The Gardens of the Bay
Today we visited the Gardens of the Bay and once again, were very impressed. The work in this space is of a high standard and involves designers, horticulturists, arborists, engineers, plant health and garden landscape experts.
The result is a magnificent display of innovative, space age design, full of colour and splendour. This area of arboreal beauty spans 101 hectares and has been designed on reclaimed land in the centre of Singapore adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. You can go up on a high rise path to gain an aerial observation of the gardens, which is breathtaking, because you see them in conjunction with the city.
The flower dome, is a large contemporary conservatory embodying the dry Mediterranean climate and focuses on various places such as Australia, South America and South Africa. This was a spacious display and it is interesting to observe where various plants have originated from.
Again, the Gardens of the Bay, is a must see destination if you are visiting Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
After lunch, we decided to visit the Marina Bay Sands Hotel observation deck. Must admit to becoming a little obsessed about this conspicuous building. It is a phenomenal structure and when I first spotted it, felt it was part of a dreamscape. As I’ve come closer to it, I’ve taken copious photos and even taken a selfie! Oh dear, have I become one of those self obsessed people haha?
Up 57 levels of this magnificent building, you can see the heart and soul of Singapore and what a marvellous sight it is. Panoramic views including a floating football pitch with racing track. This city has so many extraordinary observations and I was pleased to see many of them at this time. Maybe I will return to Singapore one day, and stay in this hotel. Not sure if I can afford it!
We popped back to the Clarke Quay area, to have a quick drink and break in a bar Brewerywerkz. A very nice pint of No 36 American IPA. Then rather ambiguously, we ventured forth to the Singapore Flyer to see the city at night. Well worth a slow spin on this remarkable wheel and more incredible views ensued.
Another resplendent day and I was very pleased to return to the hotel, to rest. What a wonderful city Singapore is. Clean, green, friendly, fascinating and safe. Brilliant.