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18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

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Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.5scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

The climate-controlled dome that houses Gardens by the Bay’s Cloud Forest carves out a futuristic looking space along Singapore’s skyline. An indoor waterfall serves as the Cloud Forest’s primary attraction, cascading 30 meters (about 98 feet) down the human-made mountain. The Cloud Forest’s climate aims to replicate misty tropical mountains, which are cooler than the local area, so jets of vapor and spray from the waterfall work together to create the attraction’s namesake fog.

Recent visitors primarily praise the indoor waterfall, adding that the attraction offers a welcome respite from Singapore’s sweltering heat. Travelers also marveled at the plants, which vary from level to level; however, they also warn that parts of the higher levels may be triggering for those with a fear of heights.

Visitors also suggest trying to time your visit with the mist, which occurs at two-hour intervals from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The Cloud Forest is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, while ticket sales and admission both end at 8 p.m. The standard admission rate is SG$28 (about $20.65) for adults and SG$15 (about $11.06) for children ages 3 to 12. Keep in mind that standard admission grants you access to two conservatories in Gardens by the Bay. To get to the complex via public transit, get off at the Bayfront MRT Station. Visit the Cloud Forest’s website for more information.

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If you're looking for a taste of nature without the trek, Gardens by the Bay is your urban jungle. The attraction is conveniently based in Marina Bay and features a wide of variety of enticing things to do and see that seamlessly mix Mother Nature with the metropolis. The Supertree Grove, the most recognized landmark of the park, features 18 "supertrees" that support the OCBC Skyway, a 419-foot-long aerial walkway that affords views of both the surrounding gardens, as well as Marina Bay.

In the nearby seashell-shaped facilities, visitors will find the highly lauded Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. The Flower Dome is the largest greenhouse in the world and showcases numerous types of plants and flowers grouped by country. Expect to find tulips next to replicas of Dutch architecture and Birds of Paradise flowers in the South African Garden. The Cloud Forest  a crowd favorite  features a 114-foot-tall mini mountain that plays host to the world's tallest indoor waterfall, which visitors can observe via the aerial Cloud Walk or Tree Top Walk. And that's just a few of the activities available on-site.

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