Traveling to Singapore for Business Has Never Been a More Pleasurable Experience.
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Singapore, one of the most prestigious destinations in Asia Pacific known as the prime location for events and meetings for international business travelers. With the fast pace working environment in Singapore, business professionals in this economic hub actually work more than 40 hours a week, which is no surprise as to why it is highly revered to as one of the top 10 busiest cities in the world.
In 2014, 3.2 million business travelers took a trip to Singapore and approximately S$5.2 billion had been spent by these business travelers, bearing in mind that entertainment, gaming expenditure and sightseeing were all excluded from this expenditure amount. According to an Asian Business Travelers survey, as much as 41% of the business travelers are willing to fly with low-cost carriers for their businesses. Why spend more when you can save?
If you are one of these travelers, we are sure that you would be happy to spend your money on the more important things and not have to worry about the unexpected international call and data charges. Being able to reach your business partners, that are in your home country or in other countries, should be simple and inexpensive. With FLEXIROAM, you can get in touch with them all day long without getting worried about the expensive roaming phone bills. Trust us, we can definitely help you to save so much more than you can ever imagine!
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Some business travelers love to take a break from the business of their jobs to visit touristic highlights of the cities they travel to. In Singapore, tourism is the top earner industry with more than 8 million people visiting this country every year. With the advanced technology and infrastructure of Singapore, it helps the traveler a lot in their trip.
Guess what, we were surprised to find greenery and flora places in Singapore due to the modern infrastructure in this country. In order to balance the growth of the economy and the environment, the Singapore government implemented the strategy to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”, by recognizing Gardens by the Bay as an integral part of the strategy. The vision is to blend technology, nature, environmental imagination and management to create a 21st-century focus for tropical horticultural and a special destination experience.
With the total land area of 1,010,000 square meters, the Gardens by the Bay comprises of Bay South, Bay Easy and Bay Central; these are the public gardens in Marina Bay. It started out as the projects of National Parks Boards (NParks). The most impressive fact is that Gardens by the Bay utilizes the electricity generated from the agricultural waste.
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For travelers, we are sure that you are confused about this place due to the different spaces. If you are short of time and wish to check out the highlights of Gardens by the Bay, we suggest you go directly to Bay South Garden. Bay South Garden is the largest garden at the Gardens by the bay. This is where the key attractions are.
You will definitely be amazed by the Supertrees. These Supertrees are designed in tree-like structures. Its height is between 25 metres and 50 metres and acts as a vertical garden to showcase varieties of plants. More than 162,900 plants consisting over 200 species and various of orchids, bromeliads, ferns and tropical flowering climbers are planted. Can you imagine yourself stepping into a sci-fi movie surrounded with nature?
Talking about energy saving, each Supertree is unique and it is designed to mimic the function of real trees. During frequent heavy rains in Singapore, these trees are used to collect water and it will channel the water throughout the park wherever fountains or irrigations are needed. Some of the Supertrees are also used as exhaust flues for the Gardens’ underground biomass boilers.
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What surprises us more is that the surrounding horticultural themed gardens and the entire area will be magically transformed to a perfect ambiance with unique lighting effects. It shows daily at 7.45pm and 8.45pm and it’s free!
Hang on though, there is something really worth visiting before the sun sets – OCBC Skyway. Some say it feels like walking among the Supertrees, some even say it feels like walking through the clouds!
With S$5 (S$5 for adult; S$3 for children age 3 – 12), you can enjoy a bird’s view of both Gardens and Marina Bay urban area. The OCBC Skyway is open from 9 am to 9 pm daily where the last ticket sale is at 8 pm daily and the last admission is at 8.30pm.
So, what makes Cloud Forest special? Have you seen the world’s tallest indoor waterfall? Here you go.
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At the entrance of Cloud Forest, you get to enjoy the refreshing blast of fresh air, greeted by the view of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall – Cloud Mountain. Can you imagine how great it is to enjoy the view of 35m tall indoor waterfall? It is as tall as a 7-storey high building.
With approximately 0.8 hectares in area, Cloud Forest allows you to see more than 1,000 species of plants. With the temperature of 23°C to 25°C degree Celsius, the moisture and humidity are comparable to the climate in the Tropical mountain regions such as Mount Kinabalu. This also indicates that you will be able to see the plants that grow in tropical rainforests at the height between 1000m and 2000m.
You will also get the chance to enjoy the close-up view of the plant species at Cloud Walk which is 122m long! Next up is the Crystal Mountain that is located at Level 4. It is definitely a place for you to learn about geology, the importance of fossils, the age of the earth and to understand our planet more.
It is then followed by Tree Top Walk which is the bottom of the mountain, which is 30m above the rainforest, where you will get to enjoy the forest canopy for a bird’s eye view of the treetops. Cloud Forest is open from 9 am to 9 pm daily and the last ticket sale is at 8 pm daily and the last admission is 8.30pm daily. Tickets to Cloud Forest are sold at S$28 for adult; S$15 for a child age 3 – 12.
You can also visit http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en.html (here) for more information about Gardens by the Bay.
Well, what’s better than experiencing it for yourself instead of reading about it online? We are more than excited to hear your stories after visiting the “City in the Garden”!