Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Singapore Day 3

On our third day in Singapore, we went to Gardens by the Bay, Singapore's latest attraction. I thought it would be a lovely walk there especially for my mum and it was indeed quite lovely. We took the MRT there again. It's like our main mode of transport there. It was a quite a long journey there and the children were already getting restless. So in the end, we had to whip out our handphones and let them play games to occupy them. Practically everyone owns a smartphone. That is from what I observed when I ride on the MRTs. It is like a necessity and their way of life since they commute so much everyday. I see some of them listening to music, playing games or even watching dramas without a headphone, mind you!  

How not to give them our phones to play? Just looks at the man beside Elizabeth, he's also busy with his phone. LOL.
The sun wasn't so hot when we arrived. It was quite a nice stroll on the boardwalk along the Dragonfly lake towards Gardens by the Bay ticketing counter. Nice scenery for photographic spot.

This calls for a family pic but Joseph had to ruin the picture. Cheeky boy. That's the Supertree Grove at the back.

Those are the 'Supertrees' called the Silver Leaf Garden and the two conservatories are at the back of it.
Picture on the left, crossing one of the bridges with Singapore Flyer as the backdrop. Picture on the right, with Kasie my best friend of 22 years! No distance can pull us apart even though she's living in Singapore. Thanks to modern technology! Keeping in touch is so easy.
There were two conservatories, the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. But we only went in to one, the Flower Dome because I heard that it's Autumn Harvest at the Flower Dome until 27 November 2012. Check out this link for their admission fee. http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/plan-your-visit/visitor-information.html#!/hour-admission

Inside the Flower Dome. It's covered and air-conditioned. So it's like walking in Cameron Highlands. LOL.
Children so happy to take pictures with the flowers. 

It was during Halloween time so all kinds of pumpkins everywhere. Joseph so happy to be carried by Auntie Kasie.
Elizabeth so happy to find her red rose. Then enjoying sitting on fake elephants.
As it is the Flower Dome, you'll be able to see all kinds of flowers suitable for flower lovers. Places for dining are also aplenty at Gardens by the Bay so you don't have to walk far for food.  

Marina Bay Sands could be seen from the gardens.

Supertree Grove. You can see a walkway that you can walk from tree to tree. We didn't go up though as the sun was pretty hot that time.
After filling up our tummies, it was time to move on to Merlion Park. Your trip would not be complete if you don't visit the Merlion Park, so people say. To join in the crowd and make ourselves known as tourist in Singapore, we had to go to Merlion Park. Haha.

The many views around the Merlion Park. The Esplanade, Singapore Flyer and Merlion itself.
Then it was time to visit Marina Bay Sands Skypark. It's a good place to get a bird's eyeview of Singapore's skyline. Admission to the skypark is $20 for adults and $14 for kids. It's really so high up for those who have fear of heights but then the view is really beautiful. We had the day view but it should be also beautiful by night. Maybe next time we'll go at night. 

View from Marina Bay Sands Skypark. You can see Gardens by the Bay below and the ships on the sea.

The kids love the experience.

The cars look like toys and Singapore Flyer looked smaller too.

The 'durian' (Esplanade) and the Marina Bay floating platform.

You can see the Infinity Pool from here. That's the closest we can get because we cannot enter the pool area as it's just for hotel guests.

Nice view.
Inside Marina Bay Sands and the entrance to the casino. We went in the casino and walked one round just to see the environment inside.

We hanged around Marina Bay Sands and had our dinner there at their foodcourt. We already had plans to be entertained by Wonder Full, Marina Bay Sands water, light and sound show at the Event Plaza, Marina Bay Sands. They have shows at 8pm and 9.30pm. Of course we went for the 8pm one as we didn't want to go back so late considering the traveling time. Go there early to secure seats and it's best to get the seats in the middle and not too in front because there'll be fire display and you don't want to feel too much of the heat.
While waiting for the show to start, many people will start clicking their cameras for the night view.

Another angle.

The kids wants to be on camera.

The introduction..let the show begin!

Watch this short video for a brief understanding of what the show is about.

Go there to watch the whole show, I assure it's worth it and you will enjoy it just like we all did. My mum even thank me for bringing her to watch Wonder Full. That's how much she liked it. It looked like a more relaxing day with visits to Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park and Marina Bay Sands but it was a whole lot of walking actually! The children were so tired that they slept like a log and didn't want to wake up the next day. A memorable day too all in all. Day 4..we're going to the zoo!

You can read about my day 1 and day 2 here:
Singapore Day 1
Singapore Day 2


  1. What wonderful time shared with family and friends. :)

  2. The last time I visited Sg, never went to so many places for sightseeing. Now I am starting to regret..ehehhehe

  3. Wah...you visited lots of places in S'pore. Love the photos! Although I don't get to go to S'pore, looking at your photos also brighten up my day!

  4. simply adore the bird eye view. I am not sure if I can overcome the fear of height.hhahahahah



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