Sunday, September 9, 2012

Singapore Gardens by the Bay (9/9/2012)

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Continuing the day at Gardens by the Bay, a new and extensive gardens built on reclaimed land beyond the Marina Bay Sands Resort:
Dragonfly Lake:
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Dragonfly Bridge leads towards the Supertree Grove:
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View towards the Singapore Flyer:
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Malay Garden; Brownea coccinea:
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Chinese Garden:
Sculpture "Li Xiang:"
Representing the Chinese diaspora, leaving home to venture out to foreign lands.
Quisqualis indica/Rangoon Creeper:
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Indian Garden; Ficus racemosa/Cluster Fig:
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Pithecellobium dulce/Madras Thorn:
Polyalthia longifolia var serpentina/Mast Tree:
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Petrified wood?
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Carved bench:
Inside the Cloud Forest, one of two dome conservatories, the waterfall:
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Tamiko photographing the mountain wall:
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Several Rhododendron subgenus Vireya:
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Rhyncostylis gigantea:
Amphidium californicum/a moss:
Took an elevator to the top of the "mountain" to the Lost World.
Possibly Nepenthes veitchii:
Paphiopedilum sp.:
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Cymbidium sp. buds to flowers:
Tamiko in the Lost World:
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Sarracenia sp.:
This one caught something?
Medinilla sp.:
Now onto the Cloud Walk:
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Waterfalll View:
In the Crystal Mountain; a geode:
Looking up at the ceiling mirror:
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Ending up down in the Secret Garden; water runoff:
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Another Paphiopedilum sp.:
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Cibotium glaucum/Blond Tree Fern fiddlehead:
Bromeliad's water collector:
Back outside, another view of the Marina Bay Sands:
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Mussaenda philippica:
Mussaenda erythrophylla/pink:
Mussaenda erythrophylla/red:
Heading back to the Metro where everyone was taking self-portrait photos in the mirrored walls:
At Great World City shopping centre; would you believe we had dinner at Kenny Rogers Roasters?
Angry Bird treats at a bakery:

2 comments:

Stephen Lim said...

Hello.
Thanks for sharing.
Just curious how did you manage to find out the names of so many plants...? Regards,

Stephen

Jacksonville Stumpes said...

If the gardens don't label the plants, I have to research online to identify plants.