Suffering from a fear of height is never a good thing. But I was determined to walk the Cloud Walk.
They say never look down if you are afraid of heights, but how not to look down if I need to take photos?
Like it or not, I decided to proceed forward. At first, I did not even dare to lean too far out from the railings, but after some time, I just did it. Besides, the walkway was very secure and was unlike those wooden suspended bridges that seem to shake while you walk on them.
Notice the spouts where the water flows out to form the giant waterfall as seen from the ground below?
I forgot about the height for a while as I admired the lush greeneries below.
I was glad that these were metal covers and not transparent glass! LOL! I actually hesitated to step on them initially but after some time, I found them to be secure and safe.
Well, if you are really afraid, you can always walk in the middle lane. But that would be so unadventurous right? : D
Below, I could see another walkway which I later learnt to be the Treetop Walk.
From up here, I could see the view of Marina Bay outside the glassed dome.
A warning message about global warming. The survival of cloud forest plants may be at stake.
The Treetop Walkway far below could be seen clearly from here.
The views from here were just magnificent!
What an amazing structure this Cloud Walk is! It had enabled visitors to enjoy the plants by the mountainside and the spectacular view around the glass dome.
By this time, my fear of heights was almost non-existent. I even leaned on the railings to get the best possible shots. Haha!
The temperature was also cooling and comfortable as if I was walking high up on a mountain in the clouds.
I could see Marina Bay Sands from here.
Oh, that's the suspended platform below. I saw this platform high above me when I first admired the waterfall from the ground below.
The Singapore Flyer could be seen from here.
Couldn't stop snapping photos. More below .....
Soon, I reached the end of the amazing Cloud Walk and re-entered the Cloud Mountain. I have reached the Crystal Mountain where many interesting shapes of stalagmites and stalactites were on display.
But first, I had to step onto that suspended platform!
The waterfall was just beside this platform. The sound of the waterfall was like music to my ears!
I am now on the Treetop Walk. Can you see the Cloud Walk above which I just walked earlier?
The Treetop Walk led me to the Crystal Mountain. Lots of stalactites and stalagmites here. However, it was not a very interesting place for me.
Then, I entered a dark hall (no pictures as it was too dark) where I could find facts, figures and statistics for a unique view of the state of the earth today and the problems we are likely to face due to climate change and habitat loss.
Finally, I found myself at the mountain foot once again but here, there were many plants that I have not seen before. This place is called the Secret Garden.
The foliage surrounding me was stunningly beautiful. Oh, can you see a giant snail in the photo below?
Soon, I left the Secret Garden. That's the end of my tour of the Cloud Forest.
I had enjoyed myself here and I have to say I was completely impressed with this place.
I would never forget the awesome waterfall and standing on that suspended platform! And of course, walking that amazing Cloud Walk!
I would have spent a longer time to soak in the atmosphere here in Cloud Forest, but time was not on my side. I needed to make my move to visit the Flower Dome next!