Marina Gardens By The Bay: Cloud Forest
Singapore's Marina Gardens by the Bay offers a lot of great things that will surely make your trip worthwhile. In my visit to the Cloud forest; it's like stepping out of the concrete jungle and getting into a realm high in the mountains. A place where you can learn about rare plants and their fast-disappearing environment. It's like taking in a breathtaking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems that disappear into the clouds.
|Marina Gardens By The Bay - Cloud Forest|
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With it's cool atmosphere, you will surely love walking around the dome and discover different species of plants that has been beautifully displayed all over the place.
Here's one of the most amazing thing that i saw during my visit in the Cloud Forest. These are plants that are made up of Lego or blocks. I was really amazed upon seeing this beautiful creation. It looks like a real plant from afar but once you look at it closely, you'll discover how beautiful this piece of art is.
Take a walk up to the highest point of the mountain, which replicates the cloud forest vegetation at around 2,000m above sea level. This is where you can also enjoy fantastic views of the Marina Bay waterfront. Look out for carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and the Venus Fly-catcher, against a carpet of delicate ferns and moss.
I really had a great time wandering around the dome especially when you have this view. Beautiful view, great landscape and cool weather. What more could you ask for? hehe
Make your way down to the plateau below via the Cloud Walk, which takes you outside the mountain for a closed-up view of the of epiphytes plant species that clad the side of the mountain.
Caves are a common occurrence inside mountains. Step into the Crystal Mountain Cave where you will be surrounded by the many interesting shapes of real stalactites and stalagmites. Learn about geology, how the continents formed, the age of earth, and the importance of fossils in understanding our planet’s past.
Just before the tour around the Dome is done, you will go through their secret garden. Go on a stroll through a gorge that will take you close to plants that belong to families that were once growing in abundance on earth, yet are increasingly rare today. You'll not see just plants but also wood carvings that is intricately made.
It was surely a great experience for me to visit this wonderful conservatory; a nice place to explore more of the world's rare plants and experience a lot of things that will make you realize how wonderful our world really is.