Ultimate Guide to Gardens By The Bay + Where to Get Cheap Tickets

Guide Gardens By the Bay Cheap Tickets

Singapore is one of the most vibrant, exciting travel destinations in the world. Every year millions of people from all over the world visit this beautiful country to enjoy the countless breathtaking experiences that it has to offer. One of the most attractive tourist spots in Singapore is the Gardens by the bay, a 101 hectare paradise located right in the heart of Singapore.


Gardens by the Bay Super Grove Trees

What makes Gardens by the bay so special?

The Gardens by the bay is an award winning project carried out by an independent organization. Located very close to the Marina bay, the project boasts of three beautifully designed waterfront gardens :

  • Bay South Garden
  • Bay East Garden
  • Bay Central Garden.

The project was first announced by the Prime Minister in a bid to turn Singapore into a 'city within a garden’.

In the end, the efforts paid off and the Gardens became one of the most beautiful attractions in all of Asia attracting nearly 7 million visitors in 2014. The project has some truly astounding attractions including the Supertrees: innovative structures that stand at an impressive 50 meters and mimic the biology of real trees.

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What are the top attractions that you don’t want to miss :

The gardens offer some amazing attractions and it’s best to put on some comfortable shoes because there’s a lot to see and all of it is worth experiencing.

The Flower Dome

Tulipmania : Gardens by the Bay : 20 April 2014

This holds a spot in the Guinness Book of World records as the largest Greenhouse in the world. Housing some of the most exotic plants from all over the world, the dome has a plethora of flora interspersed with beautiful little sculptures of attractions from around the world. It also has a café in case you want to take a break.


The Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay

A misty mountain paradise housing countless rare and exotic plants along with artificial waterfalls, pools, fairy lights and an amazing aerial walkway that lets you enjoy it all at close quarters.


The Supertrees

super trees in singapore

Easily the most intriguing feature in the gardens, these towering giants are designed to mimic real trees. Called as vertical gardens, the canopies showcase awesome light and sound displays at night. They look like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie and shouldn’t be missed.


The OCBC Skyway

OCBC Skyway

At a height of 22 meters this walkway gives you a panoramic view of the Marina reservoir and the surrounding areas. This 128 meter walkway offers some great photo-ops as well. You can also get up close and personal with those amazing Supertrees.

Sun Pavilion
Sun Pavilion #1

In addition to these attractions, there is the Sun Pavilion housing cacti, succulents and other plants commonly found in desert environments. There is also the Bay East garden with it’s sprawling walkways and open lawns, which is a great option if you’re looking to do some cycling, skating, or even have a little picnic.

There are two lovely lakes, the Dragonfly lake and the Kingfisher lake both nursing an amazing aquatic ecosystem. Other attraction include the World of plants, the Canyon and the Heritage gardens.

Kingfisher Lake
Dragonfly Lake


What is the best time of the year to visit?

Singapore is blessed with a mild tropical climate throughout the year. However, between the months of Jung and November there are several interesting festivals and events that are held here. That way you can help make the most of your trip. Singapore gets visitors all year round and so the hotels maintain a pretty steady pricing.



Why should you visit the Gardens by the bay ?

One of the most attractive things about the Gardens of the bay is that it is truly a family experience, offering something for everyone. The gardens are widespread and there are facilities for electric cars to help take elderly people around.


Gardens by the Bay - Supertrees

Plenty of open space ensures that your children can run around and have a great time. It can also be a great educational experience for them, as they get to learn about the different kinds of flora and the need to preserve our environment.


The gardens also have plenty of dining in options including, exotic cafés, a bakery, restaurants, a children’s café and even a McDonald’s outlet. It also has some great seafood and fine dining options that you can enjoy with your family.


So if you’re in Singapore, make sure that you set some time aside to visit this marvelous place. The Gardens of Bay are more than just a tourist attraction. They are a living testament to how technology can be used to preserve the beauty of Mother Nature and make the earth a better place.


OPENING HOURS & HOW TO GET THERE


CONSERVATORIES (FLOWER DOME & CLOUD FOREST)

  • Daily: 9am - 9pm
    Last ticket sale: 8pm
    Last admission: 8.30pm

OCBC SKYWAY

  • Daily: 9am - 9pm
    Last admission: 8.30pm

OUTDOOR GARDENS

  • Daily: 5am - 2am
    Free Admission

    Outdoor Gardens consist of:

    • Supertree Grove
    • Sun Pavillion
    • Heritage Gardens
    • World of Plants
    • Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes

HOW TO GET THERE


TRAIN & BUS

VIA THE CIRCLE LINE OR DOWNTOWN LINE

  • Alight at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16)
  • Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway
  • Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay

VIA THE EAST-WEST LINE

  • Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15)
  • Take Exit C and head towards bus stop no. 03223 located at International Plaza, Anson Road
  • Hop onto bus no. 400 and alight at bus stop no. 03371 along Marina Gardens Drive

WALKING THERE

FROM THE HELIX BRIDGE TOWARDS THE ART SCIENCE MUSEUM

  • Follow the footpath which leads under the East Coast Parkway (ECP), which will bring you directly into Bay South Garden along the waterfront.

FROM MARINA BAY SANDS

  • Walk across the overhead bridge (Lions Bridge) located at Marina Bay Sands Hotel (open daily from 8.00am to 11.00pm), or take the underground linkway via Bayfront MRT Station(Exit B).

WHERE TO PARK & RATES


PARKING RATES

BAY SOUTH CAR PARKS / BAY EAST CARPARK

(VISITOR CENTRE, SATAY BY THE BAY, MEADOW)

  • CARS

    SGD 0.03 per minute (SGD 1.80 per hour)

    Car park charges are capped at $25 per day

BAY EAST CARPARK

(BAY EAST GARDEN)

  • CARS

    SGD 0.03 per minute

FREE LUNCH TIME PARKING
  • Enjoy free parking at any of the car parks in Bay South on weekdays (except on Public Holidays) between 12.00pm and 2.00pm. 

WHERE TO GET CHEAP GARDENS BY THE BAY TICKETS?


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About the author

Kakees

Hello, I am Don. Currently based overseas. And when I am abroad, I am surprised to hear that a lot overseas friends say that Singapore is expensive. But actually, it is not that expensive. Just a little bit of research and planning, you can travel to Singapore at an affordable budget.