Mid autumn Celebration at Gardens by the Bay

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For this year’s Mid Autumn festival, Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) has something impressive lined up to wow visitors ! From 13-22Sep, there will be a 15% discount for tickets to Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Outdoor displays are FOC, thanks to the generous sponsors!

Besides Photography contest, you can also catch Fireworks on 17th Sept 8:45pm and 21st Sept, 8pm (Meadow). Details here.

We started our tour in The Flower Dome. As usual the seasonal change at Flower Bed never cease to amaze us ! (Read our Tulips experience)

(image credit GBTB Fanpage)

We spotted dragonflies everywhere !

Layers upon layers of colourful blooms melt our hearts, we cannot help but feel jubilant with the riot of colours.

Even the kids are mesmerised by the blooms, they are so Cooperative posing for photos. Thank goodness the Giant predatory dragonflies behind them are long extinct.

No Mid Autumn celebration will be complete without lanterns 🙂

Harmony 家庭圆满 🙂

The outdoor poster tells us that we need at least 1 hour to cover the whole Lantern exhibitions !

Take your time, enjoy the sights and reflections. You will spot a lot of bats fishing too.

As we went on a Sunday, a lot of families were also out in force at Gardens by the Bay !

Kids will love ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘World of Fairy Tales’.

The Sakae Sushi frog above is spotted all over the GBTB compound, count all of them correctly to win Sakae vouchers 🙂

Pandora 3D is highly recommended. If you like Avatar, all things blue and dreamy, you will love Pandora ! Kids could not contain their glee once they wore their 3D glasses !

School competition, children portrays all things associated with Mid Autumn. We found modern Chang Er, and we suspect some of the less docile looking bunnies might be recycled for Halloween :p

From Boon Xin and Ale’s smiling faces, it pretty much sums up our joyous experience 🙂

(Image credit GBTB)

Thank you team Gardens By the Bay for the evening’s itinerary. We believe Garden by the Bay’s Lantern exhibitions is the best in Singapore. 中秋节快乐 to everyone !

More tips :
– pop by SengkangBabies Fanpage for more “Gardens by the Bay” photos or our previous GBTB Adventures (eg Satay)
– GBTB Fanpage and Website
– do pop by our friends’ review (Cheekiemonkies, Dejiki, BPDG, jBabies mama, jBabies papa, theWackyDuo, HP, Temporary-local, Jerome )

** Remember, this Sunday 22Sep will be the last day of exhibition.

Gardens by the Bay – Supertree and Cloud Forest

Even when the Trees are out of focus, SuperTree Grove still look magical in the evening.

For first time visitors, the SuperTrees always look impressive from any angle, and time of the day. This is our review of Gardens by the Bay.

Day or night, from the base, or from the top. Awesome !

Peeping down from the six-storey OCBC Skyway.

The best time to explore and absorb the romantic ambiance might be during dusk. The moment before the sun sets, casting an orange silhouette across Marina Bay Sands.

Look at these two time-lapse lookalike clip of the dancing SuperTrees. At 1945 daily, Garden Rhaspody will dazzle you with light and laser show. Try staying near the centre of the SuperTree Grove. We will feel a surroud sound effect.


The trees bask majestically under the Blue hour’s illumination.

At the Cloud Forest, Waterfall and water droplets greet you at the entrance. Refreshing. Listen to the downpour, feel the wind.

At certain timings (9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm), mist will be released! You will be enshrouded by thick white mist. Super Cool ! Look up and see the “Yellow” lights breaking through the “mist”.


Imagine walking hand in hand with your darling or family. It is wet and slightly cold, but it is such a romantic experience.

The roof window panes have a lot of reflections. At some angles, Daddy thought it felt like stargazing.

**Useful information about Gardens by the Bay :
–> Gardens by the Bay fanpage
–> Gardens homepage

Do drop by our SuperTree and CloudForest albums for more photos.

Our previous Gardens experience :
–> Gardens grand opening
–> We were there during 2011’s Nov preview too

Thank you to Gardens by the Bay’s Ferne for the kind hospitability during our Gardens exploration. We hope more families will enjoy Singapore’s latest playground. SengkangBabies recommend that you drop by fellow Garden-bloggers’ reviews too
–> http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/the-gardens/garden-news.html

Gardens by the Bay opening

Whether you are riding on the Singapore Flyer, swimming at Marina Bay Sands’ infinity pool or driving along East Coast Parkway, you will be able to spot Gardens By the Bay‘s (滨海湾花园) iconic structures like the SuperTrees, and the conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest).

Costing a cool $1 billion and spanning five years, Singapore’s latest Gardens for the people was officially opened last Friday. And we are telling you the night lightings and ambient is totally different from the day. The SuperTrees glow ! (pun intended).

We arrived on Sat afternoon, to be greeted by “Insects.” The performers don grasshopper, Ladybird backpacks, and kids were encouraged to pick up the loose balls.

Has Spring arrive in Singapore, nope, it is still 33 degrees :p

Grab your tripod along. There are so many vantage points to capture your family portraits.

This is one Garden build for families to enjoy.

As NDP is carrying out their rehearsals every Sat till 09Aug, you can see a lot of actions in the sky. The F15s Eagles were LOUD !

SengkangBabies is proud to Marina Bay’s amBAYssador, it gives us extra privileges at the Gardens 🙂
Gardens attractions are mostly free, except for the two conservatories and skyway. Do drop by Gardens homepage for pricing.

We started with Cloud Forest, as we have seen the cool waterfall and mist from news ,and other bloggers’ postings. Enjoy the spray of mist as you are welcome into another world, 100% different from humid warm Singapore.

The man-made waterfall seems to be cascading from a green mountain, we need to start from storey six and walk down the “mountain”. You will be mesmerized by the cascading waterfall. Someone say Cloud Forest resembles
Jurassic Park’s “Lost World”, we Love it !

As you follow the spiraling pathways downward, the glass wall allows you to peek out at neighbouring icons like Singapore Flyers and Marina Bay Sands.

The plants and landscaping are supposed to be the highlights in the dome, but Daddy thought the glass wall is an important feature. From any corner, you can just look up and be amazed at the amazing reflections.

Love the green reflections off the “mountain”! You do not realised how tall are the walkways unless you purposely try to look down. When you look up from the base, the feeling is surreal, you just conquered a scenic mountain 🙂

Six storeys, Six stories. Each floor offer another page to explore. Crystal mountain offers stalagmites.

Kids will learn about how our earth is coping with rising sea level, global warming etc. Will mother Earth still be around in 100 years? Will Singapore be submerged because the melting ice at both North South poles are raising the sea levels?

What happens when Earth’s temperature raised by another 5°C degrees in the next century? Kids will be exposed to the environment issues facing us today. The 3D projections at 5°C is Cool!

We pop inside Gardens by the Bay’s concept room, to find out more about Garden’s designs and functions.

Peep behind every window to discover another awesome sight !

We quickly pop into Flower dome, as time was running out. The conservatories and Skyway normally stop visitors from 2030 onwards. As we have visited Flower Dome at last Nov’s preview, we quickly headed to the central area to take more photos.

Outdoor, we headed back to the SuperTrees. Did you notice the yellow pathway linking the Trees? this is OCBC’s skyway, and day-entry fee is $5, L-O-N-G queue! You must make this your first stop at Gardens !

The SuperTrees will be illuminated in the evening. You must see it yourself to soak in the ambient. We can imagine the cool breeze if we are walking on top ! From 1945 to 2000, you can expect Laser shows too.

As we bid the Gardens good night, we notice more cars are streaming in. Gardens will close at 0200, in case you are in the mood for romance.

Thank you Gardens By The Bay, and Marina Bay for the invitation ! One day is definitely not enough to explore the Gardens. Daddy is confident the Dragonfly will agree with your tagline “Where Wonder Blooms!

Follow this link for our preview of Flower Dome last Nov ( Day and Night offer different perspectives). More Flower photos are available at our fanfage.

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