How to Go to Gardens by the Bay by MRT: Step-by-Step Guide

Gardens by the Bay Attractions and Guide

This is the most complete guide to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

In this blog, you’ll know:

  • How to get to Gardens by the Bay by MRT
  • 11 best attractions and things to see at Gardens by the Bay
  • How to buy your entrance tickets with cheaper price
  • Don’t miss out to watch Gardens by the Bay Fantastic Light Show – It’s Free!
  • How long you need to spend at there

Gardens by the Bay Night Scene

Covering 101 hectares, Singapore’s nature park shouldn’t be missed.

Developed by a reclaimed land in the center of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay first opened in 2012 and now has become Singapore’s main attractions.

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

In fact, as of October 2018, 50 million people have visited this nature park encapsulated in modern and striking architecture.

Directions going to Gardens by the Bay is quite easy and you will soon arrive at this national icon in no time.

Before start touring around Gardens by the Bay, here are some tips for you.

If you plan to visit:

  1. Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
  2. Supertree Grove and OCBC Skyway
  3. Catch the Light Show

You should spare at least 6 hours for Gardens by the Bay trip.

Conversely, if you plan to visit all the 11 attractions then you need to have a full day at Gardens by the Bay.

If you unable to allocate a full day at Gardens by the Bay, I would suggest you to visit the popular ones.

Don’t worry, I’ll show you the popular attractions in Gardens by the Bay through the below guide.

How to go to Gardens by the Bay by MRT Train?


Bayfront MRT Station

The cheapest and convenient ways to go to Gardens by the Bay is via MRT train.

Bayfront Station is the nearest MRT Station to Gardens by the Bay.

You can take the Circle Line or Downtown Line to Bayfront MRT Station.

Once you arrived at Bayfront MRT Station and walk out the Exit B.

Then, take a short walk to Gardens by the Bay in 3 to 5 minutes.

Don’t worry, I’ll show you in pictures how to walk to Gardens by the Bay from the Exit B of Bayfront MRT Station later. 🙂

Orchard to Gardens by the Bay:

Orchard to Gardens by the Bay MRT Guide

  1. Take the North South Line from Somerset/ Orchard MRT Station to Marina Bay MRT Station
  2. Alight at Marina Bay MRT Station and walk to the Circle Line
  3. Catch the Circle Line from Marina Bay MRT Station to Bayfront MRT Station
  4. Get off at Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit B

Bugis to Gardens by the Bay:

Bugis to Gardens by the Bay MRT Guide

  1. Take the Downtown Line from Bugis MRT Station to Bayfront MRT Station
  2. Get off at Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit B

Chinatown to Gardens by the Bay:

Chinatown to Gardens by the Bay MRT Guide

  1. Take the Downtown Line from Chinatown MRT Station to Bayfront MRT Station
  2. Get off at Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit B

Little India to Gardens by the Bay:

Little India to Gardens by the Bay MRT Guide

  1. Take the Downtown Line from Little India MRT Station to Bayfront MRT Station
  2. Get off at Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit B

VivoCity (HarbourFront) to Gardens by the Bay:

VivoCity at HarbourFront to Gardens by the Bay MRT Guide

  1. Take the North East Line from HarbourFront MRT Station to Chinatown MRT Station
  2. Alight at Chinatown MRT Station and walk to the Downtown Line
  3. Catch the Downtown Line from Chinatown MRT Station to Bayfront MRT Station
  4. Get off at Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit B

Changi Airport to Gardens by the Bay:

Changi Airport to Gardens by the Bay MRT Guide

  1. Take the East West Line from Changi Airport MRT Station to Tanah Merah MRT Station
  2. Alight at Tanah Merah MRT Station and walk to the East West Line that is towards Joo Koon direction
  3. Catch the East West Line from Tanah Merah MRT Station to Bugis MRT Station
  4. Alight at Bugis MRT Station MRT station and walk to the Downtown Line
  5. Take the Downtown Line from Bugis MRT Station to Bayfront MRT Station
  6. Get off at Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit B

Clarke Quay to Gardens by the Bay:
Option 1:

Clarke Quay to Gardens by the Bay MRT Guide

  1. Take the North East Line from Clarke Quay MRT Station to Chinatown MRT Station
  2. Alight at Chinatown MRT Station and walk to the Downtown Line
  3. Catch the Downtown Line from Chinatown MRT Station to Bayfront MRT Station
  4. Get off at Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit B

Option 2:

Fort Canning to Gardens by the Bay MRT Guide

  1. Take the Downtown Line from Fort Canning MRT Station to Bayfront MRT Station
  2. Get off at Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit B

Step-by-step guide to fabulous attractions at Gardens by the Bay – Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

Bayfront MRT Station Exit B

1. Take the Circle Line/ Downtown Line to Bayfront MRT Station and then walk out the Exit B.

Follow the signpost for Gardens by the Bay.

You should go straight on until you see the lift and stairs on your left.

Stairs and Lift at Bayfront MRT Station

2. Take the stairs or lift up.

Walkway to Gardens by the Bay

3. After went up the stairs or lift, you’ll spot the Gardens by the Bay Map just on ahead.

Take a photo on the Gardens by the Bay Map to assist you navigate around the garden later.

After done taking the photo on the map, go along the walking trail.

Walkway to Gardens by the Bay

4. Walk until the end and then turn left.

Walkway to Gardens by the Bay

5. Follow the walkway, you’ll see a Dragonfly Bridge on your right-hand side soon.

Dragonfly Bridge

6. Walk through the Dragonfly Bridge. After crossed the Dragonfly Bridge, you’ll reach Gardens by the Bay.

The End of Dragonfly Bridge

7. At the end of the Dragonfly Bridge, you should turn left.

Malay Garden

8. Now, you already at Malay Garden, one of the tourist spot at Gardens by the Bay. Continue straight.

Walkway to Chinese Garden

9. Follow the walkway and go straight ahead. Next, you’ll arrive Chinese Garden soon.

Entrance of Chinese Garden

10. Go straight and the Chinese Garden just on ahead of you.

Chinese Garden

11. Go along the road to pass through the Chinese Garden.

Soon, you’ll spot the Indian Garden on ahead.

Indian Garden

12. Enter the Indian Garden and you should go straight at the roundabout.

Walkway to Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

13. After passed the Indian Garden, you’ll reach Flower Dome and Cloud Forest soon.

Entrance of Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

14. Wow! You already reached the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest! It’s just located ahead of you.

Flower Dome and Cloud Forest Ticketing Counter

15. Flower Dome and Cloud Forest tickets can be purchased from ticketing counter but expect long waiting lines.

Thus, the smart way is buying your Flower Dome and Cloud Forest tickets ahead through Klook.

So, you can skip the long waiting line at ticketing counter.

Plus, the tickets you bought from Klook is actually 17% cheaper than buying over the counter.

Klook is a trusted authorized online seller of Gardens by the Bay.

After booked your entrance tickets from Klook, it’ll issue you soft copy of Flower Dome and Cloud Forest tickets.

Pretty easy, you only need to present your soft copy of entrance tickets from your smartphone upon entry.

Alternatively, you can print out the soft copy tickets for you to access the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest directly.

Just like that, you don’t need to queue up at ticketing counter and able to explore more time at Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.

In short, this can help you to save more money and valuable time! 🙂

Click the link below to see discounted ticket prices for online booking:

1. Flower Dome and Cloud Forest (Top-rated Attractions)


 

Flower Dome and Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay

Two of the highlights of Gardens by the Bay are its two cold conservatories – the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest.

With the main mission of creating Singapore as a “City in a Garden”, these modern and outstanding structures paved the way to urban horticulture.

A feast for the eyes, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest looks like a shell along the edge of the Marina Reservoir.

Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, these biomes are famous as the biggest columnless greenhouses with glass seems to sit on each steel grid.

Impressive from the outside, impeccable from the inside.

There is no question why these two has become one of the top Gardens by the Bay must-visit place.

More than just the wow factor, these are conservatories of plants from different regions across the globe.

If you want something educational and entertaining at the same time while being close to nature – visit the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest.

In addition, these famous spots in Singapore are unique, thus, one of the must-not-skip activities when visiting the Lion City.

Without further delay, let’s start to explore what you can see inside these 2 two cold conservatories. 🙂

Flower Dome – The World’s Largest Glass Greenhouse

Flower Dome Gardens by the Bay

The Flower Dome occupies 1.2 hectares equivalent to 2.2 football fields or 75 Olympic-sized pools.

With its open layout that can house up to 1,000 people.

Thanks to world-class landscape architects let each visitor feel walking into different gardens.

Flower Dome Map
Photo Credit: Gardens by the Bay

Currently, Flower Dome is holding the title as the world’s largest greenhouse.

Here are the different gardens and the plants you can see at the Flower Dome recreating a scene of eternal spring.

Australian Garden

Australian Garden at Flower Dome

The Australian Garden features flora species that can be found in Australia’s dry-desert areas.

Among the flowers, check out Grass Tree, which is said to live to up to 600 years.

While at the garden, you may notice a flower that resembles a paw – you may be looking at Mangles Kangaroo Paw Plant.

Other plants at the Australian Garden are Manuka Myrtle Plant and Queensland Bottle Tree.

Baobabs and Bottle Trees

Baobabs and Bottle Trees at Flower Dome

If you turn right from the entrance passing the Succulent Garden, you will arrive at the Baobabs and Bottle Trees.

Baobabs and Bottle Trees at Flower Dome

These are the biggest and tallest plants housed at the flower garden.

Wherever you are within the Flower Dome, you will see and notice these trees especially with their distinct trunk shape (used to store water).

African Baobab, the “Drunken Tree” and Ghost are found in this place.

Treasure this experience since baobabs are rapidly dying off in recent years.

Californian Garden

Californian Garden at Flower Dome 1

Showcasing a colorful Californian garden, this garden is filled with shrubs and vines.

Do not be surprised if you find them aromatic.

Watch out for the dainty California lilac and the shrubby blackberry plant.

Californian Garden Flower Dome 2

Don’t forget to take a photo of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

Flower Field

Flower Field Flower Dome 1

From its name itself, the Flower Field lies in the center of the Flower Dome and the epicenter of Flower Dome’s floral extravaganza.

Flower Field at Flower Dome

Flower Field at Flower Dome

Some flowers changes for seasonal themes like Tulip mania but watch out for Flower Field’s eternal spring with blooms like orchids, hydrangeas, and dahlias.

Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean Garden at Flower Dome

If you need a little break from checking out one garden from another garden, head to the Mediterranean Garden where you can sit down and feel a little bit a shade.

Mediterranean Garden at Flower Dome

After all, this garden has palms namely, the Canary Island Date Palm.

Mediterranean Garden Flower Dome 2

Mediterranean Garden showcase native plants found in the Mediterranean Basin, believed to be the first in the world to cultivate agriculture.

South African Garden

South African Garden at Flower Dome

Another colorful garden within the Flower Dome is the South African Garden with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange with a gazelle sculptures leaping.

South African Garden at Flower Dome

Beautiful blooms of pink and purple as well as verdant greens can be found here especially the fire-prone shrubs with needle-like leaves called Fynbos plants.

Other plants found in the South African Garden are Coffee Bush plant, Pincushions plant, Heath plant and Sugarbushes plant.

South American Garden

South American Garden Flower Dome

If you spot an area with a covered archway, you have entered the South American Garden of the Flower Dome.

Focusing on Chilean garden, it is mix of arid palms and colorful flowers like the large Chilean Wine Palm standing along the garden terrace.

Meanwhile, admire flowers in yellows and purple. Spot the Monkey Puzzle Tree or take a closer look at the enigmatic anthurium flowers.

Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden Flower Dome 1

A lot of people are not into collecting and taking care of succulents at home but bring to another level as you visit this key attraction inside the Flower Dome.

Succulent Garden Flower Dome 2

Just adjacent to the Baobab Trees close to the entrance is the succulent garden.

While you are used to small succulents, here you will find big and rare ones like the Wooly Cactus and the so-called “Old Man of the Andes”.

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome also features seasonal and changing display, something locals and frequent visitors of Singapore all look forward too.

From Chinese New Year to Christmas, watch out for ensembles within the conservatory.

How long you need to spend in Flower Dome?
Around 2 to 3 Hours

Cloud Forest – Unveil a Mysterious Misty World of Flora

Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

The taller structure is the Cloud Forest and as opposed to the cool-dry environment of the Flower Dome, the Cloud Forest is cool and wet.

From its name itself, this conservatory mimics a cloud forest, a moist tropical forest hovered with a low-level cloud.

Cloud Forest Map
Photo Credit: Gardens by the Bay

*Escalators and Lift are installed in Cloud Forest to make you convenient to visit each level of attractions.

With the cold environment, misty and some little splashes from the waterfall, the Cloud Forest is truly mystical that it seems you are transported to a different place.

Cloud Forest Flowers

Here are some of the activities inside the Cloud Forest.

Cloud Walk

Cloud Walk

Cloud Walking Trail

Go up to the highest section of the Cloud Forest and take a one-of-a-kind walk.

This is the place where you can view the “plateau” below, feel the clouds in between your legs.

Cloud Walk Side Mountain

In addition, you can get a closer look at the Epiphyte plants on the side of the mountain.

Thrilling and magical at the same time, Cloud Walk is definitely one of the top attractive spots in Gardens by the Bay.

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain at Cloud Forest

You don’t have to trek to the jungle and off-the-beaten-path caves to see the world’s natural gems and crystals.

In one of the floors of the Cloud Forest is a dedicated exhibition for natural beauties found in our caves – stalagmites and stalactites.

From the outstanding display, learn about these formations as you admire their beautiful shapes and forms.

Furthermore, the Crystal Mountain also let visitors learn about geology and our Earth’s past from other displays like fossils.

Lost World

Lost World at Cloud Forest

Lost World at Cloud Forest

Lost World at Cloud Forest

See the amazing flora at the highest point of the Cloud Forest without walking along the Cloud Walk at the Lost World.

Here is a garden where you can see vegetation that can only be found 2,000 meters above sea level.

A relaxing place, spot some ferns and the famous Venus fly-catcher plant.

Secret Garden

Secret Garden at Cloud Forest

A new attraction in Cloud Forest is Secret Garden, a place to appreciate the vegetation and flora found in a limestone and cave forest.

Secret Garden at Cloud Forest

Relax in the Secret Garden of 7,000 plants from 135 species.

Don’t miss the miniature orchid installation where you need a magnifying glass to see the orchids.

Tree Top Walk

Tree Top Walk at Cloud Forest

If you find the Cloud Walk too much for you (those with fear of heights and heart issues), you can still enjoy a canopy walk along the Crystal Mountain with the Tree Top Walk.

Tree Top Walking Trail

Tree Top View

Great for all ages, take a walk at the forest canopy right in the bottom of the mountain while you enjoy bird’s eye view of the tree tops and misty clouds.

Waterfall View

Waterfall View at Cloud Forest

Waterfall View at Cloud Forest

As soon as you enter this must-visit spot at the Gardens by the Bay, you will instantly feel refreshed from one of the main highlights of Gardens by the Bay – its 35-meter waterfall.

How long you need to spend in Cloud Forest?
Around 1 to 2 Hours

Opening Hours

09:00 – 21:00

Ticket Prices of Flower Dome and Cloud Forest

Buy at Ticketing Counter
Adult (13+): SGD $28
Child (3 – 12): SGD $15
Child (Under 2): Free

Guide to Gardens by the Bay via MRT Train Step 15

Highly suggested to buy your Flower Dome and Cloud Forest tickets online. Here’s why:

1. Skip the long queue for buying your tickets at ticketing counter

As the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest are two of the most popular visit places in Gardens by the Bay.

Hence, expect crowd or long queue if you are visiting during holidays or weekends.

Skip the line by purchasing your ticket online.

2. Able to enter Flower Dome and Cloud Forest directly

Just show your printed tickets or soft-copy tickets via your mobile phone at the gate and you are ready to go!

3. Enjoy 17% Discount

When you buy online, you get to enjoy discounted rates in your admission fees to the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest.

This is great if you are trying to stretch your travel budget when in Singapore or traveling with your whole family.

4. Enjoy open date tickets

When you book online for the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, each ticket is valid for a few months.

Therefore, you can visit the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest at anytime.

Skip the line while you enjoy discounted rates, book your tickets online!

2. Supertree Grove & OCBC Skyway (Popular)


 

Gardens by the Bay Supertrees

Another top tourist spot at Gardens by the Bay are the Supertrees – a tree-like gigantic structure.

This gigantic structure is designed not just to look like trees, but functions like one.

Measuring between 25 to 50 meters high, there are 18 Supertrees in the Garden.

But, there are 12 of them standing in what is known as the Supertree Grove.

The tallest Supertree stands 16 storeys high uniquely found in Singapore.

Hence, it’s quite expected that the Supertree Grove has been named as one of Singapore’s top landmarks.

Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay

The Supertree Grove is home to multi-facet structures.

Each Supertree is a vertical garden itself with its “trunk” planted with various plants.

It is said that a total of 200 species and 162,900 plants are present at the Supertree Grove.

Tropical vines, ferns, and epiphytes call the Supertree home.

Just like a real tree, their wide canopy-like design provide shade during daytime.

The brilliance of the Supertress lie on their functions like harvesting solar power from its photovoltaic cells.

These mimicking how plants use sunlight for photosynthesis.

Supertree Grove Light Up Gardens by the Bay

These top tourist spots within the Gardens by the Bay can also collect rainwater, just like how plants absorb water and nutrients.

While many admire the Supertree for their beauty and design, learning about their functions makes you more impressed not just to the Supertree Grove but to the whole Gardens by the Bay.

OCBC Skyway at Gardens by the Bay

Something you shouldn’t miss among the many must-visit places within Gardens by the Bay is the OCBC Skyway.

It’s an aerial walkway measuring 128 meters connecting two of the tallest Supertrees.

You take an elevator to reach the platform and start walking along the OCBC Skyway.

OCBC Skyway Walking Trail Gardens by the BayOCBC Skyway

OCBC Skyway with its height gives you that experience like floating above the grounds, with the gardens below you.

Marina Bay Sands from OCBC SkywayOCBC Skyway

Views of the Marina Bay Sands and its neighboring areas, as well as the rest of the Gardens, are best seen from OCBC Skyway.

However, those with fear of heights might find crossing one end to another too much.

Don’t worry, the platform close to the Supertree “trunk” has a large space for visitors to stay.

Plus, you can enjoy the views and take panoramic photos without strolling along the Skyway.

With this, you don’t have to worry if you have fear of heights, the OCBC Skyway is still worth the price.

How much time you need to spend at OCBC Skyway and Supertree Grove?
Around 2 Hour

Opening Hours

09:00 – 21:00

Ticket Prices for OCBC Skyway

OCBC Skyway Ticketing Booth

Buy at Ticketing Booth (OCBC Skyway)
Adult (13+): SGD $8
Child (3 – 12): SGD $5
Child (Under 2): Free

Combo Package: Flower Dome + Cloud Forest + OCBC Skyway Tickets

*You can save SGD $6 per person if book the Combo Package online.

3. Gardens by the Bay Supertree Light Dancing Show (Popular)


 

Gardens by the Bay Supertree Light Show

Gardens by the Bay Supertree Light Show

Gardens by the Bay Supertree Light Show

See the magical beauty of the Supertrees with its daily lights and music show.

Every 19:45 and 20:45, the Supertree Groves comes more alive in a dazzling musical light show.

Dancing lights that are both colorful and dazzling makes this one of the not-to-be-missed things to do in Singapore.

What’s more, the Gardens by the Bay Supertree Lights Show is free!

For 12 minutes, lay on the grass or relax by any open space by the Supertree Grove.

This has become a highlight and the best way to end your visit to the Gardens by the Bay.

Show Times

19:45 and 20:45

Where to see the Light Dancing and Music Shows:
Location: Supertree Grove

Supertree Grove Location on Google Maps

4. Dragonfly Lake and Dragonfly Bridge


 

Dragonfly Lake and Dragonfly Bridge

Just a few meters from the Supertree Grove Tree is the Dragonfly Lake and the Dragonfly Bridge.

Locals come here for a morning walk, bike, or for an afternoon stroll.

Dragonfly Bridge

If you are visiting Gardens by the bay for the first time, the Dragonfly Bridge is a good vintage point to get a good angle of the Marina Bay Sands.

Dragonfly Lake

The Dragonfly Lake features a rich aquatic ecosystem with plants and animals not just dragonflies but frogs, bugs, and butterflies as well.

Explore the lake on its 440-meter boardwalk until you reach the Dragonfly Bridge.

Along the way, you not only spot plants and creatures but planted islands and sculptural structures.

Most of all, look for the iconic two steel dragonfly sculpture at the lake!

Opening Hours

05:00 – 02:00 (Next Day)

Ticket Price

Free

5. The Canyon


 

The Canyon 1

Backdropped by the two Cold Conservatories is the newest tourist spot at Gardens by the Bay – The Canyon.

Set in a dragon-shaped 400-meter trail is a collection of 60 sculptured rocks.

These are not just any rock creations but one-of-a-kind ancient rock formations, collected and brought all the way from Shandong, China.

The Canyon 2

Walking along the trail as you spot and check out one rock formation from another, you can immediately realize how intriguing and at the same imposing they are.

Completing The Canyon are plants from arid climates like wax palm and coral trees.

Opening Hours

05:00 – 02:00 (Next Day)

Ticket Price

Free

6. Golden Garden


 

Golden Garden

Often overlooked as one of the tourist spot of Gardens by the Bay, the Golden Gate is hard to miss especially when you follow the directions on how to get to the Gardens by the Bay.

This garden is located at the Arrival Square where there are three Supertree stands.

Its main attractions are bull bronze sculptures namely the Magnificent Bull, Red Charging Bull, and the Charging Bull by American artist, Walter Matia.

These bull sculptures symbolize Singapore’s bullish economy.

Opening Hours

05:00 – 02:00 (Next Day)

Ticket Price

Free

7. Sun Pavilion


 

Sun Pavilion

One of the new additions to the list of tourist spots in Gardens by the Bay is the Sun Pavilion.

As a themed garden nature park in Singapore, the Sun Pavilion focuses on plants that thrive in desert areas from America to Africa.

This garden may look like a much smaller version of the Flower Dome.

But, this is a great location for those looking for free things to do at Gardens by the Bay.

In a relaxed setting that resembles dry desert, walk along the small trail as you check out almost 1,000 plants representing 200 species of cactus and succulents.

Watch out for popular species like the Brain Cactus, and Turk’s Cap.

Opening Hours

09:00 – 21:00

Ticket Price

Free

8. Web of Life


 

Web of Life Orangutan

What’s impressive about Gardens by the Bay is how different and interesting each themed garden is.

One of these is the Web of Life that will awe both kids and adults alike.

Set in a spacious, more open-air area this is a curated landscape showcasing 8 amazing animals that can be found in Southeast Asia using Topiary plants.

Web of Life at Gardens by the Bay

Topiaries of the Indian Laurel plant are brilliantly trimmed, shaped, and groomed to create life-size structures of animals like hornbill, pangolin, and the famous orangutan.

Without any doubt, this is another Instagrammable spot within Gardens by the bay.

Web of Life also has a nice view of Marina Bay Sands.

One of the many lush green areas of the nature park, other plants found at Web of Life are figs and Banyan trees.

Opening Hours

05:00 – 02:00 (Next Day)

Ticket Price

Free

9. Heritage Garden


 

Heritage Garden at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay also pays homage to the unique tapestry of different cultures that compose modern-day Singapore.

Welcome to Heritage Garden, home to 4 themed gardens representing Singapore’s three ethnic groups and its colonial past.

Therefore, the Heritage Garden has

  1. Chinese Garden
  2. Malay Garden
  3. Indian Garden
  4. Colonial Garden

Each ethnic group and history is represented through certain plants as well as key structures.

Chinese Garden at Gardens by the Bay

A must-do in Gardens by the Bay, the Chinese Garden make use of nature and art to illustrate Chinese culture of antiquity and rich culture.

Rocks and water are used to resemble mountains, rivers, and waterfalls.

Indian Garden at Gardens by the Bay

The Indian Garden on the other hand provides a glimpse of the devotions and religious practices of Hinduism and Indian culture.

Elephants and plants used as offering are found in this garden.

Malay Garden at Gardens by the Bay

Malay House at Gardens by the Bay

The Malay Garden is home to tropical fruits like durian and rambutan.

A traditional Malay house can be found, reminding visitors on how the structure is made from materials found in the jungle.

Colonial Garden at Gardens by the Bay

The Colonial Garden reminds you on the role of Singapore during the Spice trade.

Hence, key spices like nutmeg as well as plants like rubber and cacao are planted here.

Colonial Garden at Gardens by the Bay

The Heritage Garden not only tells the history and heritage of Singapore via plants.

But, it’s a great venue to relax and stretch your legs after hours of exploring Gardens by the Bay.

You’ll discover different shaded areas, shades seats and benches scattered in each themed garden.

Opening Hours

05:00 – 02:00 (Next Day)

Ticket Price

Free

10. Floating Baby


 

Gardens by the Bay Floating Baby

Gardens by the Bay is accentuated by 40 sculptures and art installations with different materials from stainless steel to stained polished Lychee wood.

These artworks are from international artists, many of them donated by private individuals.

One of these is the “Floating Baby” by British artist, Marc Quinn.

Made from white painted bronze and stainless steel, it “floats” right in front of The Meadows.

It’s real name is “Planet”, a colossal sculpture of the artist own infant son, Lucas.

Weighing 7 tons, the sculpture’s weight is impeccably supported by its right arm creating the illusion of a floating baby.

The Floating Baby will always catch everyone’s attention especially on the kind of paradox is plays – it is quite heavy at seven tons yet appears totally weightless.

Opening Hours

05:00 – 02:00 (Next Day)

Ticket Price

Free

11. Serene Garden


 

Serene Garden 2

If you felt too stimulated after a long day enjoying the different famous spots in Gardens by the Bay, the Serene Garden is the perfect place to find some tranquility.

Designed as a Japanese Zen Garden, the Serene Garden brings forth some relaxation amidst the hustle and bustle of city life in Singapore.

Minimalist in design, the Serene Garden covers a total of 2 hectares complete with all the features of a Japanese garden.

Serene Garden 3

The center is the unique water feature framed by Bismarckia trees that are endemic to Madagascar.

Pruned and bonsai Juniper trees fill the space along with Japanese bamboo.

Serene Garden 1

The garden also has a mini waterfall complete with blue Niyodo Rock.

For the Zen design, rocks of red and blue were collected from Japan.

Like other attractive places within Gardens by the Bay, visitors can enjoy the skyline from Serene Garden.

Opening Hours

05:00 – 02:00 (Next Day)

Ticket Price

Free

Gardens by the Bay Guide Map


 

Gardens by the Bay Guide MapClick here to see an interactive map

Conclusion

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

With all these attractive tourist spots in Gardens by the Bay, you know the list of things to do and see is quite long.

Expect to spend at least half of your day exploring especially for first-time visitors.

For those who have visited before, check out new attractions like the Serene Garden.

Gardens by the Bay is truly unique with the right blend of technology and nature.

Other than this, getting to Gardens by the Bay is also easy with direct MRT access.

Here are the reasons why you should never miss Gardens by the Bay when in Singapore:

  • It is a unique urban outdoor recreation in the world
  • It is the first of its kind in the world – the largest urban garden
  • An educational destination for today’s modern generation
  • High tech features in their exhibits and attractions
  • You can visit many attractions in one destination
  • Includes some free attractions for budget travelers

Ready to visit Gardens by the Bay?

Don’t forget to book your tickets online to enjoy discount rate!

Flower Dome and Cloud Forest Attractions:

*You can save SGD $5 per person if book this two attractions ticket online.

Combo Package (Flower Dome + Cloud Forest + OCBC Skyway Attractions):

*You can save SGD $6 per person for attraction tickets if book the combo package online.

Thank you for taking your time to read my blog.

I sincerely hope that this comprehensive guide can help you easy to prepare for your Gardens by the Bay trip.

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