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Superlative exhausting Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay opened in 2012 and is home to 2000 exotic species of more than 7,000,000 natural plants; built on 250 acres, the attraction sees more than 10 million visitors each year

Gardens by the Bay opened in 2012 and is home to 2000 exotic species of more than 7,000,000 natural plants; built on 250 acres, the attraction sees more than 10 million visitors each year

View of Gardens by the Bay from the top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel next door; incredible sights for any tourist and definite must sees

View of Gardens by the Bay from the top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel next door; incredible sights for any tourist and definite must sees

The world's tallest indoor waterfall (30m) is in the Cloud Forest Greenhouse which focuses on plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000 m above sea level

The world's tallest indoor waterfall (30m) is in the Cloud Forest Greenhouse which focuses on plant life from tropical highlands up to 2,000 m above sea level

The dazzling light show of the art installation on Dragonfly Lake was a surprise for us since it's just a temporary exhibit; the scale of the projects reflects the same vision required to build Gardens by the Bay in the first place

The dazzling light show of the art installation on Dragonfly Lake was a surprise for us since it's just a temporary exhibit; the scale of the projects reflects the same vision required to build Gardens by the Bay in the first place

Atop this supertree is the new observatory with the highest point in the gardens at 50m and offers an unblocked 360° view; an open air rooftop deck allows you to relax and take in the amazing views

Atop this supertree is the new observatory with the highest point in the gardens at 50m and offers an unblocked 360° view; an open air rooftop deck allows you to relax and take in the amazing views

This Marc Quinn sculpture depicts his son when he was a baby; what’s remarkable about this colossal bronze statue is that the weight of the statue is balanced so perfectly that it creates the illusion that the baby is balancing on his right hand

This Marc Quinn sculpture depicts his son when he was a baby; what’s remarkable about this colossal bronze statue is that the weight of the statue is balanced so perfectly that it creates the illusion that the baby is balancing on his right hand

The Singapore Kindness Movement was noticeable on posters everywhere aimed at inspiring graciousness one kind act at a time; Motto: By sparing a thought for the people around us, we hope to create a gracious society, and make life better for you and me

The Singapore Kindness Movement was noticeable on posters everywhere aimed at inspiring graciousness one kind act at a time; Motto: By sparing a thought for the people around us, we hope to create a gracious society, and make life better for you and me

Singapores home ownership rate is the highest in the world at 92%; hat's a tad misleading though since 80% o the population live in government-subsidized homes

Singapore’s home ownership rate is the highest in the world at 92%; that's a tad misleading though since 80% of the population live in government-subsidized homes

Singapore is one of only three surviving city-states in the world (Monaco and Vatican City); Singapore’s national anthem is in micro-text on the back of their $1,000 note

Singapore is one of only three surviving city-states in the world (Monaco and Vatican City); Singapore’s national anthem is in micro-text on the back of their $1,000 note

The Flower Dome has been recognized as the largest glass greenhouse in the Guinness Book of World Records; the focus here is on plants and flowers from Mediterranean and semi-arid climates

The Flower Dome has been recognized as the largest glass greenhouse in the Guinness Book of World Records; the focus here is on plants and flowers from Mediterranean and semi-arid climates

The floss silk tree has a bottle-shaped swollen trunk in which water is stored for the dry season and is known in South America as palo borracho

The floss silk tree has a bottle-shaped swollen trunk in which water is stored for the dry season and is known in South America as palo borracho

All 11 supertrees are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions such as photovoltaic cells to illuminate the trees at night or to serve as air exhaust receptacles

All 11 supertrees are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions such as photovoltaic cells to illuminate the trees at night or to serve as air exhaust receptacles

The Supertree Grove was featured in the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians; the tallest supertree is 50m tall (about a 16 story building) with each tree containing roughly 165,000 plants

The Supertree Grove was featured in the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians; the tallest supertree is 50m tall (about a 16 story building) with each tree containing roughly 165,000 plants

The overall master plan of Gardens by the Bay was designed to resemble the Singapore orchid, the national flower; new attractions are added each year creating lots of repeat visitors

The overall master plan of Gardens by the Bay was designed to resemble the Singapore orchid, the national flower; new attractions are added each year creating lots of repeat visitors

The Floral Fantasy area included a 4D ride called Flight of the Dragonfly as well as different exhibits demonstrating the creativity of floral designers (some were very complex and impressive)

The Floral Fantasy area included a 4D ride called Flight of the Dragonfly as well as different exhibits demonstrating the creativity of floral designers (some were very complex and impressive)

Floral Fantasy has man-made waterfalls, elaborate choreography, artist interpretations and creative displays; I just wonder how many photographs are taken at Gardens by the Bay each year!

Floral Fantasy has man-made waterfalls, elaborate choreography, artist interpretations and creative displays; I just wonder how many photographs are taken at Gardens by the Bay each year!

The Cloud Mountain (in the Cloud Forest) itself is an intricate structure completely clad in epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, peacock ferns, spike- and clubmosses, bromeliads and anthuriums

The Cloud Mountain (in the Cloud Forest) itself is an intricate structure completely clad in epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, peacock ferns, spike- and clubmosses, bromeliads and anthuriums

The temporary exhibit, Future Together, was on display when Lee and I visited; it featured 334 large, inflated, egg-shaped lights floating on Dragonfly Lake that would change color with each egg emitting a musical note

The temporary exhibit, Future Together, was on display when Lee and I visited; it featured 334 large, inflated, egg-shaped lights floating on Dragonfly Lake that would change color with each egg emitting a musical note

The OCBC Skyway runs 22m above ground and connects some of the supertrees; from here we watched the cool, evening light show

The OCBC Skyway runs 22m above ground and connects some of the supertrees; from here we watched the cool, evening light show

Chewing gum (except dental and nicotine gums) is officially forbidden in Singapore; the country is obsessive about cleanliness and they don't want discarded gum waiting to be stepped in

Chewing gum (except dental and nicotine gums) is officially forbidden in Singapore; the country is obsessive about cleanliness and they don't want discarded gum waiting to be stepped in

Singapore has the highest percentage of millionaires in the world (almost 1 in every 6 residents); the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix race was the first Formula One event ever held at night

Singapore has the highest percentage of millionaires in the world (almost 1 in every 6 residents); the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix race was the first Formula One event ever held at night

In the Cloud Forest you take an elevator to the top of the mountain and then walk down; even the humid air inside felt better than the hot and humid air outside that is daily life in Singapore

In the Cloud Forest you take an elevator to the top of the mountain and then walk down; even the humid air inside felt better than the hot and humid air outside that is daily life in Singapore

Singapore was a part of Malaysia until 1965 when it was thrown out by a democratic vote; Singapore has also belonged to Japan and Great Britain in the past

Singapore was a part of Malaysia until 1965 when it was thrown out by a democratic vote; Singapore has also belonged to Japan and Great Britain in the past

Ivy-leaved cyclamen; the Flower Dome has 8 distinct gardens:  the Baobabs, Succulent Garden, Australian Garden, South African Garden, South American Garden, Olive Grove, California Garden and the Mediterranean Garden

Ivy-leaved cyclamen; the Flower Dome has 8 distinct gardens: the Baobabs, Succulent Garden, Australian Garden, South African Garden, South American Garden, Olive Grove, California Garden and the Mediterranean Garden

Dragon tree; the exhibits are changed frequently and there are many special shows and festivals throughout the year; you could easily spend an entire day here

Dragon tree; the exhibits are changed frequently and there are many special shows and festivals throughout the year; you could easily spend an entire day here

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