Gardens By The Bay Visit

We went to the Gardens By The Bay in early December. The place is free at certain parts, but if you want to visit more of the exotic plants, you will have to pay.

To see the supertrees, it is best to go at night as they are lighted up. They are actually exhaust pipes for the air-conditioners. The whole place is green in design, so lots of recycling is done.

We reached there at 11am and we were hungry.

The guys

We found a cafe that was open. Their lunch menu starts at 11.30am, but we managed to get some food.

El found the penne too hot.

hot pasta

The sandwich was huge!

sandwich

It looked like a pretty decent place. I saw a bunch of expat mothers with their infants and toddlers having brunch.

Outside the cafe were some Christmas decorations. Some poly students were playing Amazing Race too.

pose

We explored a little park that has exercise stations.

walking hand in hand

Gar was playing with this spider web and lots of fun!

gar lying down

El was walking on the shaky bridge.

walking through the shaky bridge 2

A statue of an ant hill…

ant hill

and a dragon outside.

dragon

There is a free water park, but they are for children 6 or 7 years and older.

water playground for older children

Marina Bay Sands in the background, but it looks slightly hazy.

marina bay sands background

Some pretend fun! They do have a lot of alligators (looks more like alligators to me, with their U shape snouts.)

eaten by an alligator

While queuing to go inside, we overheard an excited usher who said she saw the late Steve Irwin’s family. We did not get to see them that day.

Inside the conservatory. It is a dome made of glass. Cacti galore!

so many cacti

I had never seen creeping cacti.

wormy cacti

This type looks more familiar to me.

prickly cacti

Some flowers I had seen/

 

flower2

An interesting statue that appears to float.

travellers statue

They have a Christmas flowers exhibition.

christmas flowers

Poinsettia

christmas holly

They had Christmas decorations of European towns.

christmas miniature houses

Presents!

christmas presents

Christmas trees

christmas trees

A random tourist who asked to pose with El. They kept asking us to take their photos. We should have asked them to take our family photo.
fireplace with random tourist

Flow’ry the Snowman

flowry the snowman  We went to the other exhibition. It had a waterfall. I did not take many photos there.
Opal stones.

opal

Stalagmites

stalagmitesA closeup!

yellow flower

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