Gardens by the Bay is a breathtakingly beautiful, well-planned and excellently designed garden complex full of surprises suitable for the whole family. We only had a few hours to visit this place, so we bought tickets to view the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. The ticket price is S$28 for both attractions combined. To read up more about Gardens by the Bay, visit their official website.
The Cloud Forest is essentially a 35-metre tall man-made mountain covered in lush vegetation. On its face plunges the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
It showcases flora from tropical highlands or montane habitats, up to 2,000-metres above sea level.
Since we were in Singapore, attractions were safe and hygienic. So, we all lined up to take the elevator to the 6th floor, walked up to the 7th floor, which was the mist-shrouded pinnacle of the mountain, and slowly walked down in a spiral.
Two walkways were artfully constructed to provide the best aerial view of the man-made mountain and the mountainside.
The Cloud Forest, also known as the Cool-Moist Conservatory, offers a learning opportunity – visitors can discover the unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests. They are also educated about the environmental threats that plague these habitats.
The landscape on the mountain top was beautiful. As we walked down, we could see a bird’s eye view of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Eye, as well as the surrounding gardens.
There were many beautiful flowers, and pitcher plants, ferns and orchids figured very prominently on the mountain top and mountainside.