Last Tuesday, Jen, Dawn, Marie and I finally made it to the famous Gardens by the Bay, which was incredibly impressive even for someone who doesn't know too much about flowers. The cab driver told us that the gardens contained over 70,000 types of vegetation. Jen and I focused on redeeming our Groupon to see the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest conservatories. The Flower Dome featured gardens from around the world, including some crazy Baobab trees (from Australia, if I recall correctly) that inspired the Supertrees that they illuminated each night. The Cloud Forest was undisputedly my favorite- despite the humid moistness was frizzing my hair beneath its braids. It featured a 35 meter high man made waterfall covered with a variety of orchards and ferns, which you could explore from the inside on multiple levels- I've never seen anything like it.
Waterfall at the cloud forest
We finished those gardens just in time for the simultaneously futuristic and tribal Supertree sound and light show- it felt like a cross between the Lion King and Star Trek. Tomorrow, I'm meeting Lauren, Daly (my dumpling friend) and some fellowship people for wine and cheese inside one of the Supertrees! So pumped- Lauren went last month and said she felt like she was inside a James Bond movie.
|Alissa jumping up and down- blur of excitement!|
|Katie, Dawn and Alissa in the infinity pool|
|Most of the Marina Bay Sands crowd- some of the boys were still having fun in the room|