Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is slated to be a top attraction for Gulf-based families especially with Eid vacations coming up. Visitor numbers from the region indicate the city-state as a preferred holiday destination. Gardens by the Bay spans an impressive 101 hectares and is located near Marina Bay Sands.
The city-state has already received more than 14,000 visitors from the UAE for the first quarter of 2012, an 18% increase compared to the same period in 2011. Earlier this summer, STB predicted a 20% spike in the number of Gulf visitors to Singapore.
Mohamed Hafez Marican, area director for the Middle East and Africa, STB said: “Singapore offers a multi-ethnic twist on Eid, and Gardens by the Bay is a sight that visitors will not want to miss out on.”
The super park showcases 18, massive steel ‘supertrees’ that shoot up through the foliage, illuminated. The 25- to 50-meter-tall tree-like structures, designed by landscape-architecture consultant Grant Associates, in collaboration with Wilkinson Eyre Architects, also aid in Singapore’s green initiative, collecting rainwater, generating solar power, and acting as venting ducts for the park’s conservatory.
The billion-dollar Gardens exhibit more than 220,000 plants from every continent except Antarctica, with 163,000 plants of more than 200 species of bromeliads, orchids, ferns, and tropical climbing flowers. The Gardens also offer the Harry Potter Exhibition as well as the joyride in the Cable Car’s Angry Birds cabins. Until December 2012, avid fans of the game can also unleash their creative talents in workshops, play at interactive game stations, and dine on eccentric Angry Birds meals.