Gardens by the Bay - Singapore
If you're losing faith in humans, visit Singapore. An innovative, brilliant, ecologically and environmentally forward thinking super city. Gardens by the Bay is a 250 acre park in central Singapore, consisting of 3 waterfront gardens and 2 Greenhouse Conservatories (Flower Dome + Cloud Forest) with stunning views of the bay awe-inspiring skyline.
- •Supertrees!The Supertrees are made of exotic ferns, vines, orchids and other plants, fitted with technologies that mimic photosynthesis, harnessing solar energy which lights the Supertrees, collect rainwater for irrigation and fountain displays, exactly like how trees absorb rainwater for growth. The Supertrees also serve air intake and exhaust functions as part of the Greenhouses' cooling systems.
- •Cloud ForestThe Cloud Forest is a 140 foot man-made mountain in a greenhouse with tropical conditions. Visitors take a ride up the elevator, and then slowly descend the mountain on a circular path under the worlds tallest indoor waterfall. The mountain is an intricate structure completely clad in epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, peacock ferns, moss and other mountain plants. The energy in the greenhouse was unreal...the feeling of life and green energy...I wanted to grab a vine and swing like Tarzan.
- •The Flower DomeThe Flower Dome is the largest column less glasshouse, 125 feet high featuring plants found in the Mediterranean and other semi-arid tropical regions (e.g. parts of Australia, South America, South Africa) and an olive grove.
- •World's Tallest Indoor WaterfallThe 115 foot waterfall provides the greenhouse conservatory with moist cool air and contributes to the jungle climate inside the conditions. The plants inside the greenhouse, including trees, shrubs, ferns and moss, absorb the water, releasing it gradually and creating a constant, long lasting water supply for the land beneath them.
- •Crystal MountainCrystal Mountain features a variety of stalactites, stalagmites and hollowed-out crystals, found in various tropical locations.
- •Jungle River.A river snakes at the bottom of the greenhouse, giving life to various sea level plants.
- •Views of Singapore through the Cloud Forest Dome.
- •3D mockup of the Gardens by the Bay.
- •Bonus: Marina Bay Sands Hotel.Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at US $5.7 billion, including the land cost. The resort includes a 2,561-room hotel, the world's largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 1,120 ft boat with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150 m (490 ft) infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform.