Saturday, October 31, 2015

Gardens by the Bay : Paradise in the Cityscape

When urbanization meets nature, it is an ethereal oasis like the Garden's by the Bay.

Nothing can compare with this sprawling garden in style and exhibits of magnificent biodiversity. 

As you walk towards the garden, you can see the man-made lake with fountain against the backdrop of the panoramic Supertrees.   


As you walk closer, you will see in awe the Supertree details.



The trunks of the Supertrees were planted with aerial plants.   


At it's base, there are various kinds of orchids and bromeliads.


Here are some scenes at the garden grounds.  




You can also see there stalagmites. 


At the entrance to the flower dome, the visitors are welcomed by this work of art depicting giant ants crawling on a rotting tree trunk.


During the time of my visit, the exhibits depict local legends as it was about time for the celebration of the 50th year of Singapore's independence. 

The exhibit which greeted the visitors then was about the naming of Singapore.
    


As you walk through, you will see these beautiful plants arranged in an ornate way.







Another exhibit you will see is the legend of Radin Mas, who is a Javanese princess. 



Moving farther, you will see the following ornamental plants. 


The exhibit is just studied with flowers of multitude shapes and colors.








Somewhere in the middle of the exhibit, you can see the following display.


Here is the exhibit on Bukit Timah.






I particularly like this exhibit because it depicts Singapore icon - the Merlion.  




The exhibit on Red Hill. 


Along the walls of the flower dome, you can take pictures of these lovely plants. 























More orchids as it is iconic of Singapore.











The exhibit on Tanjong Pagar.









Off to the European or Mediterranean plant exhibit. 













An exhibit on Sisters Island.


Just everywhere within the flower dome you can take photos of well arranged plants that complement each other. 




Here are the plants among the Australian collection.


Indeed, the exhibits at the Garden's by the Bay is worth seeing and you will want to come back for more.