Thursday, 30 August 2012

Gardens by the Bay!

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Hi there! Can you guess where we are? Yes, I know we are sitting in front of a fountain. The fountain is at the Gardens by the Bay! I had read that the aim of this place is "to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city". It's funny that at the same time they are destroying the forests in my neighbourhood... But anyway, let me show you some pictures I took on our little excursion.

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Here you can see the Supertree Grove from the ground. There are lots of different plants growing on the Supertrees. The Supertrees have electronic stuff inside them so they can pretend to be real trees.

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I believe many real trees can grow to be that big and tall if people just left them alone!

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Here is a big sculpture of a crocodile. Can you see what's on its back?

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Yes! Lots of little baby crocodiles! Isn't it clever?

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These are lion sculptures that they had all along the walls.

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They are really quite big.

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It felt like being a Christian in the Colosseum.

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This is my little sister resting. It was a hot day and we did a lot of walking.

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And now here's the view from the top of the Supertree Grove. This is about 50 metres or 160 feet above the ground. See how tiny the people down below are?

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And here you can see the Skyway. It's like a long bridge at the top for people to walk on. You get to it by taking a lift. At night the Supertrees put on a light and music show, but we didn't stay for that.

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There are a lot of things you can't do on the Skyway. That includes leaning, jumping, running, littering and wearing high heels. These three are my favourite though.

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Here I am walking on the Skyway, holding on to my hand straps and belongings. My Mom was taking my picture so she didn't hold on to me.

And now here are some pictures of the plants I saw there. Some of them, like the little pink ones, were just part of the grass, but they were so pretty. Isn't nature wonderful!

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  1. Looks like it was a fun day! Your flower pictures are so sweet. Those Supertrees are pretty interesting, but I agree with you - Nature does it best, and we should be preserving real trees, not trying to create fake ones!

  2. I agree. It looks like fun! I love the pride of Lions!

  3. I cannot believe this exists, I have never heard of it! it is amazing , I am so glad you had the time to visit! the super-trees are unbelievable, it is beyond my dreams! I hope you'll have the chance to go again!

  4. Great shots & u guys look like u had a great time. Awesome as they may be, those trees ain't real. Do u hve pics of the "real" forests that u say are are in yr neighborhood? Have they been destroyed yet? How sad.

  5. Awesome pictures! This place looks so fun, especially the skywalk! We do need to leave nature along and let it be beautiful.


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