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Gardens of Singapore

February 6, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

I don’t really have a “bucket list” (thinking about the etymology of the expression, it doesn’t even sound all that appealing). Instead, I have a “dream list” – places I truly want to visit and things I want to experience.

Believe it or not, but I can’t tell you how my “dream list” is formed. It is usually an article or pictures, which get stuck in the head, and then all of a sudden show up on that list. Such is the case with Singapore, and I can’t even tell you if it was any particular article or any pictures – all I know is that Singapore was definitely a dream destination for me for a long time. And then finally, the dream was realized – a business meeting brought me down to Singapore, with an open day for the sightseeing.

Singapore was definitely a place I wanted to visit – but I really didn’t know what to expect. So I’m not sure I can say that Singapore exceeded my expectations, but instead, I would have to say that I was blown away by what I saw. I felt that was living through the movie which was part beautiful science fiction, part thriller taking place in the Asian city (with all the little spots you really have to know about) – surreal is the word. No, I didn’t experience anything adverse, but the overall feeling was surreal.

Gardens by the Bay SingaporeSingapore is located 1 degree north of the equator – yes, that would definitely place it in the tropics. In turn, that also means that Singapore is really green – and it is happy to show it. On one side of the city-state, you can find Singapore Botanical Gardens, 159 years old tropical gardens, spanning 185 acres with many thousands of plants. It also hosts a National Orchid Garden with about a 1000 different orchard species. On another side of the town, you can find Gardens by the Bay, a $650 million project – 250 acres of land, hosting more than 250,000 different plants. Gardens by the Bay look nothing short of alien site landing, worthy of any science fiction movie – an absolutely stunning testament to human creativity.

This is the wine blog, yes – but I love photography, and flowers are some of my most favorite subjects. Hence let me inundate you with the beauty I was able to embrace last week. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Cheers!

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay SingaporeCloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Cloud Forest Gardens by the Bay Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

under the leaf…

National Orchid Garden Singapore National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

National Orchid Garden Singapore

 

  1. February 6, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Stunning photos, Anatoli! So many colors, textures, varieties. Now I’ve put Singapore on my own “dream list.”

    • February 6, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      It is truly a beautiful place, well worth a visit!

  2. Marit
    February 6, 2018 at 8:51 am

    This seems like a great place to visit! Thanks for sharing 😃

    • February 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. okiewinegirl2015
    February 6, 2018 at 10:46 am

    The walkway in the sky is amazing! Singapore looks like paradise.

    • February 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      It looks absolutely surreal.

  4. February 6, 2018 at 10:52 am

    BEAUTIFUL Anatoli! A bucket list destination for sure!

    • February 6, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      It’s all Mother Nature. I’m just a mere messenger 🙂 But yes, well worth a “bucket list” designation.

  5. February 6, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing your experience!

    • February 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      My pleasure, Michelle! It is a beautiful place!

  6. February 6, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    amazing photos! so beautiful!

    • February 7, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      It is a beautiful place, Lori!

  7. February 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Nice pics my friend. Hope you had a great time in Singapore and good flight back. Looking forward to catching up again sometime soon. There is a lot more wine out there to try. Cheers

    • February 7, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you, my friend. I will be very happy to return at any time. Was great meeting you in person (hopefully will post about our evening together soon).

  8. February 9, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Gorgeous photos!

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