Visited the highly hyped Gardens by the Bay not-so-recently. Snapped a multitude of photos and for the sake of blogging and then sun pian fish for compliments, here is a truckload of nature.
First conservatory is called Forest Cloud (or some random fancy sounding name).
Seriously, I don't know how tourists in Singapore survive. Entry to the conservatories are $25. Big kachings Tourism Singapore is making.
I obviously do not know the names of the plants, much less the scientific names. So I'll just caption them the way a layperson would :D
Super cute alien with gigantic brains orchid.
Batik preen orchids.
Look like evil baby (hands cupped in glee type) nested in cot flower something.
Man-made waterfalls that greet you as you enter the conservatory. This one is supposed to mimic a higher ground/montane plants. So flowers you usually oooh and aaah in Cameron Highlands, now no need to travel all the way up (and risking your lives if you're taking a bus) liaw.
Singapore is really amazing. Anything and everything they can come up with something man-made. Man-made waterfalls, man-made mountains, man-made beaches, the list goes on and on....
Beautiful rose gardens. In all shapes and shades.
Fascinating leaves with a suede-like texture.
Then into the second conservatory, Flower Dome, which admittedly has more stuff to see (but my camera started dying out, so only a handful of photos).
Cute little flower buds facing all directions.
Massive display of beautiful flowers.
Towering supertrees around the gardens
View of the two conservatories from atop the super tree.
See, in a garden also die die must have man-made trees ;)
Digressing, without intent to insult/taunt anyone, I have lost some weight, 2kgs to be exact. My waist reached an all-new low 25". Don't know whether to feel happy or worried. Hmm.