Gardens by the Bay ❤

**This is the continuation post from the Marina Bay Sands post.. =) 

We headed to Gardens by the Bay after that.  We just strolled only 3/4 of the garden because we were pretty tired after walking whole day in Marina Bay Sands.

Let my photos do the talking alright? Cause I am too lazy to pen down the long post about Gardens by the Bay since most of you went to Singapore before. 

A short information on the history of Gardens by the Bay. 

Gardens by the Bay brings to life NParks' vision of creating a City in a Garden. The Gardens captures the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City with the perfect environment in which to live and work - making Singapore a leading global city of the 21st century.

In January 2006, an international master plan design competition was launched to seek world-class design ideas for Gardens by the Bay. It drew more than 70 entries submitted by 170 firms, from over 24 countries, including 35 from Singapore.

An 11-member Jury comprising local and international experts shortlisted eight teams and two winners were announced in September 2006; namely Grant Associates for Bay South and Gustafson Porter for Bay East, both from the UK. A decision was made to develop Bay Central later.

A public exhibition of the master plan concepts and models of the winning teams was held in September 2006 at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Over 10,000 people visited the exhibition and over 700 gave their feedback. An overwhelming majority 85% of those surveyed liked the features in the master plans and over 97% said they would visit the gardens.

Bay South Gardens broke ground in November 2007, signalling the commencement of the Gardens’ development. Subsequently, development of Bay East Gardens also commenced. It was developed as an interim garden to be used as a staging site for some of the rowing and canoeing events of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in August 2010. Following the YOG, Bay East underwent reinstatement works and was open to the public in October 2011.

A special preview of parts of Bay South Gardens, including the Flower Dome, was held in November 2011 in conjunction with the World Orchid Conference (WOC). Some 300,000 members of the public visited both WOC and Bay South Gardens.

A photo of myself taken in Heritage Garden.

Heritage Garden was the only place I went that day because I was too tired to walk anymore. :P The Heritage Gardens is a collection of four themed gardens that will take you through the history and culture of Singapore’s three main ethnic groups and colonial past. 

As you walk through each garden, discover the stories of the contribution from different ethnic groups towards Singapore’s formation. The Malay Garden, ‘a Reflection of Community,’ stresses the role of edible fruits and medicinal plants used by the local Malay population, while the Colonial Garden, ‘a Reflection of Ambition’, covers issues like plant transportation and profitable crops that have shaped Singapore’s history and economy.

Outfit of the day - Top to toe from F21. 

My cousin and aunty. =)

Last but not least, a photo of my cousin and I. ❤

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