I went for a stroll at the newly opened Gardens by The Bay with a friend.
Underpass from Bayfront MRT to the garden. There were lots of people since it had just opened on June 28 2012.
The garden is just sitting next to Marina Bay Sands. You can also reach the garden from a bridge connecting MBS Shoppes, MBS hotel, and the Gardens by The Bay.
We’re soon greeted by 2 big dragonfly statues, which reminded me of ELS from Awakening of the Trailblazer 😀
The big structures behind are called supertrees, man-made trees, stretching 50 metres high and made from concrete and wire rods.
To get to the supertree, visitors need to cross this bridge.
I wonder how deep the lake is. Seeing no guards nor balustrade along the wooden path, it’s a bit dangerous for kids I think.
Interesting structures for the creeper plants. You will see different color of structures at different garden.
We toured Malay Garden, Colonial Garden, India Garden, and missed out the rest 😀
And this is the plaza with the supertrees.
You can take a walk and enjoy the view from the bridge connecting several big supertrees. Entry tickets sold at $5 if I’m not mistaken.
But we decided not to. Look at the long queue……
Not far from the supertrees, there is curving sheltered walkway with information panels.
Just like real trees, our Supertrees gather carbon-free, renewable energy from the Sun.
The strange and dramatic formations you see here come from a variety of caves across the world and took thousands of year to form.
I believe that panel explains this.
The World of Plants, in this area you can find several information panels as well.
With flowers and fruits being so high in the canopy, some expert field botanists identify the species of tree by its bark. Bark indeed is very characteristic.
The largest living tree is a 115m tall Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in California.
The world’s slowest growing tree is a White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) in Canada. It’s 155 years old and only 4″ tall.
Trees come in many different forms and shapes. They are well-defined by the presence of the well defined, woody trunk that holds the leaves high up towards the sun.
Besides the information panels, you can find a spy camera here, mounted on top of a trunk.
The camera is connected to an interactive touch-screen monitor. You can adjust the angle and zoom.
As we walked around, it’s getting dark and the garden’s artificial lighting started.
The white structure is a dome with more interesting plants inside I believe. There are two domes here, one is flower themed, and the other is forest themed.
We decided not to go in because of another long queue and headed back to the supertress to relax.
It’s a beautiful garden day and night 😀