@ Gardens by the Bay - Christmas Wonderland 2015: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
How to get there: Take the MRT and alight at Bayfront MRT station. Follow the signs pointing to the Gardens by the Bay and voila!
We've heard so much about Christmas Wonderland (26 Nov 2015 to 3 Jan 2016) so it was exciting to experience it first hand this year! The atmosphere was really Christmasy and awesome. Put the cottages (occupied by food and gift stall vendors), bright lights, snow (who cares if its fake?!) and happy people together, this is the probably closest you will get to how Christmas is like in the West. There are also a couple of rides for kids and also a small skating rink.
From sfar, honestly the Supertrees look alien, literally. But up close, the Supertrees would leave you in awe with their magnificence. The Supertrees 'perform' at the Garden Rhapsody show (7.45pm and 8.45pm daily) to familiar tunes carrying the mood with a play on lighting. Some of the trees are also connected by the Skywalk, which is 22-metres above ground. To get up on the Skywalk would cost $5 per entry for adults, and $3 for kids. Entry to the outdoor area of Gardens by the Bay is free or charge (opens 5am to 2am).
More about Gardens by the Bay
There are 2 conservatories - the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, which replicate different climate conditions to house countless species of flora. For tourists, tickets to both conservatories are at $28 for adults and $15 for kids. For local residents, it's $20 for adults and $12 for kids. Opening hours are from 9am to 9pm. For kids, there's also a play area for children with water sprinklers (closed on Mondays, or Tuesdays if Monday is a public holiday).
There are a number of dining options too. Indochine for instance, sits on the top of a Supertree, giving you a beautiful view of the park and even Marina Bay Sands. Apart from the indoor restaurant, there is also a rooftop bar above it. and With the park spanning 250 acres of land, you could plan to stay a full day in this beautiful park in the city!
Oh, and Merry Christmas! :)
*A shoutout of thanks for our good friends at Slake (www.slake.sg) for the awesome beef wrap. While the others have beers and sodas, Slake's the only place where you can get a healthy cold-pressed juice (www.juixup.sg)!*
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