Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Singapore, Malaysia

Gardens by the Bay

address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
supertrees-ocbc-skyway-Gardens-by-the-Bay-Singapore.jpg, The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered
OCBC skybridge and the supertrees
The gardens by the bay is a new park (opened in June 2012) on recclaimed land just behind Marina Bay Sands including the amazing architectural structures of the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees".

The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.
The most prominent feature are the 50m high solar-powered "supertrees" at the Supertree Grove.  Two of the larger Supertrees are connected by the OCBC Skyway, a sky bridge for visitor to enjoy an aerial view of the park. The supertrees are especially impressive at night with a light and music show (OCBC Garden Rhapsody).

The Bay South Garden hosts two architecturally impressive bio domes, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, as conservatories featuring plants from tropical and mediterranean region.
 

Entrance Fees:
The access to the Outdoor Gardens in Bay South is free.

  One Conser-vatory Two Conser-vatories OCBC Skyway Garden Cruiser
Adult (S$12*) S$28 ($S20*) S$5 ($S5*) S$5 ($S5*)
Senior Citizen
(≥ 60 years old)
( S$8*) S$28 ($S15*) S$5 ($S5*) S$5 ($S5*)
Child
(3 - 12 years old)
(S$8*) S$15 ($S12*) S$5 ($S3*) S$5 ($S3*)

*Singapore citizens, permanent residents and those living in Singapore, including holders of employment passes, work permits or dependent passes


Opening Hours:
Bay South Outdoor Gardens:
Opens 5:00 AM - 2:00 AM daily

Ticketing Hub:
Day Pass: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM daily
Annual Pass: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily

Cooled Conservatories:
Opens 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily
Last ticket sale at 8:00 PM daily
Last admission at 8:30 PM daily

OCBC Skyway:
Opens 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily
Monday - Friday
Last ticket sale at 8:00 PM
Last admission at 8:30 PM
Weekends & Public Holidays
Last ticket sale at 7:00 PM
Last admission at 7:30 PM


 

Links:

official website


How to get to the Gardens by the Bay:
The closest MRT station is "Bayfront" (CE1, Circle Line), take exit B and follow the underground linkay to the Dragonfly Bridge that leads into the Gardens.
From Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre you can walk to the Gardens using the Lions Bridge on Level 4 which connects to the Dragonfly Bridge into Bay South Garden.

Gardens by the Bay model
model of Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay
the model is can visited free of charge at the Singapore City Gallery


Dragonfly Bridge, Gardens by the Bay
Dragonfly Bridge, connecting Marina Bay Sands with the Gardens by the Bay


view to Marina Bay Sands
view to Marina Bay Sands
 


The Cloud Forest and Flower Dome
the conservatories of the Cloud Forest (left) and Flower Dome
(photo taken from Wikipedia)

 



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