All posts tagged: Gardens by the Bay

Celerate Jubilee Weekend at Gardens by the Bay as Singapore Legends come to Life!

The mythical Merlion, the explorer prince Sang Nila Utama, Badang the strong man and the filial princess Radin Mas – see how these colourful characters of local legends are brought to life with the help of more than 8,000 orchids and plants in the floral display, “From Tales to Legends: Discover Singapore Stories”. “Singapore Stories” is just one highlight of the SG50 celebrations at the Gardens. For the first time, the iconic Supertrees will be transformed by stunning laser imagery in a special edition of the nightly “Garden Rhapsody” show. Topping off the festivities is ticketing promotions for both Singaporeans and overseas visitors. “Singapore Stories” Floral Display 31 July – 13 September 2015 Flower Dome Be wowed by a floral interpretation of 10 local legends – Tanjong Pagar, Redhill, Sisters’ Island, Bukit Timah, Pulau Ubin, Kusu Island, Sang Nila Utama, Radin Mas, the Merlion, and the Singapore Stone – designed by award-winning Singaporean landscape architect Damian Tang. Taking place in the Flower Dome, the beauty of more than 8,000 orchids and plants in a plethora …

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Gardens by the Bay and Au​demars Piguet unveil Singapore’s largest and only floral clock

As the nation ge​ars up to cele​brate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee this weekend, Gardens by the Bay and Audemars Piguet have come together to commemorate the occasion with the unveiling of Singapore’s only sizable public floral clock. Blending timekeeping precision with botanical artistry, the Floral Clock was unveiled by Minister for National Development, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, together with Dr Kiat W. Tan, CEO of Gardens by the Bay, and Mr Oliviero Bottinelli, Member of the Board of Directors, Audemars Piguet Holding SA. Displayed prominently in the Gardens, at the intersection between the cooled conservatoires and the Supertree Grove, the seven-metre-wide Floral Clock draws inspiration from the signature characteristics of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak collection and fuses traditional and contemporary landscaping elements in its design. Featuring tropical plants with coloured foliage and flowers, its plant palette will be refreshed regularly for the public to enjoy. (Please refer to the Appendix for more details of the Floral Clock.) “We thank Audemars Piguet for this wonderful addition to Gardens by the Bay on the occasion of Singapore’s Golden …

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Flowery Fun Times in the Gardens this June Holidays

Take a walk down memory lane this June Holiday and have some Flowery Fun Times at Gardens by the Bay! Starting 22 May, Gardens by the Bay latest floral display bring to life beloved characters from your favourite nursery rhymes. Come meet Mary and her little lamb, the old lady in her shoe, Old MacDonald with his farm animals and Humpty Dumpty before his fall. Other than the usual nursery rhymes that we are all familiar with, there’s also a section with nursery rhymes from all the different races in Singapore. Are you able to tell which are they from the display below? Can you tell which chinese nursery rhymes does this belong to? Buzz buzzz~~~ Amidst fields of Lupin blooms, Foxgloves and Delphiniums too, Wondrous characters and animals await to take you on a Nursery Rhymes date. “Flowery Fun Times” is the third of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay’s storytelling journey in 2015. This enchanting series of floral displays for the year will draw visitors into the magical world of folklore, legends, fairy …

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Mizuno Singapore launches first ever full-fledged Ekiden Race in Singapore

Mizuno kicks it up a notch as they introduced today the first full-fledged Ekiden race in Singapore. Targeting at least 5,000 participants, the inaugural race, which will be the first of its kind in Singapore, will take place on 18 July 2015 at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. Striving to deliver an experience that will focus on Japanese values such as teamwork, performance and perseverance, the Mizuno Ekiden 2015 will showcase the concept of relay running that has stemmed from Japan and has been incredibly popular since its inception. Although the concept is not new in Singapore, it will be the first time a race in Singapore features only Ekiden-based categories, namely the Open Category (42.195km), Corporate and Schools Category (21.1km)*. Racing in teams of four, the participants will be entitled to compete in their respective categories for a prize purse of $1,600 and $600 worth of Mizuno products, along with the honour and prestige that comes with winning the inaugural Mizuno Ekiden 2015 Race. Running in an Ekiden race allows participants to experience the importance of a team working in sync with one …

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Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Lunar New Year with “Asian Tales” Flower Field Display

Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Lunar New Year with “Asian Tales”, starting 16 January 2015.  Entitled “Asian Tales”, this floral showcase draws inspiration from the scenic landscape of mountains and valleys often depicted in Chinese brush paintings.   Spot goats sculpted out of wood and flowers perching on the ridge and grazing in the field, as you take in the picturesque landscape dotted with vibrant dahlias (大丽花) specially cultivated to celebrate the Year of the Goat. Gardens by the Bay will be packed with programmes to usher in the Lunar New Year over 2 weekends with Spring Surprise, part of the signature Garden Series presented by Gardens by the Bay. Visitors can also try their hands at Chinese calligraphy, masks, paper cut outs, and more, at the interesting craft booths that will run from 17 to 25 January. Rounding up the series will be puppetry performances and workshops, an exclusive tour of the Gardens with celebrities, and appearances by the God of Fortune to usher in a prosperous Lunar New Year! What’s more, …

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[Photo Post] Brown & Cony Visit Gardens by the Bay on Christmas Day!

I’m sure those close friends of mine would know that I’m quite a fan of the LINE characters, and I just couldn’t resist to bring my two figurine, Brown and Cony out to the Gardens for some photoshoot, especially with the beautiful decor in the Flower Dome for Christmas. So.. Brown and Cony went pak-tor-ing in the Flower Dome on Christmas Day. 😛 Yuletide in the Flower Dome @ Gardens by the Bay will end on 6 Jan 2015. For more information, visit http://gardensbythebay.com.sg/christmaswonderland

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Yuletide in the Flower Dome, A Wintry Christmas at Gardens by the Bay!

Ever wanted to experience a Wintry Christmas right here in the tropical Singapore? Yes! you can do so now in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay! Admire a charming little town adorned with poinsettias and Christmas trees with snow and HUGE Gardens by the Bay teddy bear (where you can purchase them from the retail stores in the Gardens), and be mesmerised by the 10 metre tall Luminarie light sculpture tower right in the flower field!

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“Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay” Comes to Life!

The inaugural Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay was officially launched last friday with the illumination of the majestic Spalliera – the largest Luminarie light sculpture at the event – by Guest of Honour, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for National Development. Come witness the enchanting Italian Luminarie light sculptures light up the Gardens while partaking in a bustling European-style FestiveMarket at the Supertree Grove and getting into the winter holiday spirit with Yuletide in the Flower Dome. Jointly organised by Blue Sky Events and Gardens by the Bay, Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay is set to redefine the experience of celebrating the festive season in the tropics with unique installations and programmes specially curated for all to enjoy. The Festive Market will run till 21 December 2014, while the Luminarie light sculptures will be lit up till 1 January 2015 and Yuletide in the Flower Dome will continue till 6 January 2015. Access to Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay is free, while admission charges apply to the Flower Dome. Visitors enjoy 10% off admission rates into the …

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So This is ROCCO Spotted at Gardens by the Bay and it’s Back Again!

Sponsored Advertorial Have you heard of this name ROCCO? What do you think this ROCCO name is? A gadget brand, fashion apparel label, electronics, name of a food? WRONG! ROCCO is actually an eyewear brand which is around during the 60s – 90s where 4 million frames was being sold which makes ROCCO an eyewear legend in Europe. This is a scanned copy of the catalogue way back in 1963. After going missing for so long, Rocco is back again! and guess where I found Rocco? At Gardens by the Bay! hahaha~ Noticed the color of the frames? it’s in green with a gradual gradient and marble prints at the top, which is why it appear in the award winning Gardens by the Bay as a perfect pair of glasses is much needed for you to enjoy the scenic and breathtaking views here. Spot that signature yellow ring? 🙂 BUT! Rocco will not be staying here at the Gardens for long as it’s always on the move. Wanna know where Rocco will head to next …

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Tulipmania Returns to Gardens by the Bay!

Singapore’s most popular tulip display, Tulipmania, is back for the second time at Gardens by the Bay. I missed it last year and this year i’m not gonna miss it! 😀 From now till 4 May 2014, the Flower Field within the Flower Dome will transform into a garden of tulips, this time bringing a “mini Holland” to Singapore. With more tulip bulbs on display this year compared to Tulipmania’s debut in 2013, the captivating floral display looks set to excite visitors from near and far once again. For this second edition of Tulipmania, Gardens by the Bay has flown in 50,000 tulip bulbs in a myriad of varieties and colours directly from the Netherlands. Drawing inspiration from Madurodam, the miniature replica model park in Amsterdam, Netherlands, this year’s display depicts scenes of Dutch canals, houses and windmills set amidst spectacular blooms of tulips and hyacinths. In conjunction with Tulipmania 2014, Gardens by the Bay is offering a special 50% discount to local senior citizens visiting the tulip display in the Flower Dome (terms and …

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Tulips Planting with Miffy at Gardens by the Bay

Tulipmania returns to Gardens by the Bay and special KLM guest Miffy was in the Gardens yesterday to plant the tulips that she’ve brought over from the Netherlands! Singapore’s largest popular tulip display – Tulipmania – is back at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay from 14 April to 4 May 2014. This year, Gardens by the Bay will bring in some 50,000 tulip bulbs of many varieties and colors directly from the Netherlands and to join in this floral celebration, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flew Miffy – a well-loved children’s book character in to Singapore together with the tulips!

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[NEW in the Gardens!] The Sun Pavilion, New Prickly Attraction at Gardens by the Bay

Did you know that there is a BRAND new attraction at Gardens by the Bay and it’s prickly interesting! The Sun Pavilion houses over 1,000 desert plants with more than 100 different species and varieties. This 800-square-meter cactus garden is Gardens by the Bay latest addition as well as one of the largest cacti and succulent collections in Southeast Asia.

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The Best of 2013 on Darren Bloggie

This might be alittle late but it’s better to be late than never right? 2013 just ended not long ago and i seriously think that time passed really fast and in another words, i’m gonna turn 28 this year! ZOMG~ anyway 2013, wasn’t that bad for me, just that it didn’t started off well, BUT am glad that it didn’t last long 🙂 *click on the image to link to the respective posts* January : Welcome the Year of 2013 as the Official Blogger of Marina Bay Countdown Party. * February : My first Ombre hair with my wonderful hair sponsor, 99 Percent Hair Studio * March : The very down period that i’m going through * April : Hopped onto the crazy gwiyomi craze and did a video too! hahaha~ * May :  A Lookbook Collaboration with Levi’s 501 Interpretation * June : Another lookbook collaboration with Levis. * July : My awesome 27th birthday celebration with my BBFs at Park Royal on Pickering! * August : Visited my beloved Taipei once again! * September : …

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First Successful Hybrid of “Corpse Flower” Blooms at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Amorphophallus ‘John Tan’ – the first successful hybrid of the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is now on display in the “Cloud Forest” conservatory for a limited period only! This plant was named in honour of Singaporean Mr John Tan Jiew Hoe for his generous support of this hybridization programme. This plant is known to grow at a rate of about 9cm per day and its flowering is unpredictable.

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[Events] Gardens by the Bay Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival comes alive at the Gardens with a vibrant flower field, dazzling lanterns, extended admission hours & festive promotions! Credit : Gardens by the Bay Facebook Page SINGAPORE, 9 September 2013 – Starting today, the Mid-Autumn Festival line-up transforms Gardens by the Bay into a magical display of light and colour, bringing the Gardens to life with an enchanting display of lanterns and flowers! The new Mid-Autumn themed floral display in the Flower Dome features three striking dragonfly lanterns perched amidst a field of vibrant flora such as “lantern flowers” like Begonias and autumn-blooms like Chrysanthemums, Astilbes and Celosias, while Chinese lanterns add to the festive ambience and traditional paper cut-outs illustrate the myths and legends behind this festival.

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Let’s Celebrate NS45 with SAFRA Benefits!!!

Celebrating NS45, the 45th anniversary of National Service (NS), a total of $100 million worth of SAFRA & HomeTeamNS benefits provided by Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be given to more than 900,000 National Servicemen as a recognition initiative to thank them for their dedicated service to the nation! WHICH MEANS…. i get to enjoy the benefits as well!! WEE~~~ HO SAY LIAO! (aka awesomely good) Let’s see what vouchers will we be receiving?! I fall under the 3rd category as im currently serving ORNS (meaning going through your reservist after ORD) and i will be entitled to $80 worth of SAFRA vouchers and a year’s FREE SAFRA MEMBERSHIP!!! okay that sounds pretty cool huh. So what are those vouchers that we will be receiving leh? It ranges from a WHOLE LOT of categories from food to wellness, entetainment to travel and many more! Let me show you what are some of them!

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Birthday Dinner @ Café Crema

Celebrated one of my bbfs, Waimeng birthday at Café Crema, a nice cosy cafe located at Gardens by the bay. It’s not that difficult to locate as it’s along the taxi stand and within a min walking distance from the ticketing counter. The cafe over here sells mainly pasta and sandwiches. So be it lazing around on a afternoon in the cafe with a cup of coffee, or having a proper meal for your dinner, this will probably be one of the best choice for you when you are at Gardens by the bay.

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