Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Gardens By the Bay 新加坡滨海湾花园


Despite the grey skies and light drizzle on Monday morning, my overseas guests insisted I accompany them to Gardens by the Bay. They have heard so much about this attraction that they were adamant not to miss it before departing for home the following morning.

We took the MRT to Bayfront station and walked through the underground tunnel to the garden set in the heart of our city.

Gardens by the Bay, with its 1,000,000 plants, is the number one attraction in Singapore reaching more than 20 million visitors in 3 years.

Walking on the 440-metre boardwalk along the Dragonfly Lake, we spotted some dragonflies, huge bees and rare birds. It seemed crazy to see my friends "chasing" them just to get some cool shots. haha....


They were pretty impressed with the heritage gardens that showcase Singapore's diverse history and culture.

They posed for some photos with the beautiful themed gardens as backdrops.

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And they were absolutely awed by the Supertree Grove. There are 18 Supertrees with over 162,900 plants comprising more than 200 species and varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and tropical flowering climbers planted on the vertical structures.

Each tree is about as tall as a 16-storey building. A 22-metres high, 128-metre long walkway called 'The OCBC Skyway' connects the Supertree Grove.

When told there is a light and sound show at night, they decided to catch the amazing performance that night.

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I brought them to see “Planet”, the giant sculpture of a 7-month old sleeping baby by British artist Marc Quinn. It kept my guests wondering how in the world the giant sculpture was able to float in the air. haha....

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We next bought tickets to visit the spectacular Singapore Gardens Festival 2016, which is being held at Gardens By the Bay from 23 to 31 July.

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 - Sun, 31 Jul 2016
10 am - 10 pm (Show Opening Hours)
9 am - 10 pm (Conservatories Opening Hours)

海外朋友到访,他们要求去滨海湾花园参观, 我们可以直接搭地铁到DT16 Bayfront站。

蜻蜓湖 (Dragonfly Lake) 和翠鸟湖 (Kingfisher Lake), 这两个美丽的湖泊孕育着丰富多样的水生生物。

新加坡滨海湾花园“漂浮”在地面的巨型婴儿雕塑“Planet”, 是英国雕塑家马克·奎恩的作品。这是一座高十米、重达七吨,由铜和钢制成的巨型婴儿雕塑,也是奎安首个在亚洲地区的永久性作品。

不要错过滨海湾花园正中央的几棵巨型树形的垂直花园,这些擎天大树园内就共有18棵, 最高达16层楼高。擎天树林 (Supertree Grove) 的空中栈道(OCBC Skyway) 长约128米, 22米高。 漫步于空中走道,可以鸟瞰花园全景。晚上的灯光秀打造出五光十色的奇幻夜空,令人目眩神迷。


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