Discover Marina Bay and Gardens by the bay - Singapore
There comes a time in every vacation where you want to just take a moment and relax. With the numerous activities you have done throughout your stay, your body begins to tell you to take it slow, for even just a minute, to appreciate the vicinity that silently passes you by. In Singapore, there are two beautiful areas wherein you can definitely stray away from the fast pace of the city. Enveloped by the soothing sounds of the waves and a gorgeous view of Singapore’s river, the marina bay is the best place to get a glimpse of the island’s good side.
This body of water gives visitors the breath of fresh air they need and provide them with various sites that makes the stroll from one end to the other worthwhile. From here, travelers can visit the merlion, a half mermaid-half lion 70-tonne statue or view Singapore’s landscape by hopping on a jetty and take a nice relaxing ride on its waters; but for an aerial view, you can get on the Singapore Flyer, and take the perfect shot as you ascend to the top.
For a more floral experience the Gardens by the Bay is located nearby. This amazing venue seamlessly intertwines architecture and Mother Nature’s creation in 250 acres of land. They are divided into different themes but the most popular ones would be the flower dome, which houses plants found in the Mediterranean, and the Supertree Grove, where marvelous tree-like structures tower those who just happen to walk by.
Trip Guru suggests that you visit these places at night, when they light up the waters and the sky with beautiful colors and music. To get here, you can take the MRT and alight at City Hall, Raffles Place, and Marina Bay Stations or the Promenade and Esplanade Stations on Circle Line. The garden is a walking distance from the bay, and is open from 5:00AM-2:00AM for the outdoor gardens, and 9:00AM-9:00PM for the rest. Entrance is free but it will cost around $28/15 adult/child for two conservatories and $5 for the skyway.