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5 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Gardens By The Bay – An iconic landmark in Singapore

Home to those massive supertree structures and several indoor and outdoor gardens, this attraction is one of Singapore's most iconic. It is a combination of nature, art and architecture that leave visitors coming back as you can never get enough of it.

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The "three in one" offer

If you are wondering what this is all about, would you believe it if someone told you that you can experience the climate and vegetation of 3 destinations in just one place? Yes, Gardens By The Bay is that place! Let's start with the four outdoor gardens which have 4 different themes. You will experience this part of the compound in the normal equatorial weather of South East Asia. The glass conservatories on the other hand have climate-controlled environments. The Cloud Forest offers the climate on a tropical mountain range while the Flower Dome offers a Mediterranean-like feel.

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Technologically advanced conservatories

If you've seen pictures of the huge glass conservatory, then you'd already be knowing that this is a very eye-catching structure. But it wasn't built with only good looks in mind. This glass conservatory was designed to allow sunlight to come in while actually rejecting the heat! If you visit, you can witness futuristic gardening here in Singapore!

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Art amid nature

There are over 40 sculptures in this garden, and they are works of artists from around the globe. Furthermore, they perfectly blend into the environment of Gardens By The Bay and most of them have been inspired by nature itself. You will come across a giant brass statue of a floating baby, a creative headdress of flora, a floral clock, a seashell, a stainless-steel ant, giant dragonflies and much more!

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The world's second tallest man-made waterfall

Head to the Cloud Forest and there, you will come across a massive 35-metre-tall artificial mountain from which a magnificent waterfall overflows into a pool. It was once the world's tallest man-made waterfall but was beaten by Singapore itself when they came up with the Rain Vortex in Jewel Changi Airport. Nonetheless, this is still an exciting vision and if you are staying at a hotel in Farrer Park, you simply have to visit!

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The giant supertrees

Resembling the African Baobab trees, there are 8 of these superstructures spread out in the park. Like the glass conservatories, this is not just an ornamental part of the gardens, rather, it is a source of energy. Rising as high as 50 metres tall, these are the sources that power the entire garden. Solar power and rainwater are absorbed by these supertrees and that's how the entire garden is kept alive. If you are staying at a hotel like Park Hotel Farrer Park, the best time to visit would be during the late afternoon, you can stay on for the light show known as the Garden Rhapsody as well where the supertrees light up to theme songs of movies like Jurassic World, The Little Mermaid and more. The main structure also has a restaurant, you can catch a bird's eye view on the trails that wind around some of these supertrees as well.