The Original plan was
“Leave by 8.30 Am. Visit to Main attractions of Singapore, Gardens by the Bay ( 9am to 2 pm free), The flower Dome (Entry Sng $ 16 Per Person), Cloud Forest ( Entry Sng $ 16 Per Person) , After Gardens by the bay My Husband’s Friend, His wife and Kid can plan to go to the Singapore flyer after this ( As we had already experienced London Eye in London, we were not keen on doing the flyer) and we move to Merlion, the landmark for Singapore. Further, We can have Leisurely Evening walk around Merlion area towards Clarke quay on a leisurely pace.You will cross one of oldest bridge Cavenagh bridge, Mid way is Lau Pa Sat Hawker Market( 18 Raffles Quay) famous for satay. Look for Fatman Satay.”
But there were some changes. Vikas said that the Flower dome is OK only, but Cloud Forest is must visit, so we decided to visit only this conservatory. He also guided that there is a open vehicle runs which charges Sng $ 5 Per Person, and takes you around on an audio guided tour. Since the Garden is so big, its better to take that. And later it proved, he was so right.
As Holy days of Navratra had begun so Non Veg Eating was out for Me and My Husband, so it meant Vegetarian eating only. Thus Satay at Lau Pa Sat was out.
With the plan and changes there off we Left for Gardens by the Bay by 9 AM.
For That we took North East Line from Harbour Front to Dhoby Ghaut and then changed to North South line to Marina Bay. From there its a walking distance of five minutes. Though it was slightly difficult for us to find the place, but there was a gentleman who guided us well from his truck.
The Garden is just behind the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
It was pretty hot and sunny and we were really exhausted by the time we reached Gardens by the bay. We had to walk a lot further to reach its Ticket counter for Audio Tour Vehicle as we had entered from Back Side end ( Other side is the ticket Counter side). But sitting in the Vehicle and going around the Garden was breezy and awesome.
The most famous is of course the Super Tree Grove . These trees with height of more than 16 Storey Building are Man Made with Real Plants creeping all over.
The OCBC Sky way, which is a walkway between two Super trees, we felt was over hyped.
They have made garden with themes, as per the population demography in Singapore. For example they have Indian Garden where in trees from Indian Subcontinent make a huge presence, similarly, Chinese Garden, Malay Garden etc.