Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden (in Marina South), Bay East Garden (in Marina East) and Bay Central Garden (in Downtown Core and Kallang). The largest of the gardens is Bay South Garden. Gardens by the Bay is part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city. If you are planning to walk over from the Marina Bay Sands shopping area, find the series of "hidden" escalators from the Shoppes (shopping mall, close to the convention centre area) which takes you to the rooftop of the malls, where you will find a bridge which takes you right *through* the centre of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel over to the other side - where you will see this Gardens by the Bay right ahead of you. For folks staying at this hotel, there is no easy/direct access to the Gardens by the Bay. Head underground to the Shoppes and find the "hidden" escalators. Admission to the outdoor park areas is free.