Sakura Blossom Bliss at Gardens by the Bay

White, Pink, Red, Yellow, these Sakura Blossom all look stunning πŸ™‚
Gardens By The Bay’s latest campaign Blossom Bliss has brought Sakuras (樱花) to humid Singapore!

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Sakuras in Full Bloom, but do hurry as the flowers will wilt away by 24th Mar.
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No bad shots. Just aim in any direction, capture some bokeh effect and the Sakuras just pop! I would recommend morning Sun for the dreamy effect.

The bokeh effect, either front or back seems to pull us into the beautiful Sakura domain.

Go low and shoot skyward with the dome (and blue sky overhead) for that dreamy effect (sun rays). Personally, I would recommend viewing the Sakuras in the day rather than night.

Everyone is eager to snap a Sakura memory, it would be a challenge to avoid photo bombers πŸ™‚

Take a Sakura shot with the Japanese style bridge or pavilion, or even cosplayer, it does add another dimension of “Feel”.

Gardens by The Bay’s (GBTB) Sakura Blossom Bliss is unique and sensational in an unique way because so many variety of Sakuras have been brought under one roof (I meant Dome). Although we cannot Hanami (picnic under the blooms), the picturesque landscape does make our hearts flutter and camera clicks.

This pink variety does looks a bit like Chrysanthemum.

I got one recommendation for GBTB, do introduce some man-made breeze, let the Sakura branches sway and petals fall. It would be such a romantic sight.

Even the buds look so pretty.

Do book your tickets online to avoid the crowds, and be prepared for long queues at carparks, and entry to Flower Dome. More updates about Sakura Blossom Bliss can be found on Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) Website, Facebook and Instagram.

Click to visit GBTB’s first season of Cherry Blossoms in 2016 here. We have uploaded more photos on our Fanpage album.

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While you are exploring Gardens By The Bay, do capture some Dinosaurs with Children’s Festival’s Dye-Nosaur Gardens. Huge Dinosaurs are roaming on the grounds of Gardens by the Bay!

Cherry Blossom at Gardens by the Bay

Cherry Blossom at Gardens by the Bay, until 27 Mar.
Who would have imagined the pretty Sakura blooming in tropical Singapore!

We took many wefies, but this is my favourite πŸ™‚
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Gardens by the Bay’s β€œBlossom Beats” feature a variety of cherry and peach blossoms in a Japanese-style garden setting. The Cherry blossoms (樱花) looks nice from far, and even more spectacular upfront.
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Wefie and Selfie craze! How many times do we get an opportunity to pose with the pretty Sakura (white, red, pink). We only need mats to picnic under the Sakura πŸ™‚
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We were not the only one taking photos, many other families and couples were seen clicking away.
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As this is the school holiday, a list of activities was designed to captivate the young ones.
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We saw some cosplay characters, they were dressed to blend in with the Japanese culture. We also noticed that some Cherry blossoms had already withered.

Even on the floor, the petals looked mesmerising.
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The attention to details (moss, water) is impressive. Even the reflections off the glass panel look good!
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Do be prepared for jams (both vehicles and human) and photo bombs πŸ™‚

Additional tips :
– Cherry Blossom Gardens by the Bay end date is 27 Mar
– Please book your tickets online (24hours beforehand) to avoid queues
– Take tons of photos!
– The exhibit is wheelchair friendly
– Do pop by Gardens by the Bay Fanpage for the latest Sakura updates (or website)

Click for our our Gardens by the Bay adventures –>

Adventure Cove waterpark review

20,000 fishes waiting for us at Adventure Cove Waterpark’s Rainbow reef and no queue! We jump in after grabbing our snorkel kits πŸ™‚

Younger kids who have not try snorkeling before are free to free style and marvel at the fishes. Everyone is required to wear life vest. Get kids to test their mask are secure and not seeping before swimming.

As the water is very salty, kids will get uncomfortable if they accidentally drink the water. Parents can hold their hands and let the current push you along.

Video : Check out the GoPro underwater view at Rainbow Reef.

Our first ride was Riptide Rocket, one of the more popular rides at Adventure Cove Waterpark. No GoPro allowed but both Daddy and Boon Wee love it. Slide consists of combination of twists and quick drop and pickups! Those above 1.8m might experience another sensation. Your head is always quite near to the tunnel entrance, keep low πŸ™‚

As the morning slips away, queues started to form at the popular rides and slides.

There is always space for kids and family at Big Bucket Tree House. Kids can run in a safe environment, although they get tangled up or “SPLASHED” sometimes πŸ™‚

Video :Watch them run around the Tree House, and Daddy challenge Boon Yee down the Duel!

Do not miss the 4m jump at Brickworks. Some of you might finally understand why Mr Bean hesitate during his dive (but his was at least 5m tall). Besides the jump, there are various activities to keep kids entertained.

No spin, no sommersault (Singapore is always too SAFE!), but you can curl into a ball for additional impact. Daddy showoff some rope-climbing tricks to ring the bell too.

Think SOC (army obstacle course) on water, would be a lot more Fun if we can bring in our GoPro!

Lazy river, just follow the current and drift away, we must have gone around at least 4 to 5 times.

Boon Yee posing with his new friend. This is as close as we can get to the rays (those BBQ stingrays not counted). Any closer and fee applies. (check out the stingrays in video above)

Family Fun, Family photos.

Sunny day, huge waves at “Bluwater Bay”, everyone had Fun bouncing up and down, trying to resist the next crest (waves are really tall even for 1.81 Daddy). Smaller kids should wear life jacket.

Boon Xin gave the thumbs up for Adventure Cove Waterpark, she would like to visit again πŸ™‚

– Map and carpark advice can be found on our previous Adventure Cove visit
– the rides might actually be more tame than Legoland’s Waterpark πŸ™‚
– details and ticketing at RWS website
– More Fun photos can be found on our Facebook album