Photos: Paul Lim, AsiaOne
What is green, is located on prime land and occupies 54 ha? Well, the beautiful answer is the first part of the Gardens by the Bay, which was officially opened on Friday (Jun 29).
The first part of The Gardens is now open to the public, the Bay South Garden, which cost $1 billion. It was funded by the government, and the other sections of The Gardens will open in phases.
Its highlights include the Supertrees, the Flower Dome and Cloud forest conservatories, the Heritage Gardens and World of Plants; the Dragonfly Lake.
From its opening day on Jun 29 till Jul 8, visitors to The Gardens will see a slew of activities amidst the greenery, including live concerts by Jason Mraz and homegrown Corrine May.
There will also be a three-day green fair to raise awareness for the environment that includes an outdoor movie screening, roving performances and storytelling for children.
Visitors can enter free, but certain areas like the cooled conservatories and 128m-long aerial walkway are ticketed. The Gardens is open daily from 5am to 2am.