After were done with all the activities in Imbiah Lookout, we took the Sentosa Express and headed towards the Waterfront Station. To access some of the popular attractions like Universal Studios or S.E.A Aquarium, this is your stop. However, our intention was not to visit any of these places. I, being our group's "tour guide" had something totally different in mind. We have been to Universal Studios in almost every country in the world and I didn't intend on going to one again. Instead, I chose to go to the Trick Eye Museum ... a place not many have heard of. We grabbed lunch at one of the nearby restaurants and were well on our way.
The Trick Eye Museum is known for its popular artworks. Just so you know, these are no ordinary works of art ... like the ones you stare at in a museum. They are 2D images that can give you an optical illusion of a 3D image. Next to each work of art, is an instruction sheet on where to stand and how to pose. I know this may sound a wee bit confusing, but just have a look and see what we got upto here. We spent nearly 3 hours here!
After taking all those crazy pictures, we took the Sentosa Express yet again and headed back to Sentosa Station. Then, we caught the underground train to go to our next stop which was Gardens By the Bay. In case you are using the metro, the closest stop would be the Bayfront MRT Station.
Once we got out of the station, the first thing we saw was the Marina Bay Sands hotel. A building that I had seen only in pictures and which wasnt there during my last visit. It looked so much more bigger and taller in reality. What followed was a bunch of ridiculous pictures!
We then visited the gardens. Gardens by the bay is a plant lover's paradise. We walked and walked through rows of beautiful plants until we saw these gigantic trees (Supertree Groove). I was captivated by the unique design of these trees. By then, it was almost evening. Our intention was to visit two more places in the garden before the sun set - Flower Dome and Cloudforest Dome. While the entrance to the gardens by the bay is free, you have to pay a fee to visit the other attractions within this area.
The Flower Dome, as the name suggests is a Dome shaped indoor area filled with varieties of flowers from all over the world. This area is temperature controlled ... so you get a feel how these flowers grow in its natural habitat. It was so beautiful. I couldn't help but admire all the colourful flowers around me, especially the flower sculptures.
We were so engrossed in this flower paradise that by the time we reached the Cloud Forest Dome it was already dark. Nevertheless it looked beautiful. The first thing we saw when we entered was this tall waterfall. It took us some time to gain the courage to get to the other side of the waterfall as it was so damn cold. Unlike the Flower Dome, the Cloud Forest Dome is filled with mist. Here, they've created an environment to show how plants grow in mountainous regions. Hence the mist and the cool temperature. They have two walkways to get to the top so you get a feel of walking on a mountain, and as you come down you can admire the beauty from the top. There's an elevator for those who do not prefer to walk.
After we finished visiting both these domes, we were back in the gardens. And now that it looked more beautiful then ever. At night, the Supertrees are transformed into a beautiful display of light and sound. There's a walkway connecting all the trees, where you have an option of walking among the trees. However, we didn't try it out. After enjoying this spectacular show we left for dinner.
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