Today is my last full day in Singapore… :( In order to get the most out of my day and still get a chance to head to the pool in the afternoon, I started my day early. After breakfast I headed out to Gardens By The Bay, been here quite a few times at this point. I was going back again today into the to explore the two domes that sit at the edge of the park by the water. There is a flower and cloud dome. I bought my ticket for both and headed to the flower dome. As you step into this icy cool dome you are surrounded by green with little specs of color peaking out in between the green. As you walk through this flower-ful maze you take a trip around the world through flowers. The dome is separated into different sections based on country. It's incredible and I have neverseen such a beautiful, elaborate selection of flowers all collected in one place. There were also many flowers that I had never seen before and couldn't even have imagined that they existed.
Next I headed over to the cloud dome. I wasn't entirely sure what a cloud dome entailed, I mean clouds? In a dome? I don’t know about that one… I'm not entirely sure what to call what stood tall and proud inside the center of the dome. It was this giant collection of plants collecting together and crawling up the side of a waterfall. As you walked into the misty room you were at awe at this whole area, as it felt as though you had entered an entirely different world. If you looked up you would see all of these little walkways that looked as through the were floating in the clouds circling around this waterfall. I kept walking and came to a set of elevators and took it up to the 6th floor, which was the way to the "Lost World". You step out of the elevator and you are in the center of this waterfall with vines and plants hanging from the structure that is holding it all together. You start at the top of the structure and then you slowly make your way down as you circle around the waterfall as you casually walk around at heights that feel as though you are soaring in the clouds. Eventually you end at the bottom and are taken through this underground pass that is filled with information and interactive activities. Through this an almost all the way to the end you are being filled with environmental awareness information. Discussing all those pressing topics that we hear in the news every week but also the topics that have taken up our dinners at night. At the end there is this giant projection movie on the side of a wall that shows what will happen to our planet by 2100 if the temperature rises 5 degrees. Essentially our plant will become nothing but a dried piece of dirt that cannot sustain life… quite concerning but they emphasize that if we act now we may still be able to save our planet. I love these types of things I think it's incredibly interesting, scary but interesting.
Next, I wandered through the side of the park thatI hadn't visit yet. It was cool because the whole area was incredibly quite so it just felt as though it was me wandering through this nothing but green park. Surrounded by flowers and animal plant structures. Once I was done wandering around and seeing the last of the park I headed over to the Art Science Museum, which sits right on the bay. It is that incredibly cool and fascinating building that looks like a blooming flower, well that's at least what it looks like to me.
Here there is one gallery that is the museums and then two others that are from outside incorporations. The museums own gallery is free for admission when you buy a ticket to one or both of the other galleries. Before I bought my ticket I checked out what type of displays each other the galleries were and eventually decided to just buy one ticket, simply because this one gallery was more for my taste than the other one.
After browsing around for a little I left the cool air conditioned building and headed into the humid heat of the early afternoon. At this point I was feeling a little hunger in my belly so I headed decided it was time for some of the fresh fruit I had snagged from breakfast that was keeping cool in the mini bar in my hotel. Which paired perfectly with a little time by the pool.
Had some delicious authentic thai food for dinner at this little shop on a side road, followed by some absolutely, amazing, to die for handmade coconut ice cream. The perfect ending to a wonderful trip! It's been such an amazing adventure and being able to see so much of what Singapore has to offer was wonderful!
Hopefully one day I'll be back again.
Goodnight loves Xoxo