WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT CLOUD FOREST, FLOWER DOME AND THE OCBC SKYWAY IN SINGAPORE

in #travel2 years ago

As you know we were at Gardens by the Bay, where we enjoyed the great light spectacle. A few days later, we returned to the Gardens by The Bay at daylight and got the completely different feeling of the place. It was still beautiful, no doubt about that. However, in the daytime, the magic of the dark was gone. The first one on the wish list was the dome with the most magical name – the Cloud Forest. After that, we planned to visit the Flower Dome and the OCBC Skyway, and that wasn’t all. We intended to walk around the park if our feet could keep up with our wishes.

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Gardens By the Bay are amazing

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Gardens By the Bay at night are even nicer. But night has its charm anyway.

The entry into the Cloud Forest was outstanding! First, there was a temperature shock and it took me a while till I got used to it. However, I forgot about the low temperatures when I saw the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. After we moved on, we quickly got the chills. The temperature inside is significantly lower than the temperature outside. The reason for this difference is the wellbeing of the plants. Inside that dome, high altitude plants grow. For them to survive in hot tropical climate, the air control is the key. The place is a proper exhibition of rare plants that grow in different continents of the world and wood sculptures that are exhibited in between are well set and a piece of art by themselves. They mastered every aspect of this Cloud forest. Lush greenery is the indisputable king. However, the artwork and the design of the “mountain” also contributes to the impression. On the top of the mountain, there is a little pond, which is surrounded by plants and flowers. To me, it represented a place where nature and human playfulness meet. At the peak of the “mountain”, you could even see the famous building Marina Bay Sands on one side and the Supertree Grove on the other.

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Cloud forest dome in all its glory

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For me one of the greatest architectural achievements

The high spirits of the upper floor were a distant memory when we entered the educational room. This place is a solid reminder that we as a species are not on the right track. All the data displayed around the room are scary and the images are really disturbing. Those who have a moral sense can see the devastating impact of us humans on our planet. Those who don’t care can easily pass the room without gaining the conscience and continue to use dozens of plastic bags per day. In that sad place, we found amusement in observing people.

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A movie about bad scenario due to the environmental problems

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I love to play with the camera and try to catch some different scenes

The Flower Dome was something completely different than the Cloud Forest. Under one roof, there are different gardens presented with signature plants. Close to the entrance, there is the Australian garden with interesting trees, palm trees, and bushes. In the Mediterranean part, a few centuries old olive trees with plenty of pelargonium and rosemary plants are planted. Then, there is also the African Garden with huge Baobab trees. Even the desert-oriented cactus garden has its own place here. They have many different sorts of cactuses which vary in height and shape. Succulents are very ingeniously planted. The shapes matched the color and all those varieties they planted in one place were beautiful to see.

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Succulent - for me one of the most photogenic plants

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Succulents

The part where we spent the most time was where the blooming flowers are. That was something for us to enjoy! With so many different flowers gathered at one place, I got to understand that not all the flowers are photogenic. Before that lesson, I always thought that this was not the case and every blossom looked perfect no matter what the background, patterns, and light. There is much more for a photo to become outstanding and not just a random shot.

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Flower Dome is huge not so crowded

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Here you can find so many neat ornaments, perfect for photo

After the flower beauty queen photo session, we headed for a walk among the steel treetops. The view from up there is nice. However, I was more focused on all the restriction signs that were placed along the BRV pathway. Once we reached the end, I wanted to go back and focus on the view that time. However, when we made a U-turn and a few steps a guard lady appeared from nowhere and directed us straight down. You snooze, you lose. No one cares, no second looks.

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Flowers in all shapes and colors

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Yes, even Sakura has its home here

It’s difficult for me to point out which one is the worthiest to be seen if anyone asked me. All the sights are completely different. If I had to choose, I would go with the Cloud Forest. However, my preferred option is to see it in the natural habitat where wildlife adds to the experience.

Photogallery of some great statues you can see there

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Hey man! Sorry I've been so little on steemit lately ... I've been very little at home actually =) The outside is calling =) I'm still trying to post that winter hiking post from 2 months ago ...

Anyway great post, superb photos. I'll give you couple of votes for the past and for the future since I'll be probably more outside than inside, so it's hard for me to stay up to date =)

Hello amigo! I am refreshing your site and waiting :) yes I can imagine. My dad was also busy with new green house. And as I heard you have wicked temps out of nowhere :) You should post more anyway. If i would get that many upvotes like you I would be happy as a clam ;)

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By the description you make of the place must be a magical place and see that waterfall so high, something fabulous and above all enjoy that varied and exuberant vegetation. Pity that after seeing so much beauty that gives us nature, came what we caused, destruction and chaos.

Yes it is. And some still don't see the problem and have 5 kids :)

Such pretty site; this is awesome.... Thumbs up

Thank you very much

Wow...looks increadible :) I remember seeing that garden in some documentary several weeks ago and it's on my bucket list since then :)

Yeah I think you should visit it. Thank you!

Spectacular post, sir! So many great photos and thanks for your descriptions, too! 🤗

Thank you very much! I am glad you like it

Amazing post, photos, report and place you visited. Thank you very much for sharing.
Resteemed.

Thank you. It is our pleasure to share beauty with you. And in normal way with pro grade photos ;) Thank you for your support

That is just mind blowing. The things people create. Resteeming.

It is! Thank you friend!

You really have a way of making a person feel like he has been there. Cloud forest looks really impressive.

Thank you I am glad you like it

Phenomenal pictures, I am stunned. :) Great work!!

Thank you. I am glad you like it

Ovo mesto izgleda savrseno za odmor i relaksaciju. :)

Wow!
This looks spectacular. I can't even imagine how they built it and how much effort and skill people need to put in this huge project.

True. Thank you for stopping

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