Sakura Blossom Bliss at Gardens by the Bay

White, Pink, Red, Yellow, these Sakura Blossom all look stunning ๐Ÿ™‚
Gardens By The Bay’s latest campaign Blossom Bliss has brought Sakuras (ๆจฑ่Šฑ) to humid Singapore!

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Sakuras in Full Bloom, but do hurry as the flowers will wilt away by 24th Mar.
Blossom Bliss

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

family portraits Flower dome

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!

Gardens by the Bay Mid Autumn and Tribal Tempo (Africa)

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We are not in a zoo, but Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) had been run over by African animals ๐Ÿ™‚

Tribal Tempo, Flower Dome’s first African-themed flower display, is in town till 30 Oct. This event also coincide with Mid autumn activities around GBTB (ending 18 Sep).

At the entrance, Giraffes and jeop are camouflaged in the safari.

What other animals can you spot ๐Ÿ™‚

Flower bed blooming after the spring rain. This is the center piece of Tribal Tempo, we love the colourful carpet of flowers.

Desert is not always dry and cold, there is spring and rain too.

Waterfall at the flowerbed, Simba? We heard the waterfall is inspired by the real one in Northern Cape.

Exotic flowers, all the way from Africa ๐Ÿ™‚

“King Protea” on the left is South Africa’s National flower.

No need to know the names, these daisies are absolutely stunning, look at the delicate and pretty petals ๐Ÿ™‚

Some caveman scribbings spotted too ๐Ÿ™‚

Aloe Vera relatives?

Flowers and decorations from the fringe. These are not the real exhbits but I always find them fascinating (similar to the role of a supporting actor or actress), love at the creepers going up the hydrant.

Many more lions dot the exit of Flower Dome.

Seafood dinner at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant, love the fried crispy bass and Kopi (coffee) crab. We heard the Kopi crab is a signature dish.

After dinner, it was time to explore the lanterns around Gardens by the Bay. Do take note mid-autumn festival light up (and lanterns) will end on 18th Sep.
If time permits, do visit “RON ARAD’S 720ยฐ” at the meadows too.

Lanterns Big and Small.

Luminious and attractive lighting and lanterns line SuperTree Grove.

Stories from folk tales are animated over huge lanterns, Chang Er and her bunnies ๐Ÿ™‚

Wish to see more lanterns, climb up OCBC Skywalk for a top-down view. Garden Rhapsody played ใ€Šๅคœๆฅ้ฆ™ใ€‹, ใ€Š็”œ่œœ่œœใ€‹๏ผŒ’Bengawan Solo’, ‘Dayung Sampan’, ‘Sukiyaki’, and ‘Singapura, Oh Singapura’!

Super melodious, and everyone was mesmerised!

Plenty of activities and food to keep everyone happy ๐Ÿ™‚
Boon Xin crafted her own rabbit.

As we are FOG (Friends of the Gardens) members, we always enjoy discounts and promotions at Gardens by the Bay. The quarterly Flower Dome change-of-theme is worth the membership fees ๐Ÿ™‚
gardens by the bay membership

Queues are expected over the last weekend for Gardens by the Bay Mid autumn displays, do buy your tickets online. Do ensure your driving route is not affected by F1 road closures.

Do get the latest updates about Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) from their website and Facebook. Signup as a member to enjoy more benefits.

You can visit our Gardens by the Bay activities here -> link
We have uploaded more photos on our Fanbapge album.

Flower Dome Chinese New Year with Goats

Goats have invaded Flower Dome Chinese New Year!

The rock foundations at Gardens by the Bay seem to have crystallized overnight! Scenic backdrop, family photos will have a bit of Chinese portrait feeling (literally).
CNY decoration Gardens by the Bay

Wait till you go down to the valley (Flower Bed), herds of goats are happily munching on the flowers, while others are rock climbing. ๆ ฉๆ ฉๅฆ‚็”Ÿ! And they are not shy of guests too!

Boon Wee found his own goat ๐Ÿ™‚

Gardens by the Bay’s 2015 Chinese New Year theme is “Asian Tales”, and this is the year of the goat(็พŠ).

KumQuat, auspicious couplets add to the festive landscape. Couplets with auspicious idioms were spotted at every corner.

With so many flowers and goats, families were all beaming and soaking in the festive atmosphere, ๅ–œๆฐ”ๆด‹ๆด‹!

You might not believe it but everyone in SengkangBabies owns an unique animal. We got Tiger, Rat, Goat, Chicken, Pig and Cow in our home!

No wonder so noisy.

Flowers are in full bloom. Chrysanthemums, Dahlia, Pussy willows and Orchids. There is Cherry blossom too Wow! (has not bloomed yet).

The bright orange yellow pink and red petals really add bountiful and rich colours to the Chinese New Year mood.

Pretty blooms, so colourful and vibrant!

My favourite flower, Dahlia Rural Leah (tounge twisting name)

Playing with Goats, the crazy siblings wanted the goats to kick their butts!

Our colourful outfits added to the photo vibrancy and richness ! The goats really make everyone meh smile ๐Ÿ™‚

While Boon Wee is contented with his pet goat, Boon Xin was more pragmatic and tried to smuggle a gold ingot home.

To quote from GBTB โ€œAsian Talesโ€ is the first of six chapters as Gardens by the Bay embarks on a storytelling journey in 2015. This enchanting series of floral displays for the year will draw visitors into the magical world of folklore, legends, fairy tales and nursery rhymes as told through the language of plants.”

Video : We have some beautiful GBTB calenders to giveaway! Gallop over to SengkangBabies Fanpage (contest ends 06Feb).

More details :
– Do pop by Gardens by the Bay Website and Fanpage for the latest updates.
– 2015 Asian Tales Spring Surprise feature
– our 2014 CNY at Gardens by the Bay
– Click on image below to view all our Gardens visits

– More photos of Goats and Flowers are in our Fanpage album.