Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

GARDENS BY THE BAY AND THE SUPERTREE GROVE

I was excited when I saw "Gardens by the Bay" and the "Supertree light show" on our itinerary for the village Singapore trip because it had been on my bucket list. In the afternoon of the first day we found ourselves there. We stayed for dinner and the light show. It was gob smacking beautiful.
The Gardens by the Bay are housed in two huge glass domes surrounded by parkland, which also incorporates the Supertree Grove. Huge steel structures similar to trees are adorned with hanging gardens and millions of lights.
 The villagers (and some family members) were split into two groups. Our leader, Chiou See is front row left. Can you find me and Bill?


 First we walked under the supertrees, they were huge.

At the base of the trees were beautiful gardens which also creep up the tree structures. (at left)

 We went into the 'Flower Dome" first. It is huge inside and is divided into gardens from different countries. This is overlooking the cherry blossoms in the Japanese Garden.




European garden

Desert lands

Then we walked to the "Cloud Forest Dome". The temperature in these domes is quite cool compared to the heat outside. The Cloud Forest Dome houses the tallest man made waterfall in the world.


This was an amazing structure. You go up six floors in a lift and the walk down a spiral walkway which goes inside and outside the structure which is clothed in the most beautiful gardens, and sculptures.

people coming down the walkway.



Inside was made to look like caves.

Then it was dinner in one of the many restaurants. After that we watched a 15 minute light show to music.

You can take a lift up yo a walkway which goes from tree to tree. You can see it in the background above the wheel. here is a short video of part of the show.

15 comments:

  1. What an amazing experience, a fairy-tale surroundings.

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  2. Wow that is amazing. Sadly the gardens were not here when we visited. I just looked up the dates that they were opened. I would love to return to just see this but I think I will have to just enjoy your virtual tour. Thanks for taking us along andsharing. Take care t'other Diane

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  3. All I can say is that I am pleased Qantas has reverted to flying via Asian countries rather that Dubai. While there is no natural beauty in Singapore, the country really does tourism well.

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  4. Hello, the gardens are amazing. Love the group shot! What a great tour and beautiful photos. Enjoy your day!

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  5. out of all the things you have showed us on your trips today is my favorite. I love all of it, inside, outside, light show, those trees are amazing!!!! this is now at the top of my bucket list, if i had one

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  6. Along with the orchid garden (Botanical gardens), these gardens were my favourite places in Singapore.

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  7. Nothing wrong with my eyes - you are unable to escape my eagle eyes!
    Especially you Bill with your "Power to the People Fist" salute!

    The gardens are spectacular as really is all of clean Singapore.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  8. Wow, what an experience! Those trees are really something. It always amazes me what brilliance artists can conceive of in their minds and then bring to fruition for so many to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. WOW, Diane, what an amazing sight. I am not sure if I will personally ever visit the places you have shown in these posts so really appreciate your sharing. Those trees were wonderful and the lights! And, yes I did find you and Bill :-)

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  10. Amazing! I can't travel so I really enjoyed my travel with your photos! That first shot is pretty incredible. All your shots are very creative, you have a brilliant way of looking at things so it looks very artistic.

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  11. Wow ! what amazing pictures ! Must have been a wonderful week !

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  12. How fantastic to come back and find you have been to Singapore. You did a great job documenting your trip. These photos are fabulous! What a stunning place to visit!

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  13. I've never even heard of this amazing place before reading this -- It must have been incredible to see in person -- it's pretty incredible virtually. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. WOW!! What a fantastic botanic garden--both structure and variety of flowers--really Magnificent!

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