|We head back to the city for the weekend as a family of four!|
|View of Newton Food Centre from the fly-over|
Newton Food Centre
|Inside the Food Centre|
|I loved taking pictures of the curve|
on the building....be prepared to see
it a few more times :)
So, Gardens by the Bay is an area that is promoted as a green space for all to share. It's this big area in the city with so many different kinds of gardens....Chinese gardens, Malay gardens, Thai gardens, children's gardens, water park, etc.
I have to say, the trees were so fun to look at! They can get as tall as about 150 feet and have living plants growing up their sides. There are solar cells in them that collect solar power through the day to help power them at night. There is a walkway that you can pay a little and then walk between some of the SuperTrees.
Okay...we went through the gardens and made it to one of the two domes. Gardens by the Bay is free, but entrance to the two domes cost about $30 Sing per adult and $15 per child. The domes were advertised as "Cooled Observatories" ... a big selling point when it's like 100 degrees with 90% humidity. We walked through the doors and all said, "Aaahhhhhhhhhhhh" ~ it was nice and cool!!!
|The kids are on the left side getting wet....refreshing after the heat outside|
This Boy...😂😂😂....fits right in. It was about this point in our day that my camera beeped at me to let me know that my card was full. Okay, no biggie...I learned from a previous trip that I need to always have a back-up, or two. So, I pull out the spare card, load it in and turn the camera back on. I take one picture and then it beeps at me again. What?! Oh no....the battery was almost exhausted. Oy! I didn't bring my charger from Kacee's house. Doh! So, I put the camera away and start snapping with the phone. I definitely put the space available on the phone to the test. I came home with thousands of pictures on the phone. Obviously not as good as what the nice, expensive, battery-dead camera would take, but not too bad.
|There were weird carvings everywhere|
The flower dome had different sections to it...an herb wall, cactus section, and then split into regions....South America, Australia, California, Mediterranean, African and an olive grove.
|A view from above. This is the sakura (cherry blossom) section. You can see the|
Japanese bridge, and there's even a torii. There are white sakura, pink sakura, and
even the beautiful weeping sakura.
|Kenzie thought some of the flowers|
looked like ballerinas.
|Brother and Sister peering over the edge|
Once we finished eating I wanted to make a veryfast beeline to the sky walk. Kris and the kids weren't walking fast enough for me, so I high-tailed it over to the ticket desk only to discover they weren't selling tickets anymore. Sold out. :( Wah Wah Wahhhh.... Oh well, (I say that now, but I may have pouted for thirty minutes while we waited for the musical show to start). I finally convinced myself that it probably wasn't worth it because it was only from one tree to another and not a windy path through the whole tree park like I thought. Yeah, that's what I tell myself.
|A merlion. We didn't get to go|
see this in person, just not
enough time. But, we saw it
from a distance.
|The kids wanted to know why we were flying in space|