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!
We had 3 nights in this wonderful city and as much as it is probably not enough time to even touch the sides, after not being here for 7 years I was desperate to give it a go and show Leo around. We were absolutely beat when we arrived from Malaysia and unfortunately the Corona Virus has now spread to Singapore so between being tired and slightly on edge, we felt the best first afternoon activity while waiting on check in was to go to the movies! It was awesome – Jojo Rabbit, a large cappuccino, popcorn and the best of company could not have been a better start to an epic few days.
For the next 2 days we were tourists and I have written up a but of what we got up to along the way:
his is an island that we were both pretty keen to go visit as Singapore is bloody expensive but we had read of beautiful beaches, lovely walking trails and all for free at Sentosa island. It seemed to go to be true…well it kinda is as it’s where the Corona-virus was first found in Singapore but we risked it anyway and went.
We decided to walk the boardwalk from the city as it was a beautiful day and from there you can power straight through Universal Studio’s , all the gift shops, resorts and other tat and head straight to the beaches! We were so surprised with how nice these bays and beaches are as well as how quiet it was. Situated right on Palawan Beach, is a tiny isle accessible via a suspension bridge which took us to the Southernmost Point of Asia. It is truly stunning here and we highly recommend it as the viewing deck offers an uninterrupted view of the South China Sea.
Gardens by the Bay:
WOW, just wow! This is an attraction not to be missed when in Singapore, in fact if you do only 1 activity while here then this is it! Across for the infamous Marina Bay Sands hotel is the Gardens by the bay, set across 2 different areas in Singapore this most famous being home to Supertree Grove. An incredible sight, we went there in the evening to watch the lightshow (it’s free) from 7.45pm and 8.45pm every night as well as the Skywalkway OCBC the following morning which costs $8SD (about $9NZD). Here you can walk the treetop walkway and take totally epic photos of both the gardens and the surrounding city. As it is up high it is also much cooler temp wise so makes for a pleasant stroll!
These were taken during the light show in the evening: