound to dazzle you. So now you can click the same pictures that urged you to be here. The pictures at this place come out so beautiful that the visit is absolutely worthwhile. There are a host of activities to do which you may not want to miss the Marina Bay Sands Skypark, the Art Science Museum, Singapore Flyer, Spectra light show, and the Casino if you enjoy the nightlife in Singapore. Amuse yourself to the fullest and go home enthusiastic to be back again.

- Merlion: A classic statue of half lion and half fish is a place where perhaps everyone who has visited Singapore has a picture with. The statue is a fountain too depicting how Singapore rose from being a fishing village to current urban Singapore. The name Singapore is taken from the original name ‘Singapura’, meaning Lion City. Around this place is a Merlion park where you can click some flawless pictures.

- Kent Ridge Park: See the nature in its native form at this amazing place that is nestled between Singapore Science Park and the National University of Singapore. This park is a popular place for bird watchers, ecological tourists and for the ones who seek peace. The ambiance is so quaint that it becomes one the best retreat from urban life.

- Sands Theatre: Nostalgia would set in when you hear a sublime tribute to none other than ABBA. There is much more in store for you than this. You can enjoy music and entertainment extravaganza at this amazing theatre that is about 10 minutes distance from the Gardens by the Bay. Various shows for kids and elders continue taking place one after the other. 

- SpringLeaf Nature Park: If you ever wondered where the place that has road amidst tall trees exist, it is here in Singapore. Begin your walking expedition here as this is a tailor-made path with ideal romantic settings. When with kids, you can freely walk with them and enjoy the trees around. This place was earlier a village which is now nature’s walk amidst various species of plants.

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Q1. What is there to do in Gardens by the Bay?

With numerous structures, all showing nature in some way or the other, a visit to gardens Bay can be differentiated from all the other nature walks by the OCBC Skyline and the light show that is truly breathtaking. Whatever you see here is a masterpiece designed in the form of natural conservatories that reflect how nature is preserved.  Besides, watching the domes and perennial spring, you may also witness the breathtaking light and sound show that takes place towards late evening. While along the day you are getting tired, hearty and soulful food is available at the eateries present on the premises.

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Q2. How do I get to Gardens by the Bay?

With Gardens by the bay being one of the most popular visual sights in Singapore, the connectivity is profound. There are trains and buses that you may take from the Circle Line or Downtown Line and reach this lovely place. All you need to do is to take exit B from the Bayfront MRT Station to follow the underground linkway. As soon as you exit the Dragonfly and the Meadow bridge, you will find yourself facing Gardens by the Bay.  Other than this, you may also walk and drive to this captivating nature's glory.

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Q3. How long is the light show at Gardens by the Bay?

With two light shows taking place at the Gardens by the Bay between 7: 45 to 9:00 p.m., the duration lasts for 15 minutes. 'Garden Rhapsody' and the 'Gardens by the Bay light' show begins at 7:45 p.m. and then another one at 8: 45 p.m. These 15 minutes show the wonders that are only dreamy and of the superlative degree.

Q4. Is there any age criteria to enter?

There are no age criteria to enter this lovely place. In fact, the entry to the gardens is free. The skyline and the two conservatories are chargeable. The fee for children, adults and senior citizens vary. It also varies for locals and visitors.

Q5. What time is light show in Gardens by the Bay?

The light show at the Gardens by the Bay takes place twice in one day. The first show takes place at 7:45 p.m. and the other one at 8:45 p.m. Both the shows last for 15 minutes.  

Q6. Where it is located?

It is located at 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953. This is adjacent to the Marina reservoir with three major parks. The place has wonderful connectivity through private or public means of transport.

Q7. How long does it take to visit the entire Gardens by the Bay?

The entire visit to this enchanting nature's galore takes about 2 to 4 hours. You can cover all the gardens at this time that includes two main grounds and the two big bubbles. Do visit the garden that has a waterfall, simply for its view.

Q8. Is there anything to eat near Gardens by the Bay?

Yes, numerous eateries can be found around the place where you can enjoy the local cuisine and drinks. From the hawkers to the fine dining you are blessed with all in this area in Singapore. You may order fast food or a full meal, you will get lots of variety and absolutely wonderful food all around Gardens by the Bay.

Q9. What is Supertree Grove in Gardens by the Bay?

Supertree Grove is a large vertical garden that has huge trees with a height that of a 16 story building. Imagine, trees of that height would be providing the best shade in the Singapore heat. There is an OCC Skyline around, which is about 22 meters in height and provides an astounding view of Singapore. You will be pleasantly surprised to know that these supertrees also work as environmental engines. Not just that, gladdening light and sound show that takes place is also through these vertical structures that appear to be just large green canopies in the day.  

Q10. What is unique about the Gardens by the Bay?

Every feature at this astounding place has its own unique trait. What is even more mesmerizing than the three parks that this place has. There are three waterfront gardens called, Bay South Garden (In Marina South), Bay East Garden (In Marina East) and Bay Central Garden (In Downtown Core and Kallang). Among these, the Bay South Garden is the largest and the one that has conservatories.

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Q11. What are the main attractions of Gardens by the Bay?

Watching Singapore from the OCBC Skyline and the supertrees are something truly enthrall one's soul. These places offer the most exquisite view which can't be left at just a wow! Everything you see here is overwhelming and requires tons of appreciation. From the Domes to the flower gardens to the supertrees and the OCC skyline, just all of it will leave in awe. The light show is yet another attraction that appears like manifestations of stars from the sky.

Q12. Is food allowed in Gardens by the Bay?

Food and drinks are not allowed when you are at the conservatories; however, you may eat and drink under the shade of supertrees and enjoy the canopy. Numerous eateries are around the place where you get all kinds of food, from local cuisine to your choice of food.  You may also enjoy picnics in the gardens without littering.

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