Gardens by the bay Cloud Forest Overview

Situated amidst the South bay Garden, this splendid greenhouse conservatory, Cloud forest, houses more than thousands of plants of 135 different species from all around the world. Cloud forest is the home to the World's second-largest indoor waterfall and a 138ft Cloud mountain surrounded by lush green plants of unique species. The whole conservatory significantly replicates the cool and moist climate conditions of mountain regions in SouthEast Asia, Central, and South America.

Cloud Forest of Gardens by the bay is considered to be one of the most famous attractions in Singapore. Residing beside the Flower Dome, this greenhouse-like conservatory features spiraling walkways and one of the tallest indoor waterfalls in the world that rains down water from over 35 meters.  For those planning a trip to Singapore, exploring the Cloud Forest should definitely be on your list, and you might even find Singapore travel packages that include visits to this breathtaking site.

Residing with 2 acres of land, this greenhouse structure recreates the cool and moist atmosphere for the nourishment of the plants exhibited here, found between 1000 m to 3000m in the tropical mountain areas of different regions in the world.

Besides, the cloud Forest is widely known for another beautiful attraction, a 35m high cloud mountain which is enveloped with various species of flowers and plants from all over the world. From Orchids to Ferns, the whole area shelters a wide array of unique plants.This beautiful conservatory also welcomes nature lovers to take an adventurous expedition through the lush green aerial walkways of the rainforest. On their way of discovery, one can witness the 9 different cloud-filled levels and wonders of Cloud Forest: Cloud walk, Lost World, Crystal mountain, Tree top walk, Secret Garden, Cloud Forest Theatre, Waterfall view, The Cavern, and Cloud Forest gallery. Hence, taking a discovery tour amidst the lush green conservatory will be worth your journey. And for those seeking memorable experiences, Singapore travel packages often include visits to this enchanting botanical wonderland.

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• The density of plants inside the Cloud Forest allows you to learn about the unusual vegetation native and habitats of the cloud forest from the closest.
• Being situated in the southern part of the Gardens by the bay, one can enjoy a magnificent view of Marina Bay.
• Spreading over 2 acres of land, the area is said to be equivalent to 1.5 regular football fields.
• The temperature of this area significantly remains around 23°C - 25°C with a humidity percentage of 80% to 90%.
• The whole area of Cloud forest features 9 levels to display the wonders stored here.
• Inside the Cloud Forest, a special display named 'Flight of The Moth Orchid' is shown to the visitors dedicated to 800 orchids existing in the whole Cloud Forest.
• The featured tallest indoor waterfall here pours down rain from over at least 35 meters.

How To Reach

By Bus/Train: If you take a bus or train, the nearest station is the MRT station. From there you can take the route of Exit B and follow the underground linkway. Then cross the meadow bridge or Dragonfly bridge to get into the Gardens by the bay. 

By Cab/Taxi: If you are taking a cab, alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station and get a cab booked to reach the Gardens by the bay directly.

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Best Time To Visit

The Cloud Forest is an anytime visiting place. However, if you want to witness the scenario of majestic lighting decoration enveloping the branches of the plants, you should visit during the late afternoon or evening time of 4 pm - 7 pm.

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Other Essential Information

Tips to visit Gardens by the bay Cloud Forest

  • A free 'Ask me' guided tour is provided at some selected points in Cloud Forest. The service is conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and lasts only for 15 minutes. 
  • It takes at least one to two hours to explore the whole Cloud Forest. Hence, make sure you have prepared to stay here for that long.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are accessible inside te Cloud Forest.
  • Vaccination proofs are required to enter the Cloud Forest. Make sure you are carrying all the necessary documents.
  • No outside foods are allowed in the Cloud Forest. 
  • Book the tickets online via their official website to avoid getting stuck in a long queue.

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Point of Interest for Gardens by the bay Cloud Forest
Take a stroll through Cloud Walk

Take a stroll through Cloud Walk

Located amidst the splendid conservatory of Cloud Forest, you can take a stroll through Cloud walk and feel like you are watching a lush green scenery from the mountain. Surrounded by vibrant epiphytes, you can enjoy a scenic view of the whole Garden and Marina Bay from here. 

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Get to witness unique species of plants at The Cavern

Get to witness unique species of plants at The Cavern

As you get into this part of Cloud Forest, you will get to learn about the characteristics of unique species of plants that exist in Cloud Forest. Get ready to be amazed to know the fact about how these plants grow without soil depending on the support of each other.

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Enjoy the splendid view of majestic waterfall

Enjoy the splendid view of majestic waterfall

The most beautiful attraction of this place is the giant waterfall which spills rain from over 35 meters offering a breathtaking view of the whole scenario. Besides you can learn about how epiphyte plants utilize branches to help cloud forests capture water droplets from the mist. 

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Find yourself mesmerized at the Lost World

Find yourself mesmerized at the Lost World

Take yourself to the mountain's peak and have a closer look at the habitats of Cloud Forest. The place allows you to discover some unique species of Pitcher plants and Venus Flytraps while enjoying the mesmerizing view of the Marina Bay waterfront. Hence, visiting this place during the Cloud Forest tour will be worth your time.

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Enjoy a 5 minute film at Cloud Forest theater

Enjoy a 5 minute film at Cloud Forest theater

The cloud forest doesn't let you leave empty-handed. Hence, to enrich your knowledge about how you can contribute to nature conservation for a better future, they conduct a few short films and interactive sessions. These initiatives received massive popularity among nature lovers visiting here. 

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Explore the heaven of Orchid

Explore the heaven of Orchid

If you are an orchid enthusiast, you will be wowed by visiting this level of Cloud Forest. Recently constructed, this 280 sqm wide area hosts a permanent Orchid exhibition and changing orchid displays. With the emerging popularity of the orchid displays, this place is now one of the most beautiful attractions in Cloud Forest. 

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Learn from the Crystal mountains

Learn from the Crystal mountains

Get a chance to discover real stalactites and stalagmites at the 'Crystal Mountain' of Cloud Forest. Here, you can dive into the world of geology to learn more about many important factors such as the formation of continents, the age of the earth, importance of the fossils, and the detailed history about our planet's past.

Therefore, visiting this place will flourish your knowledge and help you to contribute for the betterment of the future world.

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What are the nearby attractions of Cloud Forest?

  • Flower Dome: Situated at the southern part of the Gardens by the bay, this beautiful conservatory is considered to be the largest glass greenhouse in the world. Housing unique species of plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions, the Dome has succeeded to become a prominent tourist attraction in Singapore.
  • Supertree Grove: Featuring 18 tall supertrees of 50 meters, the place is a unique attraction to visit in Garden by the bay. At night the light and music show organized inside the grove drives thousands of people to witness the amazing art of music and lights playing together.
  • Floral Clock: located just in the middle of Supertree Grove and Cloud Forest, this beautiful seven meters wide clock is decorated with unique flowers and plants. In 2015 the clock was gifted to Garden by the bay on the occasion of Singapore's 50th anniversary. |

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What is so special about Cloud Forest?

Surrounded by lush green plants of unique species from all over the world, the Cloud Forest offers an adventurous expedition to people who love to spend time in the natural atmosphere. However, what makes it more special is the 2nd tallest indoor waterfall featured here. 

Which is better, Cloud Forest or Flower Dome?

Both of these places hold special significance among tourists visiting here. However, if you love to spend time amidst natural landscapes, Cloud forest might be the first choice for you. Although it doesn't mean you should miss the beauty of Flower Dome. Hence, buying a ticket for Flower Dome and exploring both of these places will be a good idea to decide this answer.

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What are some best restaurants near Cloud Forest?

  • Majestic Bay: located inside the Garden by the bay, Majestic Bay is a perfect spot to enjoy a lip-smacking meal. Established by award-winning chef Yong Bing Ngen, the restaurant offers a wide array of mouth-melting Singaporean dishes. 
  • Marguerite restaurant: located amidst the lush green garden in the Garden by the bay, Marguerite restaurant offers a fine dining experience with contemporary cuisine to its visitors.

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