Relax over a cone or cuppa while taking in sweeping garden views. The namesake of Chef and Churner-in-Chief Michael Wilson’s beloved golden retriever, Mylo’s celebrates gathering with family, friends (and pups) over handcrafted gelato, homemade bakes, classic sandwiches and cheeky tipples. More than 20 seasonal gelati churned onsite and served in housemade cones, drowned in affogato or stuffed into toasted brioche are the order of the day. Furry friends devour homemade dog biscuits and pup-friendly popsicles as they beat the heat on Mylo's outdoor terrace.
Located at Garden’s by the Bay Active Garden, Mylo’s offers a tranquil green escape along the Waterfront Promenade. Sitting on a popular running and cycling route, the café has already proven a go-to pitstop to relax, rest and recharge. Floor to ceiling windows flood the glasshouse café with natural light enhancing warm wooden and rattan interiors. A striking turquoise gelato bar and a hot pink neon Mylo’s sign deliver flashes of exuberant colour, reflecting a playful space for fun, food and laughter. Sit indoors or bring your pups and dine alfresco on the outdoor terrace overlooking the garden’s lush greenery. Take your sandwich or cone to go and enjoy the scenic views of Marina Bay a short walk away.
A gleaming stainless steel gelato Pozzetti display takes centre stage at Mylo’s. The most traditional way of storing and preserving gelato, steel buckets with covered lids ensure the creamy consistency and integrity of the gelato is maintained with the contents kept perfectly tempered and protected from light and air within a sealed cold well. A nod to the craft of gelato making, iced delights are piled high into crisp handcrafted cones or vibrant cups using traditional gelato spades.
Lovingly made and churned onsite, their gelato tastes of nothing but the best quality ingredients, fresh fruits, nuts and purees. Mylo’s gelato sings of the pristine, natural flavours of its produce, sans additives and preservatives. Their proprietary gelato recipe begins with a base of French cream and high-quality milk that produces a deliciously clean, fresh tasting foundation for the ingredients to come.
Flavours change with the seasons but on any given day, select from over 20 varieties ranging from milk- based and alcohol laced gelati to light, bright fruit sorbets. “Coconut and Pandan” gelato showcase the flesh and water from fresh Thai coconuts, Amalfi bergamots feature prominently in our “Lemon” Sorbet and 66% Valrhona Chocolate form the rich, deep and dark notes of our classic “Chocolate” gelato.
Fancy your tipple frozen? Mylo’s serves up 5% alcoholic gelati. Dive into the “Margarita”- a melange of lime juice, tequila, sugar and salt or opt for the “Jasmine Oolong and Passionfruit” gelato brightened with a dash of sparkling prosecco.
Named after Chef and Churner-in-Chief Michael Wilson’s, Golden Retriever, Mylo’s was conceptualised as a dog-friendly space where he could bring his own pup to work. Furry friends are treated to pawfully good pup-friendly snacks that include everything from home baked Pumpkin & Oat and Peanut Butter & Honey dog biscuits to Chicken & Beef Bone Broth and Yoghurt & Mango popsicles. Your first dog biscuit’s on them and water dishes are available for furry friends while they relax on their alfresco terrace.
Grab your daily cuppa while enjoying the lush greenery at Starbucks newest store located at Gardens by the Bay.
Starbucks @ Gardens by the Bay is also home to a coffee tree ripe with coffee cherries, the source of the fragrant coffee beans that makes your favorite cup of coffee.
Starbucks is bringing you back to campfire times with their all-new promotional S'mores Frappuccino - made from marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce and graham cracker crumbles. A beverage to look out for when you are next in one of their stores.
Orchid Haven, a new 280 sqm space within Gardens by the Bay’s Cloud Forest cooled conservatory is now completed and ready to receive visitors. It is a dedicated space to host Cloud Forest’s changing orchid displays as well as permanent orchid exhibits, with more than 1,000 orchids on show at any one time. This is the first time since 2017 that a major area has been revamped in Cloud Forest.
With the growing popularity of Cloud Forest’s changing orchid displays, which have been bringing to Singapore a plethora of beautiful and sometimes rare orchids from Central and South America to East Asia for the past four years, horticulturists recognised the need to carve out more space to showcase orchids. The new Orchid Haven is about three times the size of the original space for changing orchid displays.
After all, Orchidaceae is one of the largest families of flowering plants, and orchids have a long history in Singapore. Gardens by the Bay also has an extensive and diverse collection of orchids, as well as its own orchid hybridisation programme.
Flight of the Moth Orchid, the first changing orchid display in the new Orchid Haven, is a tribute to the Phalaenopsis orchid, a diverse genus whose floral form resembles that of a moth in flight. In this display, more than 800 Phalaenopsis orchids of 17 taxa are showcased in a breathtaking “waterfall” of cascading blooms.
The Phalaenopsis is a popular orchid among both orchid enthusiasts, as well as breeders whose focus is on producing ever more innovative hybrids. In fact, the orchids in Flight of the Moth Orchid have been arranged to show how the morphology of the Phalaenopsis has evolved through the years, from its original look to the distinct and dramatic characteristics that breeders have coaxed out of hybrids. Phalaenopsis hybrids are known for bright colours, peculiar patterns and markings, as well as floral mutations that result in even more stunning varieties.
Shake Shack's 7th outlet in Singapore is located at Gardens by the Bay and has partnered with Singaporean artist soph O for a spirited mural construction - which was inspired by the lush flora and fauna of the national garden.
Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand for Something Good®, from its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its inspiring designs and deep community investment. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 300 locations in 27 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, including more than 100 international locations across London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, Tokyo, Seoul and more.
The new Supertree Observatory, in addition to OCBC Skyway, provides greater accessibility for visitors to enjoy scenic views of the Marina Bay area and the lush surroundings of Gardens by the Bay.
Located at the canopy of the tallest Supertree at Supertree Grove, visitors can soak in unblocked cityscape views at our open-air rooftop deck, enjoy light refreshments and try out immersive digital learning experiences inside the observatory space.
The open-air rooftop deck is the highest point at 50m above ground, and offers visitors an unblocked 360° view of the surroundings.
The observatory space located one level below the rooftop deck consists of an indoor area with full-height glass windows, as well as a peripheral outdoor walkway. Here, visitors can also experience a message about the effects of climate change creatively conveyed through digital media.
Cap your day off with some light refreshments at Supertree Observatory Cafe, while you relax and enjoy magnificent views of the city skyline! A variety of refreshments such as cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks and light snacks, are available on the menu.
The National Parks Board (NParks) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced that enhancement works for the former Bukit Timah Railway Station and its surroundings as a community node will begin early next year. At a community event at the station, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong also shared that the Friends of Rail Corridor will be leading the community in activating the reopened stretches of the Rail Corridor along its southern half, and announced plans for a new linear park that is partly elevated above the Bukit Timah Canal – the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The new linear park will add to and complement Singapore’s network of recreational connections, which includes the Rail Corridor, Round Island Route and Coast-to-Coast Trail, and altogether, the connections will provide the public with more recreational options, and more opportunities to explore the outdoors and connect with nature in our City in a Garden.
Over the last two years, works to enhance Rail Corridor (Central), the 4 km stretch of the Rail Corridor between the Hillview area and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, have been ongoing and guided by three key themes: Heritage and Culture, Biodiversity and Greenery, and Recreation. The works include improvements to trails, restoration works for the truss bridges, construction of a new pedestrian underpass at Hindhede, and habitat enhancements. In early 2020, enhancement of the former railway station and its surroundings as a community node will begin.
The conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station is a distinctive landmark of Rail Corridor (Central) and the community node will feature a strong sense of history, distinctive landscaping and ample public spaces. Works to restore the Railway Station building and the former Railway Station Staff Quarters will be carried out sensitively and in line with conservation guidelines. The buildings will showcase their original railway features, while being repurposed for the public’s use and enjoyment. At the same time, the 8 Mile Platform will be constructed near the Rail Mall to provide amenities such as a shelter and toilet. It will act as a rest stop and an access point to the Rail Corridor.
To provide even more recreational options for visitors, NParks will be developing the Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor. The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is envisioned as a journey through a riverine forest and will include a linear sky park elevated above the canal. It will connect to the Rail Corridor near the Bukit Timah Railway Station community node. Visitors, including users of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, can look forward to a unique walking and cycling experience set amidst lush greenery. The first phase of the project comprises 1.4 km and stretches from the Rail Corridor to Elm Avenue. Construction is expected to start in 2021, dovetailing with PUB’s canal improvement works. In the future, the corridor may be extended to Kallang Riverside Park, totalling 11 km.
Gardens by the Bay is at heart a People’s Garden for all Singaporeans. Bayfront Plaza is part of Gardens by the Bay’s push to provide more opportunities for all Singaporeans to enjoy the Gardens in the years to come. The amenities offered at Bayfront Plaza add to the 95 per cent of Gardens by the Bay that is non-ticketed.
CEO of Gardens by the Bay Mr Felix Loh said, “Since we began, Gardens by the Bay’s visitorship has surpassed expectations, and the success of the Gardens allows us to give back to the community. We hope to do this by establishing more beautiful non-ticketed spaces and curating myriad events and programmes without admission charges for Singaporeans from all walks of life to gather and enjoy themselves amidst nature.”
Since Gardens by the Bay opened in 2012, total visitorship to date has exceeded 50 million. Last year alone, the Gardens received more than 12 million visitors.
Bayfront Plaza is the newest non-ticketed space designed for the community, after the Japanese-themed garden Serene Garden opened in November last year.
It sits on the site previously occupied by the Future of Us exhibition that was part of the SG50 celebrations in 2015. The iconic lattice structure that was part of the exhibition has been retained and integrated into the design of Bayfront Plaza.
At Bayfront Plaza, the public can look forward to the Bayfront Pop-up Market every weekend featuring about 30 stalls selling a variety of merchandise. In line with Gardens by the Bay’s community focus, the Bayfront Pop-up Market provides a platform for social enterprises to showcase their products, with a third of the stalls intended to be run by social enterprises.
To encourage ground-up efforts among organisations to bring the community together, the indoor and outdoor spaces are available rent-free for community-focused events.
Aside from Bayfront Plaza, works have also started on the building of another non-ticketed green space called Active Garden. This is an activity area for seniors, which also aims to encourage inter-generational bonding. Active Garden is expected to be ready in early 2020.
Gardens by the Bay's new outdoor garden attraction, Serene Garden, is a unique horticultural garden inspired by the minimalist concept of Japanese zen gardens. A tranquil 2-hectare space located just a stone’s throw from The Meadow, visitors can get a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life as they enjoy an intimate encounter with nature.
Serene Garden, a calm and peaceful green space is just a short stroll away from the popular Supertree Grove. Taking 3 years to conceptualise and build, the outdoor themed garden offers scenic views of the city's beautiful skyline as its backdrop while bringing visitors closer to nature — truly a uniquely Singaporean experience.
Serene Garden is open daily from 5.00am to 2.00am to the public and admission is free. Read more about Serene Garden here.