It's my second day in Singapore, yey! We visited Marina Gardens By The Bay. Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.The largest of the three gardens is Bay South Garden, standing at 54 hectares.
Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.
First announced to the public by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the National Day Rally in August 2005, Gardens by the Bay is intended to become Singapore's premier urban outdoor recreation space, and a national icon.
An international competition for the design of the master plan, held in January 2006, attracted more than 70 entries submitted by 170 firms from 24 countries. Two firms – Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter – were eventually awarded the master plan design for the Bay South and Bay East Gardens respectively.
|Marina Gardens By The Bay|
To explore more about Gardens by the Bay we took the 20-minute shuttle ride that will tour you around the area and explains what it is all about. It was really interesting and very informative.
|Marina Gardens By The Bay - Heritage Gardens|
|Here's a view of the Giant Trees while roaming around the garden.|
|Meet Planet, made by the British artist Marc Quinn. It is made of bronze and steel; the 7-tons, 10 m-long sculpture hides its supportive structure underground to make the sculpture seem weightless.|
|here's my favorite spot in the area, a great place to sit and relax or just lay down and enjoy the heat of the sun.|
It was a really great experience roaming and enjoying the picturesque views of the place.