WHERE TO DINE:
In addition to Jason Atherton’s fine-dining offering Pollen, there are several other casual dining options at Gardens by the Bay. First, there are the Super tree Dining options, with five venues located at the top of the central tree in the Super tree Grove. Local fare comes in the form of Hill Street Coffee Shop, and there’s fast food joint Texas Chicken (www.texaschicken.com.sg), new branches of local Cantonese chain Peach Garden Noodle House (6604 6733, www.peachgarden.com.sg) and Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie (www.canele.com.sg), and Italian trattoria Casa Verde (www.lesamis.com.sg) serving pizzas and other Italian comfort foods.
Near the South Bay main entrance and Visitor Centre, there’s modern Asian-fusion bistro Veranda (6636 1360), offering dishes such as wok-fried noodles and black pepper crab linguine; and also Café Crema (6604 8826), serving up coffee and sandwiches. For a dessert break between the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, over 30 flavours of ice cream are available at cool treats specialist Seventh Heaven (www.seventhheaven.com.sg).
Entrance to Gardens by the Bay (tourists): $5-$28 adults, $3-$12 children between 3 and 12 years old, $5-$15 seniors 60 years and above.
Cost for citizens, PRs and all work passes: $5-$12 adult, $3-$12 children between 3 and 12 years old, $5-$15 seniors 60 years old and above.