Easter Egg hunting at Gardens by the Bay

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We pop by Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) for Tulipmania and Easter Egg hunt last Sunday. Everyone was delighted that the Tulips have bloomed already, read about our Tulip bulb planting experience here.

The landscaping reminds us of the Netherlands, amidst the colourful explosion of Tulips.

The Easter long weekend was packed with crowds everyday. Tulips and Miffy are drawing everyone to Gardens by the Bay (please buy your tickets online).
Long queue for Gardens by the bay tickets

Packed!

At the entrance of Flower Dome, visitors are greeted with mini Netherlands, courtesy of KLM’s Delft Houses. We heard these houses are collector’s item exclusively for KLM’s Business Class flyers.

After registration, our kids and Cheekiemonkies are eagerly waiting to start their Easter Egg hunt. GBTB staff has hidden the eggs in baskets and clogs around Flower Dome.

Equipped with a plastic bag, the boys left no stones and shreds unturned!

We also discover that Tulipmania visitors were helping themselves to the blue coloured eggs. Poor kids could only find “empty nests” haha.

Video : Checkout the kids and their Easter Egg Hunt

Our rewards, the blue chocolate (Blue for KLM’s colour). KLM and GBTB staffs are kept busy refilling chocolates.

Flowers everywhere, Tulips fragrance lingers in the air, so Refreshing !

Click Click, shutterbugs clicked non stop at Tulips and Miffy.

Boys and Tulips.
Tulips Singapore

It is really crowded, but no one seems to mind.
The Tulips are really Mooi! (Dutch for Beautiful)
Tulips bloom period Gardens by the bay

Every Tulip colour has a meaning.

Boon Yee even lucky dipped an adorable Miffy suitcase!

After an eventful Easter Egg Hunt, we pop over to Cloud Forest for some cooling respite. Seems like a gecko and mynah had the same thoughts.

We are insulated from the humid weather outdoors.

Thank you Gardens by the Bay for the Easter Egg Hunt, kids really had a field day !
Do pop by our Fanpage album for more photos.

Additional Tulips pointers :
– Tulips replanting might take place from Thursday or Friday. It means the Tulips field might take some time to have a full bloom again. Do pop by Gardens by the Bay Fanpage for latest update.

– On the weekend of 26.27Apr (Tulip Cheer), soak in Dutch culture with cheese, music and Dutch Boardgame “Sjoelen”.
– Miffy will be making her last appearance on 26th Apr, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM
– Take part in KLM Tulipmania Instagram contest to win attractive prizes, including trips to Amsterdam!

* Tulip Cheer and Instagram contest details are listed here.

2013’s Tulipmania was equally Fun, and we all agree Tulips are GBTB’s best display
– All our GBTB experience are listed here

Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay

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Tulips are the one and only reason for us to visit Gardens by the Bay (GBTB)’s Flower Dome (read our Tulips plantation in 2013).

And now KLM is giving you another adorable reason to visit the Tulips. Miffy !

Tulipmania runs from 14Apr to 04May, and we suspect Tulips and Miffy will be on everyone’s lip 🙂

First, the media group got a chance to pluck their tulips into their planters. Does not matter if our Tulips is not sited perfectly, kids had fun digging the compost.
Planting Tulips in Singapore

(Image credit Juliana)

The planters will then be laid out onto Flower Dome’s flower bed.
Three little divas (from L to R), SengkangBabies, InTheWeeHours and Cheekiemonkies.

Kids believe their efforts will transform Flower Dome into this splendid Tulips field.

(image credit GBTB)

Daddy only told them a bunny will be hopping by, but they are amazed at the giant but friendly Miffy. Smiles and sometimes shrieks follow Miffy, she is one popular Bunny!

It was so sweet when we witness some kiddos giving Miffy a tight HUG 🙂

Crowds swarm Miffy with request for photos, selfies, but a pity the KLM female staff needs to be in every picture. (KLM is sponsor, and they flew Miffy to SG in style)

Miffy is everywhere, Big and Small, come catch him again on the 20th and 26th.
We have to thanks our sponsors for the cute KLM-uniform mini Miffy too.
Miffy schedule

Even Daddy adults are impressed.

The ground might look a little barren now, but we are anticipating Netherlands’ famous bloom next week.
Remember the giant clogs and windmill, they will be back.

Video : Tulips splendor (akang datang)

You might recogonise some Holland landscaping in the background. GBTB hopes to replicate some “Madurodam” magic in Singapore (something like our Taiwan 小人国)

(Image credit GBTB)

On our way to a higher vantage point, we came across a unique Rose, this one belongs in the desert.

Flower bed looks marvelous from any angle, we cannot wait for the tulips to bloom.

*hint hint* It is rumoured that the Tulips field will experience full bloom on 14th and 16th, but please double check with Gardens by the Bay Fanpage before popping by.

We bid Miffy a reluctant Tot Ziens (goodbye!)

The latest Tulips update can be found on Garden by the Bay (GBTB) Website and Fanpage.

Pop by our 2013 Tulip experience, or catch more tulip photos on our Fanpage.

If you have a Instagram account :
– hashtag #ilovetulipmania (official), or #tulipmania for more tulips
– follow @Gardensbythebay

KLM Sponsor tulips for Singapore
(image credit KLM Singapore)

Other Fun tulips stuffs :
– Tulipmania will blossom at Flower Dome from 14Apr to 04May, from 9am to 9pm
– Miffy will pop by again on 20Apr (Easter Egg Hunt, pre-registration required) and 26Apr (timings published here)
– KLM’s Fanpage will be running a contest from Friday (11Apr) onwards, stand to win Miffy souvenirs and Tulipmania tickets
– bring the grandparents along too, as senior citizens enjoy 50% discount Flower Dome admission ($4 only) during Tulipmania period (Cloud Forest no discount)
Canon Tulip photography competition

Thank you Gardens by the Bay for the Fun planting experience !
Read all about SengkangBabies’ Gardens by the Bay stories here.