Simploring 2017 (11) The Gardens By The Bay

Saturday, February 18th, I went simploring and visited “The Gardens By The Bay“. It is part of the Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) and shall be open until June 2017. Once again I came across it following Inara Peys blog. She wrote a post about “The Gardens by the Bay in Second Life
Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. The largest of the gardens is Bay South Garden at 54 hectares (130 acres).
Gardens by the Bay is part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”. The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.” (source Wikipedia). I also recommend to go to the official website of the gardens, there’s plenty of information about it.
The Gardens By The Bay in Second Life were created by Maddy (nibby.riddler), the creator of Eclectica, which I visited within my exploring tour in 2015 (see here) and 2016 (see here).
Upon my arrival I had the first wow-experience. What a breathtaking colourful environment!
You will recognize immediately the Supertrees. In reality the Supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens’ landscape with heights that range between 25 metres (82 ft) and 50 metres (160 ft). They are vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens. There is an elevated walkway, the OCBC Skyway, between two of the larger Supertrees for visitors to enjoy a panoramic aerial view of the Gardens.
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In SL you can walk a whole circle and you get amazings views on the garden from up there. There are TP pads spreaded in the garden and on the eleveated walkway to travel easily between both in SL.
The garden in Second Life is just beautiful. It is hard not to be overwhelmed by all the colours. But there’s more to discover, more similarites between real life and second Life, yet it is not just a copy, it is inspired by the real garden. Take the glas structure that looks like a big agave – and then look at the 2 greenhouses in the real garden, by the way, which are supposedly the biggest columnless greenhouses on the world.20170218-gardens-by-the-bay_025
Or look at the silver ant and compare it with the little ants in reality. Or the flower clock – here and there.20170218-gardens-by-the-bay_026

Maddy added her own art to her garden, which is artful itself. You can spot it everywhere. Not a single space is not designed with artful creativity. As Inara wrote and as the landmark description says: This is a “must see build” for everyone who enjoys traveling and discovering SL and for everyone who likes to take pictures. Awesome!

Feb 18th: Diomita's visit to Gardens By The Bay (1)

Feb 18th: Diomita’s visit to Gardens By The Bay (1)

Feb 18th: Diomita's visit to Gardens By The Bay (2)

Feb 18th: Diomita’s visit to Gardens By The Bay (2)

Feb 18th: Diomita's visit to Gardens By The Bay (3)

Feb 18th: Diomita’s visit to Gardens By The Bay (3)

Feb 18th: Diomita's visit to Gardens By The Bay (4)

Feb 18th: Diomita’s visit to Gardens By The Bay (4)

Thank you Maddy for creating this for us. I just love your garden!
Landmark to The Gardens By The Bay
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA15/179/122/22
Inara Pey’s blog post about The Gardens By The Bay
https://modemworld.me/2017/02/14/the-gardens-by-the-bay-in-second-life/
Gardens By The Bay in Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardens_by_the_Bay
Gardens By The Bay Website
http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/

Mystical Eclectica

I wrote about Eclectica about one year ago here in this blog. And now I came across this beautiful sim again. Maddy (nibby.riddler) changed the it a lot and named it Mystica now. The Landmark description sums it up perfectly: “Make your way through Mystica, the newest build on the ever changing Eclectica sim, a mystical floating archipelago in the sky with the popular wedding chapel below, propose, elope, automated, free honeymoon, photos, relax, meditate, romance, lovers, cuddle“.
Inara wrote another description (well the sim has changed) about “Mystical Eclectica in Second Life

August 6th: Diomita at Mystica (1)

August 6th: Diomita at Mystica (1)

August 6th: Diomita at Mystica (2)

August 6th: Diomita at Mystica (2)

Mystica is build in the skies on connected rocks (no worries you won’t fall down). And it really offers a lot of romantic places, just to mediate, to cuddle or simply to enjoy. I began discovering the new layout but I’m by far not done yet. The best spot I found for an overview is from the “balloon bed”. I don’t know an official way to get up to it, so I used my magic Second Life powers and just right clicked “sit”. From there you have a good view on the sim and you can discover all the secret lovely places to enjoy. A visit is strongly recommended.

August 6th: Diomita at Mystica enjoying the view from the "balloon bed"

August 6th: Diomita at Mystica enjoying the view from the “balloon bed”

Landmark to Mystica (Eclectica)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Place/61/116/260

Inara Peys blog about Mystica
https://modemworld.me/2016/08/06/mystical-eclectica-in-second-life/

about Eclectica in this blog
https://themaurers.me/2015/08/14/eclectica/

Maddy’s (nibby.riddler) Homepage about Electica (I didn’t find out if there’s a new homepage about Mystica)
http://www.eclecticasim.com/

Eclectica

A visit to Eclectica

A visit to Eclectica

Finally I went exploring again enjoying the beauty of Second Life. In Inara Pey’s “Living in a Modemworld” I came across Eclectica
(http://modemworld.me/2015/08/10/an-eclectic-visit-in-second-life/). And the sim is as beautiful and varied as Inara described it.  So I walked around and explored in particular all the cosy places to sit down and relax and I look forward having a Dance with Jenny in the gazebo there.  I also had the chance to exchange a few words with Maddy (nibby.riddler) who created this sim. Maddy has also a webpage for the sim (www.eclecticasim.com). There I found one sentence describing Eclectica in short “Wind your way through this enchanting sim with an eclectic blend of forestry, fantasy, folklore, whimsy and magical exploration, with wonderful photo opportunities amongst the ruins, hidden caves, lovers spots and romantic Meadows”.
Maddy is actually going on building in a neigbourhood sim, so besides the dance with Jenny there’re more reasons to come back here. Thank you Maddy for your great work and for allowing the public to visit and enjoy it.

A visit to Eclectica (2)

A visit to Eclectica (2)

A visit to Eclectica (3)

A visit to Eclectica (3)

Eclectica: What a great palce to wind down!

Eclectica: What a great palce to wind down!