Singapore's eagerly-anticipated Gardens by the Bay celebrated the official opening of the Bay South garden, following seven years of development.
The 54 hectare Bay South garden is located at Singapore's Marina Bay area and is ready for locals and tourists alike to explore.
This unique man-made botanical paradise comprises of three waterfront gardens covering - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. Bay South Garden alone houses over 2,000 species plus more than 700,000 plants from across the globe.
One of the key architectural highlights is undoubtedly Bay South's 18 man-made futuristic Supertrees, ranging from 25 - 50 metres in height. A key attraction of these giant structures is the 128-metre long aerial skywalk set amongst the treetops, 22 metres above ground, enabling visitors to take in panoramic views of the gardens and city below.
These Supertrees are a key feature of the botanical wonderland and perform a number of functions aside from generating shade. These vertical gardens collect rainwater and solar energy, which are used for small water features as well as lighting up the Supertrees respectively.
Gardens by the Bay is Singapore's newest tourist attraction showcasing the destination's continual transformation and offerings beyond its bustling urban centre.
Gardens by the Bay is open to the public from 5.00am to 2.00am daily. Opening hours for the cooled conservatories and the aerial walkway in the Supertree Grove are from 9.00am to 9.00pm daily (conditions apply).For more info on Gardens by the Bay: www.gardensbythebay.org.sg