The opening day of the new recreational park in Singapore was last Friday, 29 June 2012. The following day was opened for public and it was our opportunity to visit the place.
Singapore named it as the "Gardens By The Bay". The name speaks for itself as it has lots and lots of tropical plants of different varieties. Located at the back of the Marina Bay Sands (MBS), it is a nice location for photography since it's facing both the MBS and Singapore Flyers.
How to Get to the Gardens By The Bay?
The place is accessible from Marina Bay MRT Station, Marina Bay Sands and Bayfront Station.
Marina Bay MRT Station - You need to exit at the EXIT A and walk your way to the place.
Bayfront Station - At this station, look for the EXIT B.
Marina Bay Sands - Go to the Marina Expo and climb at the overpass going to the gardens.
Check this map to see the whole view: Gardens By The Bay Map
How much is the Entrance Fee?
Some of the amenities are free for public viewing but the best attractions have their respective fees.
The opening hours is:
Bay South Garden - 05:00am to 02:00am daily
Cooled Conservatories and OCBC Skyway - 09:00am to 09:00pm daily.
These are the places with Entrance Fees:
Check out the prevailing rates here. Gardens By The Bay rates and hours of Admission.
When is the best time to visit the Gardens By The Bay?
For me, I recommend that you go there at 4pm as the sun's heat is not that intense. This time, you can take photos of the different views of the place with the sun's light source.
Once approaches the sunset, the place transforms into a colorful beautiful light displays from all over the place. This is what I like most. Change your camera settings to night mode and it will capture the beautiful structures of the Garden's by the Bay with their lights on. Superb!