Wildlife and Gardens

Take a Walk in the Clouds at the Cloud Forest in the Garden By the Bay

If you have a bit of an idea of natural life in New Zealand or South Africa, you would laugh at the idea of man-made tropical jungle in the middle of the Singapore. But, the whole experience turns “a walk in the clouds” the moment you enter the marvel of the contemporary world and architectural beauty, the Cloud Forest. At SSA, we already are in the awe of the Garden By The Bay, and have wallowed in the beauty of the fascinating mix of gardens and lakes.
The_Fall_in_the_Cloud_Forest,_Gardens_by_the_Bay,_Singapore_-_20120617-01However, given the charismatic charm of the Cloud Forest, it would be a complete injustice if we do not sing a pious to this panoramic place. It is hard to feel any sense of awe for this fascinating dome without entering into it. You will be lost in the clouds as soon as you will reach at the doorsteps of the dome. Cloud_Forest,_Gardens_by_the_Bay,_Singapore_-_20120617-05Enter the Cloud Forest and you will be entering into the mystically veiled world of mist. The Cloud Forest is a climate-controlled dome, which showcases a man-made mountain. The temperature of the dome the cool and moist conditions of tropical mountains usually found at the 2000m above sea level.IMG_1096Like any other dome at the Garden By The Bay, you will get to see the flowers, trees, plants and all, but in the Cloud Forest things are much more spectacular as the plants are grown on a little mountain. The main attraction of the Cloud Forest is a man-made waterfall, which is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall consisting the height of 35 meters.Cloud_Forest,_Gardens_by_the_Bay,_Singapore_-_20120617-04The Cloud Forest is designed to give you a completely different feel of the unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests and the environmental threats they face within the nine unique zones of this Conservatory. Take in breathtaking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems.Cloud_Forest,_Gardens_by_the_Bay,_Singapore_-_20120617-03The incredible structure of a 115ft tall indoor waterfall gives you a mesmeric feel. You can literally stand under it and submerge in the magical splash of the crashing down waters. In a moment, you will be teleported into the middle of the natural forest. The dome has an elevator that would take you up to the top of the waterfall. img_7779It will bring you to a mossy, ferny “lost world” garden, where two walkways await your arrival to take you go around the waterfall. You literally will be lost in a different world on the way down through the series of huge skyways that provide a series of spectacular views, both of the mountain and itself, as well as the rest of the landscape. cloud-forest-03Spread across 0.8 Hectares of areas, the Clod Forest covers 153,000m² of areas in total. 2,577 glass panels of 690 different shapes and sizes were needed to cover the whole 12,000m2 surface areas of the dome. The Cloud Forest is divided into 9 different zones/garden areas, which includes the Lost World, the Cloud Walk, the Crystal Mountain, and the Tree Top Walk among others.

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