The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park in central Singapore. The park is famous and known as a Garden city, it is divided in three main gardens: Bay Central Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay South Garden. The place was a strategy of the Singapore government to transform the city into a City in a Garden, increasing the quality of life in the city. The garden is home of 2000 exotic species of over 7,000,000 natural plants.

Since then, the park has become quite popular, had received its 20 millionth visitor in the end of 2015. The place is really big and beautiful and you will probably get lost inside admiring the perfect nature and the peace it represents.

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First you walk into the Bay Central Garden, which works as a 15 hectares link between the Bay South and East Gardens. In there you will be able to experience a scenic view of Singapore. The central Garden is still being developed and will have more features in the upcoming years.

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From there you will find the East Garden, designed with a series of large tropical leaf-shaped gardens, each with its on theme and design. You will find water inlets aligned with the prevailing, maximizing and extending the shoreline, allowing the water to help cool areas around them.

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The Bay South Garden is the newest of them all. It opened to the public on June, 2012 and it is the largest of them with 54 hectares aiming to showcase the tropical horticulture and garden artistry. The Garden is shaped like an orchid as to represent the tropics and Singapore, since it is the country’s national flower. The great orchid takes root at the waterfront, while the secondary roots, leaves and shoots form an integrated network at key intersections.

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Besides the three big gardens, the bay is also home of a conservatory complex, with two cooled conservatories, the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome. They are intended to be an showcase of sustainable building technologies. The Flower Dome replicates a mild and dry climate, featuring plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid tropical regions like South America, South Africa, and Australia. In the Flower Dome you will also find several gardens and an olive grove with a bistro.

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The Cloud Forest in the other hand, has a cool moist climate found in tropical mountains regions like SouthEast Asia, and Central and South America. The place has a super cool Cloud Mountain accessible by an elevator where visitors can descend via a circular path where a beautiful waterfall provides the with cool air.

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After visiting the conservatories, go to the Supertree Grove, home of enclaves of unique and exotic ferns, vines, a vast collection of bromeliads and of course orchids. The trees itself are fitted with environmental technologies that mimic their functions. The entire place is a showcase of environmental high technology.
The Gardens by the Bay are huge and there are many more features and places to explore within it, so I am not going to spoil all the fun! You will have to see for yourself. It is a charming and amazing place to visit on you vacay around Southeast Asia. After you visit it, you can tell you friends you’ve been to the world’s most revered man made garden and it was AWESOME!