When I got back from my Singapore trip in March I was boasting about how good my photos were so naturally my friend wanted me to back up my statement and show her. Bursting with joy I happily opened my laptop and my lightroom catalogue with her. Which was the moment I realised I pretty much only took photos of plants… and she wasn’t a plant person.
If that sounds like you then you might be more interested in this blog post HERE which covers the travel side of my Singapore trip and has ‘less’ plants.
This blog post is for my fellow plant people.
SUPER TREES at Gardens by the Bay
Seriously, nothing beats seeing these in person. Even if you’ve trolled insta looking at pictures of it before your trip like I did, it still blows you away. It is a huge tourist attraction so there are enormous crowds that visit this, avoids the crowds by going in the early morning.
My first visit was on Saturday night to see them lit up (yes I visited them multiple times) and was gobsmacked by the number of tourists there. There was one point that it felt like a football stadium empting after a game. So the next morning I came back at 8am and had the entire place to myself.
Apart from the obvious large attractions there is also a huge amount of impressive plants sitting around unnoticed by most of the tourists. I definitely got wrapped up in all the details in every little corner. Probably the best part about travelling solo was I had the freedom to stay as long as I wanted without worrying about someone getting bored of looking at every.single. plant. with me.
Cloud Forrest left me absolutely speechless. I probably did the most instastories I've ever done one in one day here. I’m sure the average person would spend about an hour walking the loop but I took my sweet time taking in everything I possibly could. I stood to the side and just let people pass me on the pathway so I could sit back and emerse myself in present moment taking in all the senses.
FLOWER DOME at Gardens by the Bay
I'd suggest visiting Flower Dome first before Cloud Forrest as Cloud Forrest set the bar incredibly high for me. I was drawn more the cactus and succulents however there was sections of species from every corner of the world here. Felt a little strange looking at the Australian section and seeing a grass tree bigger than I've ever seen back home. I forgot to take a picture of it on my camera because I was too busy snapchatting this random grasstree on steroids to everyone. Plus a million tourists in Flower Dome as it was Sunday afternoon by this stage.
I've got another post about my Singapore trip if you want to know about:
- Thoughts on my first solo travel.
- My airbnb tours / experiences
you can read about it HERE.