Enter the Cloud Forest, a mysterious world shrouded in mist. Enjoy stunning mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden flower gems. And learn about rare plants and their rapidly disappearing environment.
The Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore's most impressive attractions. This magnificent greenhouse-like glass dome can be seen from miles away and is just as stunning on the inside as it is on the outside. This massive climate-controlled dome features a circular walkway and one of the world's tallest indoor waterfalls that descends from a height of more than 30 meters.
Singapore is a hot country all year round, so a visit here is more than just a great way to cool off. Thanks to air conditioning, chilled blasts of steam and refreshing waterfalls, the temperature within Singapore's Cloud Forest is kept low to mimic the humid and humid conditions found in misty tropical mountains from 900 to 2,700 meters above sea level.
When you enter a closed door, you will most likely have to reach for a jacket instead of a fan. The jet of air created by the enormous waterfall hits you first, and you'll usually be blown away as soon as you step inside. Take the elevator upwards to begin your descent on the descending ramp, circling in and out of the main center column.
Tropical flowers and vegetation change as you descend, mimicking how it does at different altitudes. The moss-covered 'lost world' at the top has a lotus pond, and along the way, there is a display of stalactites and stalagmites, an educational theater, and a plethora of lilies, orchids, pitcher plants, sunflowers, and tassel ferns.
Even if you're not a big fan of flowers, a visit to the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay is a must – purely to admire the stunning architecture, which consists of massive glass panels set within a massive steel lattice. No visible concrete columns. Cloud Forest's sister, Flower Dome, is the world's largest columnless greenhouse.
The Flower Dome also forms a pair of giant artificial structures at Gardens by the Bay. Admission to Cloud Forest and Flower Dome costs S$28 for adults and S$15 for children between 3 and 12 years old.
The thing that you should not miss when visiting the Cloud Forest is the refreshing mist of the waterfall. High in the tropical mountains, plants absorb refreshing mists and abundant rainfall, releasing water gradually to create a constant and long-lasting supply of the soil beneath to support more plants!
You also can't miss the interesting plants on the walls that are planted very beautifully. Our mountains are densely planted with dazzling orchids, delicate ferns, colorful bromeliads, dazzling begonias and carnivorous pitcher plants. All of these are epiphytic and live on top of other plants in nature.
Did you know the Tassel Fern (Huperzia squarrosa) is a plant related to ferns, reproducing by tiny spores that are carried by the wind.
The appearance of the Pitcher Plant's Leaf can also steal your attention and can even trick you. With its cup-like shape it may look very harmless, but it actually attracts, kills, and digests the insects and small animals that roam within it.