The SuperTree Grove at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
The SuperTree Grove at Gardens by the Bay is one of a kind tourist attraction in Singapore. Such a concept is, perhaps, a pioneer in the world on how we see trees. It’s not just a man-made tree but there’s more to that.
There are 18 super trees in the garden. Standing at 25-20 meters, they look like strange trees when they’re lit up at night.
Yes, they look strange for a first-time visitor, but they’re spectacular to look at!
As you can see, there are plants that covered their vertical trunks.
That’s about 158,000 plants from 700 plant species across 18 Supertrees.
You will ferns, orchids, vine, and other tropical greens from Brazi, Costa Rica, Panama, etc.
They are, literally, a visual feast of tropical plants if you are into them.
Look at those canopies! They look like an inverted umbrella but they collect solar power for electricity. Some of them function as exhaust tubes.
A few of the Supertrees are connected to each other by a walkway. The views from up there, I was told, are breathtaking.
As a friend told me:
“It wasn’t like walking, but floating above the gardens.”
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go up because the queue was unbearable and it was already nearing dark.
And oh, there’s also a bar up there!
So, if you like drinking your Chardonnay, champagne, or sparkling wine with stunning views of the garden and the city – this is your place to be at sunset or early evening.
And most of all, be there at night time, especially at 7:45 and 8:45 for the Rhapsody Lights Show!
There are a lot of things to do inside the Gardens by the Bay. If you are into flowers, check out their Floral Fantasy and see why Singapore is truly a “City in a Garden!”
Where to Stay in Singapore
Singapore is an expensive country. Fortunately for me, I have a friend who offered one of the rooms in her apartment. Since staying in hotels are expensive, the best option for budget travelers is, of course, hostels. You can book them via Booking, Expedia, HostelWorld, and TripAdvisor.