Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gardens by the Bay - Cloud Forest

Entering into the Cloud Forest Conservatory, visitors are welcomed by the giant man-made waterfall.  This is also the center piece in this conservatory, with everything being built around and in the waterfall.  Somehow it makes me think of the legendary Monkey King's Mt Waterfall....

The wall of Mt Waterfall is covered by many different types of plants, where you can only find them in the Cloud Forest, of course.

In the afternoon, the Cloud Forest can be really misty, as water moisture is being sprayed out from many sprinklers in the conservatory.  I guess the purpose is to maintain the humidity and the temperature.  For visitors with cameras, do take good care of your cameras.

At the top of the Mt Waterfall, it is the 'Lost World'.  I don't know why it is called the Lost World, but there are some really interesting plants there.  One of them is a wonderful pitcher plant.

Don't you think it is cute?  To contrast the Lost World, at the bottom of the Mt Waterfall, it is the 'Crystal World', with those wonderful stones from caves. I think they are called 'stalamite'.   You can find such stones in many parts of China, and they look specially wonderful when wet.

Oh, by the way, at the Lost World, you can also have a good view of the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotels.  The un-mistakenable boat shape and 3 tablets building is right outside of the conservatory.

It is another wonderful place in the Gardens by the Bay.  Please do pay a visit to this wonderful place, and take good care of it.

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