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Gardens like you've never seen before in Singapore

Gardens like you've never seen before in Singapore

Standing out from the skyline, the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore are a true manmade feat.

Around 250 hectares in size, the gardens are fronted by over five kilometres of the bay and are most famous for the wondrous Supertrees, tree like structures that range from 25 to 50 metres in height and make you feel like you're in a mystical other worldly land.

The Supertrees have been planted with over 162,900 plants from more than 200 species and varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and tropical flowering climbers, which are grown on the steel frame of the tree. And 11 of the 18 Supertrees also have special environmentally sustainable functions including the likes of photovoltaic cells to collect solar energy to help light up the trees at night time.

Connecting two of these trees is the 128 metre long OCBC Skyway, a walkway suspended above the ground. You can dine at the bistro and soak up the panoramic views of the Gardens from the Skyway, which is a must do when you're in the area.

The Flower Dome is certainly worth a visit too. It is believed to be the world's largest glass greenhouse, which is home to a variety of flora species.

They shared on their website: "Step into the Flower Dome and stand in awe. Spectacular and innovative, it is the largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records! Be amazed by changing display of flowers and plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions.

"Enter a world of perpetual spring! Replicating the cool and dry Mediterranean climate, Flower Dome showcases exotic plants from five continents which are displayed in nine different Gardens. Wander amongst thousand-year-old olive trees and unusual Baobabs as you take in sights of the Flower Field Display."

Singapore's Gardens by the Bay are easily reached and are a short walk away from Bayfront MRT Station and there is in excess of 1000 parking spaces nearby.

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