A Garden like No Others ~ Gardens By the Bay – Cloud Dome [Part 1]

Yes, there are many gardens in the world. Gardens with nice themes, beautiful flowers, historic relevance even nice accompanying weather. But there would be nothing like this in the world that can only be found on the little red dot on the map, called Singapore.

Singapore … a humid and hot country all year round, maybe wet sometimes but still humid all the same. Small country, but nevertheless, after the visit to Gardens by the Bay, I am almost certain that the beautiful sights in this garden will keep you going and going and going … and until you feel that you are too tired to go on anymore, that your legs are just about to give way below 🙂 …. that’s just how good it can get!

[Dual Domes ... by the name of Cloud Dome & Flower Dome]
[Dual Domes … by the name of Cloud Dome & Flower Dome]
The moment one steps into the Cloud Dome, you will be greeted by the majestic manmade waterfall ~ 35metres above thundering down …. sending gusts of cold air towards you. Spraying anyone that dares to approach closer with fine water droplets but wet all the same… in that split second, one could almost feel transported magically out of the humid and hot environment of Singapore into a new world of tropical rainforest area more than 1000m above sea level, one that is cool, colorful and damp!

[Majestic Waterfall greets your entrance into Cloud Dome]
[Majestic Waterfall greets your entrance into Cloud Dome]
As one marches onwards from this spectacular sights, one could see the ‘mountain’ top covered in misty clouds …

[Looking up at the 'Mountain' to see the misty clouds above ...]
[Looking up at the ‘Mountain’ covered in lush vegetation, and seeing the misty clouds above …]
Using the ‘advances of technology’, one could take the ‘elevator’ and quickly transport oneself to the top of the mountain to enjoy the bird’s eye view from the top!!! (Lol … if this is a real mountain … that would be really an advanced technology haha!)

[Pitched precariously from the top, taking a shot down ... just kidding :))) ]
[Pitched precariously from the top, taking a shot down … just kidding :))) ]
After reaching the peak of the ‘mountain’, one could sit by the large lake where the water of this lake eventually flows down the waterfall. It’s not exactly like this but just imagine …. put your imagination to work :)))

[The tropical lake on the mountain top ... just put on your thinking cap and imagine ...]
[The tropical lake on the mountain top … just put on your thinking cap and imagine …]
And as one makes his journey down the mountain, one can see the lush vegetation on the mountains, and the beautiful flowers that co-exists in the tropical vegetations along the way… not to mention signs left behind by mysterious tribes that inhabit these highlands …

[Menacing Canivorous Plants ... surprisingly mixed with some Lego vegetation !!! What have we ... a Lego Rafflesia Flower ??!!]
[Menacing Carnivorous Plants … surprisingly mixed with some Lego vegetation !!! What have we … a LEGO Rafflesia Flower & LEGO Giant Pitcher Plants ??!!]
[Beautiful pink flowers ... hmmm ... could be a new species of plant heheh]
[Beautiful pink flowers … hmmm … could be a new species of plant]
[Opps ... there seem to be some tribes abound. Cautions up !!!]
[Opps … there seem to be some tribes abound. Cautions up !!!]
After walking for what seems like minutes whilst being totally absorbed by the amazing sights that this ‘mountain’ offers, one just realized that hours has actually past! And suddenly … you spotted what looks like a cave into the mountain!

[The secret entrance into the 'Mountain' is right ahead ...]
[The secret entrance into the ‘Mountain’ is right ahead …]
Within the mountain, you spotted what looks like deposits of semi-precious stones !!! Oh Wow!!! It’s of the likes that one had never seen before!

[Semi-Precious Stone buildup in the form of a Stalagmite]
[Semi-Precious Stone buildup in the form of a Mushroom-head Stalagmite]
[Deposits of Purple Amethyst abound as well!]
[Deposits of Purple Amethyst abound as well!]
Right at the exit of the cave that we have just found … stands a statue. Looks like the native tribes have staked their ownership here. Maybe this could be their sacred ground ??

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[This stone sculpture by the tribe seems to telling a message. What could it be?]
Well … this amazing dome’s story doesn’t end here. There is much more to be explored, to be recorded, to be photographed, to be experienced … but I shall not let the cat out of the bag. I shall stop my writing here… Isn’t it time for lunch? A hunger pang has suddenly strike me … hahaha!  Till the next time that I write again, Ciao! 😛

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