Gardens by the Bay are our favorite attraction in Singapore. Beautiful man-made garden with giant avatar trees in the center. The highlight of Gardens by the Bay are the Supertree and the two domes: cloud forest and flower dome.
Besides the two domes, there are several others to enjoy: Sun Pavilion (desert plants), OCBY skyway (skyway connecting supertrees), Children’s garden (water play area for kids), Heritage gardens, Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes, Super grove trees (I call them Avatar trees).
In the forest dome, you will be welcomed by a tall man-made waterfall and a vertical garden. To enjoy Flower Dome, you have to take an elevator to the 7th level and your adventure begins from there. Don’t worry, it’s cool inside the dome, you won’t get tanned even it’s hot outside :).
Flower dome is a flower showcase. Its theme changes periodically. For example, they are having Cherry Blossom for two weeks in March, Tulips around May, and much more.
Suggested Time to Visit
If you don’t have much time in Singapore, I suggest to visit the two domes and enjoy Garden Rhapsody in Super grove trees. Recommended visit time around 4 p.m. to start enjoying the 2 domes and watch the enchanting Garden Rhapsody (light show at Supertree Grove) at 7.45 p.m.
How to get there
Take MRT and alight at Bayfront MRT Station. Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay.
A paid buggy shuttle is available from Bayfront MRT exit to the domes (conservatories). It operates from 9 AM to 9 PM and runs at every 10 minutes interval. Last ticket sale is at 8.30 PM. The shuttle cost $3/pessenger, and free for all wheelchair passengers. However, tickets will be applied to the caregiver.
Flower Dome + Cloud Forest: $28.00 (Adult) and $15 (Child)
OCBC Skyway: $5 (Adult) and $3 (Child)
The rest of the garden is free of charge
Prayer room location is next to Texas chicken. However, ablution can be performed only at the nearest toilet. Prayer mat and slippers are available.
Halal food around the conservatories and Supertree are Texas Chicken and Mc Donald’s. For more halal dining options, there’s also one food court area called “Satay by the Bay” locatedabout 450m from Cloud Forest. You can find many stalls selling halal food there.