Brave The 72-Foot-High Skywalk At Singapore's Famous Gardens By The Bay Park

The Lion City is a beautiful place to explore, with its wonderful mix of buzzing cityscape and refreshing natural scenery. You won't run out of places to see in this unique city-state. Topping the list of must-see attractions in Singapore is the Gardens by the Bay, voted Most Beautiful Garden in the World by tourists, according to a study from the team of indoor air quality experts at HouseFresh.

When you think of Gardens by the Bay, perhaps the first image to come to mind is its Supertree Grove, a group of 18 vertical gardens. These man-made structures put on a stunning display of lights and sounds at night. And if you take in the view atop the 164-foot Supertree Observatory, you'll appreciate the Marina Bay district from a different perspective. Another way to see Singapore from the top is to walk along the OCBC Skywalk, a 72-foot-high walkway suspended between two Supertrees.

Views from the Gardens by the Bay skywalk

The views are definitely better from the top, and when you're on the approximately 420-foot-long OCBC Skywalk, you'll see Singapore from a bird's-eye view. From your 72-foot-high perch, you can appreciate the garden's lush green spaces from a different angle. You can also have a closer look at the Supertrees and the numerous plant species that populate the vertical gardens. According to Gardens by the Bay, there are more than 200 species making up the 162,900 plants in the Supertrees.

Aside from the gardens and Supertrees, you'll also enjoy the panoramic views of the city, especially the Marina District. The Marina Bay Sands stands prominently in the skyline with its iconic boat-shaped roof. Turn toward the bridge and you'll spot a structure similar to the London Eye — the Singapore Flyer, one of the world's largest observation wheels. The garden's cooled conservatories, consisting of the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, are shell-like structures near the Marina Bay.

The best time to visit the OCBC Skyway

You can come during the day or visit at night to enjoy different vibes of the garden, the Supertrees, and Singapore in general. No matter the time of day you visit, you'll be sure to appreciate the beauty of the gardens. "Views from the Skyway are breathtaking any hour of the day," a TripAdvisor review said.

When you go in the morning, you'll enjoy the gardens amid peace and quiet. You'll mostly have the gardens all to yourself if you visit from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., according to Once in a Lifetime Journey. This also means you'll have the space and time you need to take that perfect Instagram pic.

But, if you want to see the gardens — and Singapore — in a resplendent array, come at night. Most tourists agree (per TripAdvisor) that the best time to visit the Gardens by the Bay is during the evening when the Supertrees seem to come to life with music and lights. According to a TripAdvisor reviewer, "The lights and music make you feel like you are in a movie or on another planet." For sure, the city has a different energy after the sun goes down, so timing your visit in time for the Garden Rhapsody will let you experience this exciting ambiance.