The Gardens By the Bay are a giant park in the heart of Singapore. It includes two domed botanical gardens, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. The Flower Dome was okay. The Cloud Forest was really neat:
The center of the Dome is essentially a man made mountain that you can walk around and inside on walkways. Also there is a waterfall. The whole dome is a Cloud Forest which in nature occur only at very specific elevations and shelter about 1/3 of all endemic mammals birds and frogs. There’s also a ton of endemic (endemic means only found only in one region and nowhere else, dogs are not endemic, Koalas are.) plants native to cloud forests. They’re also quite fragile so part of the point of Singapore’s cloud forest is to tell us that they’re in danger so we can all feel bad and then be helpless to sway politicians towards any meaningful action.
It’s very pretty inside.
There were Lego flowers for some reason.
The dome itself looks really neat from the inside.
And I got some pictures of the waterfall cascading out of the pipes that I think are disorienting and make it look like the water is flowing sideways that I’m quite pleased with.
9/10 Singapores would visit again.