SINGAPORE: Over 70,000 people visited Gardens by the Bay in the first two days of its opening, and the management team of Singapore's newest attraction is stepping up efforts to handle the crowds.The management is mobilising more than extra 300 volunteers to control the overwhelming crowd.
Spanning 101 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. This $1 billion superpark houses over a quarter of a million rare plants and is just a five-minute walk from the city. Less than a five-minute walk away from Marina Bay, this superpark is split into three waterfront gardens: Bay South and Bay East, with Bay Central connecting the two.
Bay South is the largest waterfront garden, is where you find impressive-looking Supertrees. These are 16-storey tall vertical gardens that give you a bird eye view of the entire gardens. Also functional, they collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as venting ducts for the parks conservatory.
The cooled conservatory complex here is another highlight, offering a reprieve from the tropical heat and a taste of the Mediterranean climate. At the same time, you can study the varied international plant species like baobabs, bottle trees, olive trees and date palms.
Bay East is a unique mix of pretty pavilions, lush lawns, tropical palm trees and natural blossoms of all kinds, perfect for an evening stroll or a picnic with family and friends. It also offers an amazing view of the Marina Bay financial district skyline along its two kilometre waterfront promenade.