One of the conservatories in the Garden is the cloud forest. Set our as a 7 story forest filled to the brim with exotic plant, flowers and orchids this conservatory was our fav part of our time here for sure. The largest indoor waterfall is here as well as a ‘crystal mountain’ ‘the lost world’ and the forest walkway where you get an incredible view of the whole conservatory. Travel tip** - the guys running the conservatory mist it every 2 hours so try and go when the misting is not on to prevent getting wet. It is also set at a freezing temperature here so wear a jumper.
Another conservatory in the bay is the Flower garden which for any flower lover, this is your place! You can get a combo ticket for $28 but if you book your accommodation you can get a combo for 2 conservatories, and the walkway for $25NZD so it was the best deal we have seen yet! Replicating the cool and dry Mediterranean climate, Flower Dome showcases exotic plants from five continents which are displayed in nine different Gardens. Here we were able to wander amongst thousand-year-old olive trees and unusual Baobabs (my fav) as well as all the Chinese new Year fun exhibits dotted around the displays!
Arts and Science museum : Now, we went here to visit 2 shows in the afternoon as it’s so hot outside that it’s great to be indoors during peak afternoon. Honestly, this was one of the only attractions that we did not enjoy. The first exhibition ‘future and science’ was ok, very child orientated but enjoyable, interactive and had some awesome technology and interesting exhibits. However, we also went to ‘2219’ and did not enjoy it at all unfortunately. It was more like an art exhibit rather than the light show based interactive show we were hoping for so it was a let-down. For a rainy day I would recommend but if the weather is good, spend more time in the gardens!
Overall, Singapore has been a blast. We stayed in the Ibis Ruby budget hotel and it was actually perfect, albeit located in the red-light district of Singapore, yet really safe. It cost us $170NZD for 3 nights and on top of this we spend about $350NZD on transport, food and activities so it was an expensive few days. However, we would recommend this city to anyone looking to get a taste of city scape mixed with futuristic, eco-friendly habitat in a city which is very forward thinking in regard to climate change and doing what they can to prevent it. It’s a wonderful city.