Gardens by the Bay, Tulips and Satays

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From now till 20th May, Tulipmania is in Full Bloom at Gardens by the Bay (GBTB, 滨海湾花园). Please go in the morning when the blooms are most enchanting.

GBTB’s management must have spotted hardworking Boon Yee planting his tulips earlier, our whole family were invited to see boy’s labour of LovE.

We quickly tour the cacti and baobab in Flower dome.

We are too early by two days, and most of the Tulips are still sleeping, so we make do with more family portraits. We are recommending you to pop by CheekieMonkies’s blog to see Tulips in full bloom 🙂

We all agree Flower Dome 很漂亮 (so pretty).

Windmill, clogs and almost everything else, is fun-worthy for SengkangBabies 🙂

This coming weekend, maybe you would like to bring Mummy down to admire the Tulips? We wish all the 妈妈 out there Happy Mother’s Day in advance 🙂

Since the real tulips have not bloom yet, we improvise with bookmarks 🙂

Next stop, Cloud Forest. We plan our entry to catch the mist at 4pm.
(daily timing 9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm).

Awesome atmosphere, with the blurred vision, kids must have felt a tinge bit of chill, but their limbs were warming up to explore the surroundings 🙂

Cloud Walk, can you imagine yourself playing hide and seek with the clouds?

Someone added a train set at the ground floor.

As we climb higher, we saw some L-O-N-G slides in the distance, a New playground will be ready around 2013 Q3 or Q4.

Last stop is Satay by the Bay. This hawker centre styled joint tries to recreate the old Satay-club ambiance. We heard it can accommodate up to 1,000 diners but parking lots might be difficult to find in the evenings.

We ordered Rojak and Satays (since this is Satay by the Bay right?) from the other stall (not CitySatay). There are quite a few seafood BBQ stalls too.

(2013Nov the Roti John is good too)

Most food price starts from $4 onward, and our satay was $16 for 20 chicken sticks. Daddy loves the gravy, but too bad the parents only got 1 stick each !

That is the kids’ way of telling parents Satay is good 🙂

Satay by the Bay is actually nearer to Marina Barrage, did you see Tray “BAY” ? We would recommend dining here, and enjoying the sea breeze at the same time 🙂

If you run out of fun itinerary for the family, maybe Marina South will keep your family occupied for half a day.

Our Love story with Marina South started in 2008, when Marina Barrage just opened. Before that, Marina Bay MRT is the end of the line, full stop.

Since then, MBS, Gardens By The Bay have totally transformed the area :

How are Tulips planted?
– All our Gardens by the Bay experiences 🙂
– Pop by our Satay and Tulips (郁金香) photos on our Fanpage.
– Latest events updates and promotion, do drop by GBTB website and Fanpage.
Admission rates

Did you know you can take Bus 400 from Marina Bay MRT to reach GBTB? The other option is walking from Bay Front MRT. A free shuttle bus to Satay-By-The-Bay during weekday lunch period (1130 to 1430).

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