“Everything you need to know about visiting Supertree Grove in Singapore.”
Why should you visit Supertree Grove in Singapore?
Supertree Grove refers to the collection of 18 ‘Supertrees’ that are located within Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. These massive, futuristic trees range between 25 and 50 metres tall and attract tons of visitors on an annual basis. Furthermore, each tree is specially designed with a large canopy that provides useful shade during the peak afternoon hours. Later, during the evening, the Supertrees provide a platform for impressive lights and sounds.
If you plan on visiting Singapore, then you should definitely consider visiting Supertree Grove and the surrounding attractions in Gardens by the Bay. Not only are the Supertrees photogenic, but they also provide an opportunity for visitors to capture panoramic views of the Marina Bay area using the Supertree Observatory.
Interesting features of the Supertrees
The Supertrees are scattered throughout Gardens by the Bay which is directly behind Marina Bay Sands Hotel. There are 18 Supertrees in total. Twelve of these trees are clustered at Supertree Grove, with the remaining 6 in groups of 3 at other areas of Gardens by the Bay.
During the development of Supertree Grove, environmental considerations were made. For example, some of the Supertrees have photovoltaic cells which are designed to harvest solar energy. Singapore has become a very green city over the last 15 years and this area of Gardens by the Bay is perfect evidence of this shift. Some of the Supertrees are designed to help absorb and filter exhaust from nearby emissions.
A frequently asked question about the Supertrees at Supertree Grove is ‘how tall are they’? Well, they are equivalent in height to a 16-storey building which is quite impressive! They are stable (even in windy conditions) because of the reinforced concrete core and steel frame around the concrete.
There are over 158,000 plants and over 700 different types of species planted on the Supertrees which are organized differently based on their colour scheme. They are planted vertically in specialized containers. This contributes to offsetting carbon emissions.
How to get to Supertree Grove by MRT?
You can easily access Supertree Grove using Singapore’s extensive MRT network.
Conveniently, you can take either the Circle Line or the Downtown Line to Bayfront Station.
Supertree Grove is about 700 meters southeast of Bayfront Station and Marina Bay Sands resort. Expect it to take you about 6-7 minutes to walk from the station to the trees. There is an underpass to the back of Marina Bay Sands and from there it’s really easy to see the Supertrees.
Things to see and do at the Supertree Grove
The most popular activity at Supertree Grove in Singapore is definitely taking photos of the surrounding area. The Trees are striking and beautiful, but so too is the surrounding environment. Since the Supertrees are located right in the heart of Gardens by the Bay, the whole area here is awesome.
Gardens by the Bay was carefully designed and includes beautiful trails that weave through trees, plants and gardens. While at night the Supertrees light up with beautiful colours, which makes it a great place to visit either throughout the day or at night.
The OCBC Skyway and the Supertree Observatory are two popular places to visit. OCBC Skyway is a 128 m walkway that connects two Supertrees. A walk here offers breathtaking views of Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore skyline. Also, consider enjoying a drink and a bite to eat at Supertree-top bistro. This restaurant sits 50 meters up and offers excellent views of the area.
Itinerary ideas close to Supertree Grove
Supertree Grove is actually one of many attractions around Marina Bay. Just a bit east of the Trees you will find Cloud Forest and Flower Dome – two very popular family attractions.
Also, further southwest of Supertree Grove is Marina Barrage. If you enjoy outdoor recreation this is an innovative place to explore. The rooftop of the Barrage has been converted into a public green space with awesome views across Marina Reservoir and Singapore’s famous skyline. It’s a solid place for biking, jogging, kayaking or just chilling with your friends.
Across Marina Reservoir you will find Singapore Flyer, which is one of the largest observation wheels in the world. It’s a must-see. Then further north, you have Sands SkyPark and the world-famous Merlion Park.
Some shopping opportunities in this area of Singapore include:
Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
You will enjoy the direct area around Supertree Grove. It is considered to be one of the premier sightseeing areas in Singapore. Pack a lot of water and get ready for some world-class attractions and views.
Where can you buy tickets for Supertree Grove?
You will be happy to know that it is absolutely free to visit Supertree Grove! You can walk at ground level around the Trees free of charge to take photos or for recreational purposes. However, if you do plan on getting panoramic views from OCBC Skyway and/or the Supertree Observatory, then you will have to purchase an entrance ticket.
Is it a smart idea to stay at a hotel near Supertree Grove?
There is no denying the fact that the direct area around supertree Grove is one of the best and most popular places to stay in Singapore. Marina Bay is famous for its attractions and panoramic views of Singapore’s cutting-edge Skyline.
The area here is actually quite large which means that you will have to select an area of Marina Bay for your trip. With regards to supertree Grove, by far the most convenient hotel is Marina Bay Sands. This is a world-famous 5-star property that receives superb review scores from guests.
Also, you can find various other luxury properties scattered around Marina Bay. You will have a hard time finding budget accommodation choices within walking distance of this area. In general, the properties around Marina Bay are in the five-star category and tend to be quite expensive due to their amazing service standards and ideal location.
It is also important to note that staying in Marina Bay is quite popular with guests because there are multiple MRT stations that service this area of the city. This makes it convenient to get to and from Marina Bay. It is also possible to take the MRT directly from Changi Airport to the various stations around Marina Bay.
We have included some of the most popular and highest-rated hotels in Marina Bay below for your convenience.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (5-star, 9.2/10 review score)
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (5-star, 9.4/10 review score)
Marina Bay Sands (5-star, 9/10 review score)
These are all superb properties close to the MRT.
Additional Points about visiting the Supertrees in Singapore
A common question that we receive about Supertree Grove in Singapore is ‘how long should you stay there’? The quickest answer to this question is that it depends!
If you only want to see Supertree Grove and none of the other attractions in Marina Bay, then 30 minutes is probably an adequate period of time. However, if you plan on going up and getting aerial views from OCBC Skyway and/or the Supertree Observatory, then 1 hour is more realistic.
Based on our experience, it is quite rare for visitors to only check out Supertree Grove while in this area of Singapore. Instead, most visitors to Marina Bay spend the entire day in this area checking out different attractions. visiting Gardens by the bay during the day and then after sunset to capture a different perspective of the area.
This is one of the most innovative areas of Singapore. Furthermore, you will be hard-pressed to find another corner of Southeast Asia that looks like Supertree Grove and Gardens by the Bay. Due to the photogenic nature of this area, it has become extremely popular with visitors to the city and Singaporeans who are looking to get some fresh air.
And, always remember to bring a lot of water along for your trip. It gets extremely hot here during peak afternoon hours but slowly transitions into comfortable weather during sunset.