Singapore July 2022 - Gardens by the Bay
Not good, but not unexpected, woke up to more rain, although not as heavy as yesterday, so again, Sentosa was not a good move. Plan B was to head for the Gardens by the Bay and try Sentosa tomorrow.
For those who do not know, the Gardens by the Bay are two very large domes containing various environments and plants from around the world, all set in landscaped gardens. And yes, this includes the huge supertrees commonly seen in the tourist add for Singapore.
With the weather being interesting, rather than walk, I decided to take the MRT, which although not ideal for me (I like walking), did mean I could get there without getting drowned.
Head for Bay Front MRT, there is a short walk to get to the gardens, and surprise, the rain had stopped, although looking at the sky, no idea for how long.
My plan for the gardens was to visit the Supertrees, wander around the gardens, and finally visit the domes, however with the pouring ran, I only managed to do some short walks on the way to the domes, in a break in the rain. Just look at the sky in the above photos to see what I was dealing with.
Ok, moving on to the domes, and after a fairly long queue for tickets, ticket in hand it's time to head for the Flower dome, and after that head to Cloud Forest
The flower dome is broken up into multiple habitats from different parts of the world, which should be interesting, at the very least some real photo opportunities.
Rather than waffle on, here are some photos
Interesting, they have added both carving and various statues to enhance the experience, this one has the whole Alice in Wonderland thing going, which is interesting as it's surrounded by succulents.
Not sure why a dragon, but regardless I found it a stunning carving, not that I know what it's made of, just looks like wood carving. And yes these carvings and statues are going to be the subject of many more photos.
In this one, it's good to see that they do not take things that seriously.
This next one is right out of Winnie the Poo
This one from the South African Garden shows some sort of Gazelle, and yes it's the first one of these carvings which makes sense to me.
Yes this is another one which makes zero sense to me, however it's just very well done, and the last one before moving to the other dome.
Now moving on to the Cloud Forest dome.
From what various people told me, I was expecting the cloud forest to be good, but on entering the dome, the first thing I saw was this. Wow
So good start, now rather than waffel on, here are the photos
This next one, was taken from one of the high walkways, the view is worth it, it's just not one for those with fear of heights.
I will add more photos as time allows, but it goes without saying that the cloud forest is impressive, very impressive.
Anyhow, the step count from todays wanderings was not too bad.
Daily Stats: 12,032 steps. 9.43km
- Gardens by the Bay [gardensbythebay.com.sg]
- Flower Dome [gardensbythebay.com.sg]
- Cloud Forest [gardensbythebay.com.sg]
- Orchid Haven [littledayout.com]