Singapore – Marina Bay Sands & Gardens by the Bay
I was waiting for so long to come here, so March brought me this beautiful trip to Singapore. In this post I gathered the photos from my both visits in Singapore, so enjoy!
It’s the second time officially when I get to this country, but I can say that it’s the first time here, because now I have managed to visit places and gather some memories.
My friend, Samira, and I left the hotel in the afternoon for a city walk. We took the metro to the Marina Bay Sands. The first stop was at The Shoppes. This vast mall is a part of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands complex and is home to hundreds of shops, world-class restaurants and some sophisticated cafes and bars. We just took a look and bought a drink and then we headed to The Gardens by The Bay.
We did not have a fix plan, so we arrived in the most touristic place in Singapore, the mesmerizing Gardens by The Bay. The atmosphere inside the garden was really magical and it was completed by the harmonious music and the sci-fi trees which are like taken out of the movie Avatar. I could even say that we were part of a symphony where the instruments were the Supertrees and where the orchestral musicians were the people, that’s how I felt there.
After a 10 minute walk, we stopped to buy some souvenirs from ‘Arrival Gift Shop’ and we left with few beautiful scarfs with butterfly prints, magnets (of course) and some photo frames.
Those amazing Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees, measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall are designed with large canopies that provide shade during the day and come alive with lights and sound at night. In addition to OCBC Skyway, Supertree Observatory provides greater accessibility for visitors to enjoy breathtaking views of the Marina Bay area and, of course, the lush surroundings of The Gardens by the Bay.
I was amazed to observe that at the canopy of the tallest Supertree at Supertree Grove they build an open-air rooftop deck where people can relax and enjoy the observatory space experiences. I haven’t been there yet, but this is on my list for next time. I think it’s enough time to visit everything in one day, but we have accumulated everything in a few hours.. which was great!
For the next time I would also like to stroll along the OCBC Skyway for a better view of the Gardens. The Skyway connects 2 of these towering Supertrees. This amazing skyway has 128 m long aerial walkway and I believe next time I will have the opportunity to capture the scenic beauty and to show you also the surrounding flora, maybe with another perspective of the place I can explain better why you should also visit Singapore in the near future.
I would like to mention that Gardens by the Bay park and the Supertree Grove is free of charge, while it does cost to go into the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. We did not visit the Flower Dome this time cause it was too late and we also had Marina Bay on the list. I can say about the Gardens by the Bay is kind of a healing garden place. The atmosphere made me feel better emotionally and improved my physical well being at that time. A large part of this is because of the positive reactions we have, as humans, to nature. Also the water element at the flowing fountain and the music was another important features that gave me that effect of inner peace.
After the avalanche of photos in the Gardens, the 300 large inflated egg-shaped lights floating on the Lake at Gardens by the Bay became the stars of the evening. I found out just when I arrived home that when people touch the oval structures located on the lake’s boardwalk, those beautiful lights change colors and in that moment each egg emits a musical note depending on the color. For me that moment was one of the most relaxing thing I’ve seen lately. Those floating eggs represents a work entitled Autonomous Resonating Life on the Water and Resonating Trees and is one of seven interactive exhibits at Gardens by the Bay’s new art exhibition. Now we need to discover the other wonderful exhibits.
We left the wonderful Gardens by The Bay very relaxed and headed directly to Marina Bay rooftop, at the CE LA VI Restaurant and Skybar.
The entry was complimentary, instead we had to spend a minimum of $20-$28. This skybar is located at Bayfront Avenue Level 57 inside the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Hotel Tower 3. There we met our friend, Nikola, who was waiting for us. We enjoyed our cocktails and some spicy french fries while taking an unparalleled view of Singapore and hundred of photos.
There is also a swimming pool accessible only for hotel guests. So, if you are not a quest, just like we were, take your Mojito and move to another corner where you can admire the scenery, which from my point of view is more than enough. The image of the city it looks like a fairytale.
I left the city in a very good mood and that’s because of the nature, cause I can still feel the vibrant energy from the Gardens by the Bay.
PS: I’ve been asked in that day what was the situation in Singapore regarding the pandemic. What I noticed on March 15 was that the malls were all open, the traffic was crowded in the central areas of the city, people were still relaxed, we didn’t knew we’ll all be affected by the impact that came exactly at the end of the same month. Now, The Gardens by the Bay is close until 4th of May, so let’s be safe at home first and then we’ll be free to tick other future plans.