HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Living in... Singapore GARDENS BY THE BAY 24 April 2013

 

Gardens By The Bay

 

How gorgeous is this?

Gardens By The Bay is one of Singapore’s prettiest attractions, IMHO. And especially more so if you love flora and/or have a young family in tow.

It’s a sustainable and environmentally-friendly (gigantic) garden that was built from scratch by the government and it is just W-O-W.

I don’t consider myself a ‘nature’ person, but I still really liked pottering around in there, and seeing how fascinated the kids were with all the sights and sounds.

Hunter, of course, loved the tram ride. Except he only got to ride on it once for all of 1 minute (just to the next stop) because we didn’t realise they stop running at 5PM, d’oh!

 

Where to now, driver?

 

The Cloud Forest recreates a mountain with a sky-high waterfall. It is incredibly….. moist! The moment you step in, you’re greeted by that giant waterfall and mist is constantly pumped into the whole area. Think damp hair and skin. It’s actually pretty refreshing because it’s also rather cool in there, but if you’re a bit of a vainpot, don’t go when you’ve just blowdried your hair or it’ll fall flat 😉

Biiiiig waterfall. We got wet taking this photo!

 

The whole misty-interior made for really nice photoshopped-looking pictures. 

 

“Pull ears like a monkey”

 

The super misty interior

 

There is also, a bit randomly, a miniature town and train. I believe the trains actually run along the tracks, but were under maintenance when we were there so we could only look at them sitting stationary on the track. Didn’t seem to matter to Hunter though, who was pretty overjoyed to spot “choo choo trains!!!”

Cute miniature town with trains

 

View from the top

 

Pretty flowers

 

Going for the Best Pout Of The Year award……

 

There’s a sky-walk thing that circles around the ‘mountain’ and makes for a gorgeous little walk. If you aren’t afraid of heights. One of the few times you can walk under the sun in Singapore and it’s super cold, thanks to the huge glass dome!

Walking around the mountain

 

Tropical rainforest at the base of the mountain

 

A pitcher plant. So pretty yet freaky.

 

We also checked out the Flower Dome. It’s an expansive area boasting plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid subtropical regions. Think cool and dry versus the cool and moist air of the previous dome. Reminds me of Australia, actually.

Hunter did his 2-hour afternoon nap in here, and I have to say, this dome makes an awesome nap spot – cool and comfy! 😛

The large Flower Dome

 

Up and cheery as anything after his nap

 

The Easter decorations were still up when we went last week. Eggs and bunnies galore! They change the theme around 4 times a year (I think?).

Colourful eggs everywhere

 

What’s down there??

 

Man he looks like some sorta michelin baby here

 

This pic below makes me smile. Hunter went up to take a photo with Carter, and dished out big hugs and kisses to his baby brother for the camera. When Carter flapped his arms in pleasure, Hunter mimicked him. And here’s the photo 🙂

YAY for super cool brothers!!

 

7 Comments

  • Mag posted on April 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Nice photos of Carter & Hunter! Hehehe!

    Glad you had fun because I brought a biz partner from overseas there and was not at all impressed. Could’ve been the company or the fact that I was trekking the dome in 3-inch heels! Argh!

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    • Ruth posted on April 25, 2013 at 12:20 am

      i’d a friend who visited from overseas and he wasn’t impressed too!
      guess it’s cause the real natural scenery and all overseas, like in Europe, is way better than this so perhaps thats why.

      hahah more for Singaporeans maybe? 😛

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      • Beverly! posted on April 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm

        Honestly, I think it’s a lot more fun with a kid in tow.. but a young one, cos I think older ones would just be ‘meh’.

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    • Beverly! posted on April 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Ermmmmm heels?? Bad outfit planning hahaa!!

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  • Beverly Burgess on Facebook posted on April 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Mag commented on Beverly’s adventures!:

    Nice photos of Carter & Hunter! Hehehe!

    Glad you had fun because I brought a biz partner from overseas there and was not at all impressed. Could’ve been the company or the fact that I was trekking the dome in 3-inch heels! Argh!

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  • Beverly Burgess on Facebook posted on April 25, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Ruth commented on Beverly’s adventures!:

    i’d a friend who visited from overseas and he wasn’t impressed too!
    guess it’s cause the real natural scenery and all overseas, like in Europe, is way better than this so perhaps thats why.

    hahah more for Singaporeans maybe? 😛

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  • Stephen posted on December 21, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Hi my oversea guests and myself were very impressed with the whole garden. They said that their country has the money and the land to build a similar project but they will never do it due to politics.
    For me it has enormous info-entertainment value, it has also inspired me to look after the enviroment else our future generations may not get to see many of these wonderful plants. After the visit, I went to google Cork Oak, Chilean Wine Palm and Grass Tree etc. and was fascinated with what I read. My three teenage kids were quite impressed as well.

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