Gardens by the Bay
The future has landed. The futuristic Gardens by the Bay (gardensbythebay.com.sg) propels botany into the 21st century with hi-tech design and innovation. Costing $1 billion and sprawling across 101ha of reclaimed land, Gardens by the Bay is more than just a mindclearing patch of green. A fantasyland of space-age biodomes, “supertrees” and whimsical sculptures, it’s a masterpiece of urban planning – as thrilling to architecture buffs as it is to nature lovers.
You’ll be gawking at more than 800 species of aquatic creatures at the world’s biggest aquarium (rwsentosa.com). Its curious cast includes giant spider crabs and freaky anglerfish. S.E.A. Aquarium is a sprawling, stateof-the-art complex that recreates 49 aquatic habitats found between South-East Asia, Australia and Africa. The Open Ocean habitat is especially spectacular – its 36m-long, 8.3m-high viewing panel is the world’s largest.
Right beside the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, this new blockbuster wildlife park (riversafari.com.sg) recreates the habitats of seven worldfamous rivers. The Mekong River and Amazon Flooded Forest exhibits are impressive, their epic aquariums rippling with giant catfish and stingrays, electric eels, red-bellied