Gardens by the Bay: Cloud Forest

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.

After exploring the Flower Dome and its Tulipmania display, we went over to the Cloud Forest, which encompasses 0.8 hectares (approx. 1.5 football fields).

Cloud Forest @ Cool-Moist Conservatory

Cloud Forest @ Cool-Moist Conservatory

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.

Cloud Forest @ Cool-Moist Conservatory

Cloud Forest @ Cool-Moist Conservatory

It showcases flora from tropical highlands or montane habitats, up to 2,000-metres above sea level.

At the top of the mountain

At the top of the mountain

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.

Take the lift up to the 6th floor and walk down slowly

Take the lift up to the 6th floor and walk down slowly

Two walkways were artfully constructed to provide the best aerial view of the man-made mountain and the mountainside.

This was my favourite plant in the whole Cloud Forest! The tiny orchid is so cute.

This was my favourite plant in the whole Cloud Forest! The tiny orchid is so cute.

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.

Attractive montane flowers

Attractive montane flowers

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.

Red-topped pitcher plants

Red-topped pitcher plants

There were many beautiful flowers, and pitcher plants, ferns and orchids figured very prominently on the mountain top and mountainside.

White-topped pitcher plants

White-topped pitcher plants

Beautiful orchids

Beautiful orchids

Pink and red highland orchids

Pink and red highland orchids

Stalactites and stalagmites

Stalactite and stalagmite display inside the man-made mountain

Related articles:
Gardens by the Bay: Flower Dome
– Gardens by the Bay: Tulipmania

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