11 May 2014

BAY SOUTH

Crescentia cujete (Calabash Tree)
It is time to post about Bay South after such a long break. I will let the photos, which are many by the way, to do the talking.
fruit of the Calabash Tree which is pollinated by bats

the variegated Axonopus

close-up of the variegated grass

the white flower Lagerstroemia




the white flowers

a fruiting Sterculia at Satay by the Bay car park


the red fruits



how many ducks do you see?

one behind the Typha

two more behind another clump of Typha




there were two more in the open area
video
a splash of orange in the distance


it was a flowering Red Flame

part of the Lily Pond


one of the Kingfisher sculptures

a Little Heron



I thought the combination of orange and purplish-pink is refreshing



another Kingfisher sculpture


the entrance to the Children's Playground 
the Sun Pavilion which I shall talk about another time

plants at the Sun Pavilion



the Adenium obesium (Desert Rose)

I have yet to step in to take photos of this newest attraction

climber at Indian Garden


what interesting black fruits of this climber



a bird's nest


the Firmiana malayana

orange flowers of the Firmiana

the Lychee Tree donated and planted by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 20 Jan 13

a new branch

this is the season for the Camellia changii to flower

one side has more light than the other?


close-up of the brick red flowers

one of my favourite Justicia brandegeeana (Shrimp Plant)

do they look like shrimps?

close-up of the flowers

the Sterculia macrosperma is recovering

the gorgeous flowers


close-up of the flowers



close-up of the bracts of the Justicia



there are still a number of new buds


the Carpentaria acuminata palm

bees pollinating the flowers


one of my favourite climbers Mexican Flame Vine

the Aristolochia acuminata / tagala climber



the Dutchman's Pipe flowers



an interesting Billy Goat weed related plant



I love strolling through this part of the World of Palms

a striking cluster of red Caladium bicolor




an amazingly beautiful Calathea


bird's eye view from the Skywalk

Singapore Flyer at the background



the Chinese Garden



fan palms in the Supertree Grove

more fan palms



the bridge linking to MBS

the Dragonfly Bridge

the Skywalk is about 24 m high

the twin Dragonfly sculptures and Bayfront MRT exit

close-up of the Dragonflies

close-up of the MRT exit and shutter service station



view of the Colonial Garden from the Skywalk

Marc Quinn's "The Planet" sculpture viewed from Skywalk


shadow of the Supertrees cast onto the lawn


view of the Marina Barrage and ships at sea

close-up of Marina Barrage and sea

the tallest Supertree is occupied by Indochine at the top

the Children's Playground

the Silver Garden

another Dragonfly overlooking the lake


a panoramic view


it was a long day and it was time to head home