SIN/KL 2014: Flower Dome & Cloud Forest

December 01, 2014

What is a great thing to do on a very hot summer day? Spending it admiring nature in glorious air conditioning of course!

Take the MRT to Bayfront station and take the short walk over to Gardens by Bay for a few hours to enjoy the park’s peaceful greenery as well as the two domes.

On the walk to Gardens by the Bay, take some silly photos in the MRT tunnel! Lots of nature backdrops and mirrors to choose from 😛

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Once you exit to the walkway, you will see the Supertree Grove. From there, it is about a 15-20 minute walk to the domes. Or you can pay $2 for a shuttle ride in!

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For $28, you can visit both the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. As we have visited the domes once already, Michael opted to pay an additional $4 for an audio tour, which he thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommends!

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“The Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. Home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments. Stop and smell the flowers in the colourful changing displays of the Flower Field, which reflects different seasons, festivals and themes.” 

Enjoy some of our photos from the Flower Dome!

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The Cloud Forest houses “A 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall showcases plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000-metres above sea level.”

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The Cloud Forest has an amazing selection of beautiful orchids, take a close look around!

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My favourite, Venus Flytraps

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A couple was doing a wedding photo shoot during our visit – very cute and wish I could get this photo to them!

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I recommend visiting Gardens by the Bay in the late afternoon after lunch. After your visit, you have time to check out the Supertree Grove while there’s still daylight. Grab some dinner at one of the restaurants on site, then check out the lit up Supertrees, take a walk on the OCBC skyway, “a 128-metre long walkway with a height of 22-metres that connects two Supertrees at the Supertree Grove, and take in a different view of the Gardens” and watch the Garden Rhapsody light show. A whole day of fun, especially if you love nature!

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