Gardens by the Bay (Singapore): tips for visiting

To visit the Gardens by the Bay is to visit one of Singapore’s great must-sees. This immense 101-hectare urban natural park is home to more than 500,000 species of plants. It is a magical place to visit during the day, but also at nightfall to see the magnificent Garden Rhapsody show. See everything you can see at Gardens by the Bay so you don’t miss a thing on your trip to Singapore.

  1. Tips for visiting 👍
  2. Cloud Forest 🌿
  3. Flower Dome 🌸
  4. Floral Fantasy 🌺
  5. OCBC Skyway 🌳
  6. Garden Rhapsody show 🤩
  7. Supertree Observatory 💫
  8. What else to visit? 🌟
  9. Sleep with a splendid view of the Gardens of the Bay 📍
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Tips for Visiting Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Tickets. Combo tickets include entry to the following locations: Cloud Forest, Flower Dome and Floral Fantasy (see entry ticket prices here). The visit is well worth it! In order to get on OCBC Skyway, you have to take other tickets. Discover more information about each of these places below.

Best time to visit Gardens by the Bay. The times when there are the most visitors to the Jardins de la Baie are Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Mornings, almost every day of the week, are much quieter.

A little cold. The interiors are rather very air-conditioned. Moreover, this is the case almost everywhere in Singapore. If you fear the cold, take a small scarf or extra clothing with you.

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Cloud Forest

Discover the magnificent waterfall and lush vegetation of Cloud Forest! This is definitely one of the most impressive places to visit at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. You feel like you’re in another dimension.

Flower Dome

In this huge air-conditioned greenhouse, you will discover magnificent exotic plants from all over the world. It is a very good and pleasant moment to experience during a trip to Singapore. Entrance tickets often include a visit to the Flower Dome (see prices here).

Illuminations. If you want to visit the Gardens by the Bay, you can come after dark, even for the interior visit. Because everything lights up at nightfall, and it’s also very pretty to see. On the other hand, it is at this time that there are the most visitors, because many travelers come to see the Garden Rhapsody show (see below), and take the opportunity to visit the interiors of the Gardens by the Bay.

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Floral Fantasy

Colorful flowers, waterfalls, poisonous frogs… You will love this visit! The exhibitions vary according to the seasons. It is possible to visit Floral Fantasy without visiting Cloud Forest or Flower Dome (choose entrance tickets). Nevertheless, it is rather a complementary visit to the Cloud Forest and Flore Dome.

OCBC Skyway

Thanks to this footbridge, you can walk between these fantastic trees! If you are going to visit the Gardens by the Bay, you can climb this walkway to discover the beauty of this magical place from another angle.

Good to know! Tickets for OCBC Skyway are sold separately from other tickets. In addition, you can only buy them once on site, and in cash.

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Garden Rhapsody Show

What show! It is a truly magical moment that you are going to experience. During your trip to Singapore, when you visit the Gardens by the Bay, do not miss this spectacle. You will love this moment that will make this trip unforgettable.

When? The Garden Rhapsody show takes place every day at dusk, and twice a day. You can check the timetables on this site. It is for this reason that travelers prefer to visit Gardens by the Bay after dark.

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Supertree Observatory

360 degree view! This is another place you can visit at Gardens by the Bay. From Supertree Observatory, you can discover a magnificent view of the Gardens by the Bay, but also other places and monuments of Singapore such as the Marina Bay Sands hotel, for example.

Tip. Supertree Observatory is not necessarily the best place to visit, or at least it is not a must. You can consider visiting Supertree Observatory on a second trip to Singapore. On a first trip, OCBC Skyway is definitely a better option for the exterior visit, and Cloud Forest and Flower Dome for the interior visit (buy the tickets to save time).

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OCBC Skyway

How to visit the Gardens by the Bay for free?

In addition to the magnificent Garden Rhapsody show, which takes place every day (free), you can also enjoy several large spaces of the Gardens by the Bay for free. So, if you are going to visit the Gardens by the Bay, here are the free places not to be missed.

  • Bay East Garden
  • Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lake
  • Active Garden
  • Far East Organization Children’s Garden
  • Heritage GardensSerene Garden
  • Sun Pavilion
  • Supertree Grove
  • The Canyon
  • World of Plants

All these spaces are free to access. You can walk there for free while having a nice view of the fantastic trees of the Gardens by the Bay. Discover more information on the official website of the Gardens by the Bay of Singapore.

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Gragonfly Bay

Hotels with a view of the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

There are few hotels that enjoy an unobstructed view of the Gardens by the Bay. The rates for these accommodations are higher than average. Nevertheless, the view and the service are also there.

Among these hotels there is of course the famous one: Marina Bay Sands. This hotel is known for its infinity pool which is located at the very top of this impressive skyscraper facing Marina Bay. Some of the rooms directly overlook the Gardens of the Bay! You can therefore enjoy the magic of this unmissable place in Singapore directly from your room. Wonderful!

Another hotel also enjoys a view of the Gardens by the Bay: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. This hotel is located on the other side of Marina Bay. Thanks to this location, some rooms have an unobstructed view of both the Gardens of the Bay, but also of Marina Bay, and in particular the Marina Bay Sands hotel (which we mentioned just above).

hotel view gardens by the bay

In order to visit the Gardens by the Bay of Singapore, plan several hours and at least one visit among these 3 places: Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, Floral Fantasy. A walk on the OCBC Skyway can complete this visit. As night falls, don’t miss the magnificent Garden Rhapsody show. You will love this tour, that’s for sure.

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