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Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay is worth a day trip. See the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome if you want to see specialised flowers in climate controlled domes (which I highly recommend). Otherwise, the Gardens are a huge park, perfect for families, for picnics and for a day out. Often they’ll host events, like festivals, concerts or Christmas markets. It’s well cared for and iconic Singapore. 

Suggested itinery; train to Marina Bay Sands, grab a bite to eat in the shopping and food precinct therein. Maybe go ice skating too! Hit Gardens by the Bay, perhaps prebuy tickets to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest to avoid the queues. Definitely wear your walking shoes and stay hydrated, you’ll cover a lot of land today. Finish off at the Marina Bay Sands skypark  (heads up,  there’s an entry fee) and catch the sunset over Singapore. 

Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

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Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands Skypark is a must do in Singapore.  You’ll get unparalleled views of the Harbour and surrounds- the sea, the port, gardens by the bay, the central business district, the suburbs. 

I highly recommend you time your trip to be at the Skypark at sunset. That’s when you get majestic skies and the city lights twinkle and awaken. If you wait even longer, you’ll get a light show on the Harbour (but I disappeared before then to grab a bit to eat). 

The Skypark itself runs like a machine. It costs about $26SGD per person to get to the top, and you’ll find it can get very crowded up there. There are trinkets and food/drinks available up there but if you don’t want to be hit by tourist prices for a meager hot dog, then eat before you go. 

There’s always the option of having dinner up there, but reserve a place as I don’t think they take walk ins and it gets filled pretty quickly. Also, don’t expect to be anywhere near the famed infinity pool. Lastly, the queues to leave are long and windy as there are only 2 lifts available up to the SkyPark, so leave yourself a loose schedule because you could be waiting a while to get down. 

All in all, the experience is worth it. The panoramic views are breathtaking and the rest of the experience is just incidental.

Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.