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
This place is described as a “horticultural sanctuary in the heart of the city” as can be seen in its official website here.
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.
Attractions include the following:
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.
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.”
This magnificent structure was made open to the public in October 2011.
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).