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[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Story Challenge] G is for Gardens By the Bay Singapore

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Myra here.

It is Tuesday once again. Time for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge. Letter this week is G and so I share photographs taken by my eleven year old daughter while we were at Gardens by the Bay here in Singapore a few weeks back. I have been featuring quite a lot of photos from my recent travels, I thought that it would be nice to share pictures from home this time around.

G is for Gardens by the Bay Singapore

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This place is described as a “horticultural sanctuary in the heart of the city” as can be seen in its official website here.

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To say that the place is amazing would be an understatement. I wish our camera was powerful enough to capture the beauty of the dancing flickering lights and the imposing majesty of the entire structure. Despite this, I thought my 11 year old girl effectively managed to capture its nuanced elegance.

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Attractions include the following:

          1. Flower Dome
          2. Cloud Forest
          3. Supertree Grove
          4. Heritage Gardens
          5. Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes
          6. Bay East Garden
          7. World of Plants

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We haven’t explored much of this place as we should. We simply take photographs of the changing lights but we have not visited the flower dome or the cloud forest as yet. The links above should help anyone who may be interested to see what is in store for them if they do find the time to walk around this area.

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The history behind the creation of Gardens by the Bay is also fascinating (source here). Apparently there was an international master plan design competition to search for the most ingenious idea for this edifice. As can be seen in their website, the competition had “70 entries submitted by 170 firms, from over 24 countries, including 35 from Singapore.”

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This magnificent structure was made open to the public in October 2011.

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It has also won quite a number of awards such as the British Expertise International Award for Outstanding International Design and the RIBA International Award 2013
Royal Institute of British Architects
 just to cite a few (source here).

This is definitely a place you should visit while in Singapore. Photos are taken by my 11 year old daughter, Myka.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

6 comments on “[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Story Challenge] G is for Gardens By the Bay Singapore

  1. hi myra … fabulous night time photos of the supertree grove!!! funny, i just blogged some of mine for the architecture challenge a few days ago … singapore does excel in architecture 🙂

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  2. wonderful photos, Myra

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  3. Great photos. How wonderful to encourage your daughter in her photography…she’s well on her way!

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  4. hi Myra, your 11 year old girl Myka effectively managed to capture the elegance of the nightly garden light sculptures 🙂

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  5. Hi Myra, please let your daughter know that she did such a good job at capturing the beauty of these “trees” … Bob and i will be seeing them soon 🙂

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