Chinese Lunar New Year blooms with Dahlia Dreams

Chinese Lunar New Year blooms at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay.
From now till 20th Feb, “Dahlia Dreams” aim to dazzle.

We are dressed in our sporty outfit, hope we will continue to keep Fit and Healthy in 2017 🙂

Besides Dahlia (大丽花), you will see bright sunflowers too. We could not resist taking more family photos with the bright colorful backdrop.


Year of the Zodiac Chicken, with so many chicks roaming around the Flower Dome, and Boon Kang is a Chicken too 🙂

The pond with its reflections, and the delightful rows of Sunflowers.

Boon Wee OOTD infront of the center piece (Pavilion) at Flower bed.

Love all the bright coloured Chinese Lunar New Year blooms, festive vibes permeate the air!

Chicken (or Peacock?) and Lion Dance welcomes everyone to Gardens by the Bay.

More blooms and poses 🙂

“Dahlia Dreams” (大丽花之梦) awaits at Flower Dome, do look out for special Chinese New Year Spring Surprise activities too.
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“RISE OF THE GOLDEN PHOENIX” will be performing on the following dates 3-4 Feb (8pm) and 10-11 Feb (7pm) near SuperTree Grove. This huge LED Phoenix will try to fly into Singapore Book of Records!

Do pop by Gardens by the Bay website for the latest updates, and pop by our Flower experiences here. We are definitely ready to welcome Chinese Lunar New Year, how about you? 新年快乐!

2016 Singapore Garden Festival

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2016 Singapore Garden Festival (SGF 2016) blooms till 31st July. Let flowers, Plants, Landscapes and creative ideas indulge your senses smell, taste, and visual 🙂

We look so small under the CHAIRS.
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Those parking at Meadow or near Flower Dome will enter via Entrance D and C respectively. Those taking MRT will enter via Entrance A (Market Place).
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Three sections of SGF 2016, we only visited Meadow and Bayfront. Do take note only Market Place is free entry, but we had to skip due to time constraint.
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[ Meadow Stage ]

Kids acting behind the tea cups.
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Indulge in some “Fantasy Gardens”.
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Maui culture anyone?
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Upsize down fantasy.
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Flower fields and a huge Bee hive.
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Inter school competition
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There are 15 landscape and garden designers from around the World.
You can imagine the long queues as I suspect this corner has the most photogenic landscapes.

I love Kyoto!
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.. even Sugarcanes maze is quite fascinating. We were half-expecting a sugarcane drink stall at the corner :p
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The fringe flower displays are amazing and beautiful in their own patterns and lights.
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Beautiful Orchids and sculptures in “Secret Gardens”.
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A stalk dedicated to our founding Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Is the red ruby flower (on the right) also know as itchy-powder? We used to disturb each other during our primary school days!
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Get up close (yes Wefie) with huge bugs 🙂
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Complimentary buggy ride for ticket holders.
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[ Bayfront Plaza ]

If you are coming from Entrance C or D, the path to Bayfront Plaza area (8 minutes walk) is next to Hospitality Pavilion.

Gardeners’ Cup with 60 community gardening groups. Kudos to these volunteers, my neighbourhood “garden” is definitely not so fanciful!
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Intrigue your senses.
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My personal favourite section at 2016 Singapore Garden Festival could be the Amazing Bonsais! So delicate!
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Miniature landscapes. Life like humans and buffalo.
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Cool! Chinese characters of Dragon and I Love Singapore 🙂
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Tables? Not sure whether practical but they sure look nice 🙂
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Some designs are very abstract!
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Edible displays.
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Sushi are all made of plants! (and wasabi too). Check out the “flower bento” sets too. Edible?
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More details about SGF 2016 :

– Opening hours : 10am to 10pm
– Ticketing Adults (Local resident): $12/$16 (Weekday/weekend), Child(3 to 9 years) and Senior citizen: $6/ $9
(Do buy tour tickets online at SGF 2016 website to avoid the crowd!)
– Each ticket allows one entry to Flower Dome (Orchid Extravaganza at Flower Dome). You need not cover Flower Dome on the same day.
– Weekends will be crowded and carparks will definitely be full.

For the latest updates, follow 2016 Singapore Garden Festival on their Website and Facebook, or Instagram #SgGardenFest

More flowers loaded on our Fanpage album 🙂
Click link to view our GardensByTheBay visits.

Nursery Rhymes exhibit at Gardens by the Bay

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Nursery Rhymes (theme Flowery Fun Times) should impressed the kids at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. Hello, anybody home? Our kids are wondering how someone can stay inside the boot.
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From 22May to 19July, kids can try to find the “Woman who live in a shoe”, and no worries, the boot is not smelly at all.
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Your favourite bedtime stories, and Nursery Rhymes at Flower Dome.
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Charming displays, try to sing-along your favourite Nurseries.
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Mary Mary, Quite Contrary
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Mother Goose read for me, and the other “MARY has a little lamb”.
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Local adaptation “客人来”. Just in time for Father’s Day 🙂
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Humpty Dumpty sat on the “low’ wall.
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The highlight must be the huge boot sitting in the center of Flower Dome.
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Hello Grandma, where are you? Can we do a house-visit, I meant shoe-visit?
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“Incy Spider”, spot the giant spider behind the kiddos, and Crooked Man’s hut.
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Besides the Nursery Rhymes, do lookout for the colourful insects too.
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Love this vibrant and lively flower butterfly!
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Other creatures spotted at Flower Dome (Dragon? and Elephants)
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Foxgloves are my favourite flowers at this exhibit.
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Photo time
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Kids proceeded to pose with their own Zodiac animals.
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After we had enough Nursery Rhymes, we proceeded to our favourite waterfall at Cloud Forest. Always bring a spare towel along, and do take note of the mist timing (click link).
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Carnivorous plants, all constructed from Lego.
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OCBC Skyway always look inviting.
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Water play for Boon Xin. Unfortunately, her brothers opt for skateboard and scooter.
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Rope climbing.
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More tips to enjoy Gardens by the Bay :

– Buy your tickets online (24 hour beforehand), crowds are always longer during weekends
– Gardens by the Bay are running some SG50 promotions, more details at this link
– To bring your Cloud Forest experience one notch up, remember the mist timings (click link)
– Pop by our gardens adventures here
– More photos uploaded on our Fanpage album