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Cherry Blossom Beats at Gardens By The Bay

Cherry blossom in hot tropical Singapore? How is that possible? Yes, from 14th March 2016 to 27th March 2016, you can catch the beautiful flowers and its blooming glory at the latest floral display titled “Blossom Beats” inside the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay!

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Cherry blossom, is one of my favourite subjects to photograph! I photographed when I was backpacking in Tokyo during March-April 2004 and they were such beautiful memories for me when I was there photographing the cherry blossoms! When I saw the news of the cherry blossoms in Singapore on Monday 14th March 2016 , I decided to plan my time to visit the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay and went there on 15th March 2016!

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This floral display, Blossom Beats, is an experimental floral display, more than half of the flowers have blossomed when I went today on 15th March. While taking photographs of the cherry blossoms, I would be making my own predictions and expect them to be in full bloom probably this weekend Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March!

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There are more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms, or sakura, that are showcased in the floral display. Visitors can look forward to seeing cultivars such as the Prunus Fujishidare which has pendulous branches, the Prunus Yedoenis Yoshino which stands out with its striking white flowers, and the Prunus Accolade, with its pale pink blooms. Besides the cherry blossoms, keep a lookout for the peach blossoms too! One unusual variety on show is the PrunusGenpei Shidare which has flowers of two different colours – red and white – growing on the same plant.

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Inside the Flower Dome, for this Blossom Beats floral display, a small part of the Flower Dome is transformed and styled after a traditional Japanese Garden. Keep a lookout for a tori gate, Japanese screens and kimono! This is indeed a special and unique experience at Gardens By The Bay!

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Do take note that cherry blossoms are ephemeral in nature, with flowers lasting about one to two weeks. This experimental floral display is expected to run till March 27. Remember to check out Gardens by the Bay’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gardensbythebay for updates on the blooming.

“Blossom Beats” Floral Display

Date: Until 27 March

Time: 9am to 9pm
Details:
 Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply

Here’s my photography collection of the Blossom Beats Floral Display at Gardens By The Bay Flower Dome. I would be planning to go back again for a night shoot, of the cherry blossoms under the stars and night lights!

While I am enjoying and photographing the cherry blossoms in Singapore, it makes me miss Japan spring season when the sakura flowers blossom! I hope to visit Japan again soon!


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TulipMania 2014 at Gardens By The Bay!

TulipMania is back in Singapore at Gardens By The Bay! Following a large popular tulip display last year 2013, the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay is now hosting TulipMania until 4th May 2014! TulipMania 2014 is inspired by Madurodam, a miniature park and tourist attraction in the Netherlands. The display at TulipMania 2014 depict Dutch canal scenes, houses and windmills set amidst spectacular blooms of tulips and hyacinths.

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The tulips were very beautiful and colourful, it was very popular with both local and international visitors. On the weekends, there were many activities organised at TulipMania for the children and family. Therefore, it can be very crowded during the weekends with many visitors wanting to take many beautiful photographs of the tulips on display!

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Beside the activities, there are other exciting events for the visitors to participate whereby they can win a pair of tickets to Amsterdam and KLM Miffy merchandises –

  • Share your Tulipmania photo on Instagram with the caption ‘Fly me to Amsterdam with @KLM because ________ (free format) #ilovetulipmania
  • Tag 3 friends to validate your entry

There is also a TulipMania photography competition whereby you can participate to win attractive prizes from Canon and an opportunity for your photograph to be exhibited! For more details, check out Canon EOS World Singapore link here for more details!

For more details of the exciting activities and events that you can participate when visiting TulipMania, check out TulipMania event information on Gardens By The Bay website!

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During the night, the lights will be turned on and shine on the Tulip fields, making the Tulip fields pretty interesting and colourful! If you are coming in the late afternoon or evening, do stay a bit longer and wait for the lights to shine on the Tulip fields! You will be amazed by the effects and outcomes of the Tulip fields shining in the night! Check out my photographs of TulipMania on my Flickr collection! If you haven’t visit the beautiful and gorgeous tulips at TulipMania 2014, make a date and drop by the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay for a visit! Remember to bring your camera and take lots of photographs!

I would like to thank Gardens By The Bay for the arrangement of the media passes to visit TulipMania 2014!


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Gardens By The Bay – War of the Roses

The season of beautiful and glorious roses are now in bloom at Gardens By The Bay, engaging in a War of the Roses floral display inside the Flower Dome from 26th February 2014 to 6th April 2014, that showcases one of the world’s most popular bloom.

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Titled “War of the Roses”, it is not about the roses fighting with each other. The floral display draws inspiration from an event of the same name that took place in 15th century England. The historical “War of the Roses” was a series of civil wars between the House of Lancaster and the House of York that were vying for the throne of England. Its name drew reference to the emblems associated with the two Houses – the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York. (Source: Gardens By The Bay)

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Gardens By The Bay is transformed into medieval times and visitors are brought back in time. There are two armour-plated knights on horses, amidst in a battle of roses in different shapes, sizes and colours. The “War of the Roses” floral display, which features some 60 varieties of England’s national flower, is part of the Europe leg of the “Gardens by the Bay Goes around the World” series for 2014.

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During my recent visit to the Flower Dome for the War of the Roses, the floral display was really beautiful! The floral display of the various roses was bright and colourful and they will definitely catch your attention to the beautiful roses! Remember to bring your camera along and take many photographs and memories of the War of the Roses floral display! Check out my photographs on the War of the Roses at Gardens By The Bay on Flickr! 

For more details on “War of the Roses”, “A Tale of Roses”, and other programmes at Gardens by the Bay, please drop by and visit http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/waroftheroses.


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Spring Celebrations 2013 at Gardens By The Bay

Spring Celebrations 2013 is happening at Gardens By The Bay! Welcoming the Year of the Snake with a beautiful of flora display in the flower dome featuring some 8,000 colourful blooms. The Gardens By The Bay is definitely a destination to visit during the Chinese New Year period holidays with your family and loved ones, enjoying the beautiful flowers blooming and sculptures around the Gardens By The Bay. I was invited by National Parks Singapore (NParks) and Marina Bay Division Singapore to visit the Spring Celebrations 2013, sharing information and photographs of the Spring Celebrations 2013 at Gardens By The Bay, with fellow Marina Bay AmBAYssadors.

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We took the Garden Cruiser to tour the Gardens By The Bay and had a greater understanding of the different unique sculptures located in the various parts of the Gardens. Therefore, when you are visiting Gardens By The Bay, do keep a lookout for them! When you are at Gardens By The Bay, you have to visit the the Meadow, you can see something very unique and very impressive, it’s a “very big infant” sculpture, by internationally acclaimed artist Marc Quinn. The impressive sculpture is known as Planet, explores the intimate relationship between nature and humanity, and serves as a natural extension of the Gardens’ efforts to connect people with the stories of plants and the planet. The sculpture is a depiction of the artist’s infant son and he can be seen appearing to be “floating” above the ground. You have to visit this impressive sculpture yourself to view it! Do visit Gardens By The Bay during this Chinese New Year holidays period!

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Next stop was Flower Dome, one of my favourite places in Gardens By The Bay. Inside the Flowers Dome, Spring Celebrations is in the air! With about 8,000 colourful blooms, spectacular and in bright colours, you can find a selection of penjing (or bonsai) up to 200 years old, 3-metre-long snake topiaries, grand kumquat plants measuring 3 metres in diameter, and life-sized oriental pavilions inside the Flower Dome. Here’s more information about Spring Celebrations 2013 at Gardens By The Bay!

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Some quick information on Spring Celebrations 2013

Dates: 1 to 28 February 2013

Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Location: Flower Dome

Details: Admission charges into the Cooled Conservatories apply. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Here are the flowers that you can spot inside the Flower Dome during Spring Celebrations 2013 at Gardens By The Bay

Penjing (various species) 

Torch Bromeliad 

Cherry Blossom

Chrysanthemums

Coralberry

Camellia

Peonies

Cymbidium Orchids

I had a fun time photographing the various flower blossoms inside the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay and would go back again to enjoy the flora and fauna, enjoy the greens and gardens. Besides that, I am keen and looking forward to photograph more different perspectives and views of the SuperTrees during the night! Do check out my dedicated Flickr collection and 500px collection on Gardens By The Bay!

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After finishing our visit at the Flower Dome, we were hosted to a dinner at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant, located at Flower Dome by NParks and Marina Bay Division Singapore, with a Lo Hei to welcome the Year of the Snake, wealth, prosperity and good luck in the Year of the Snake! This was a time for networking and catching up with fellow Marina Bay AmBAYssadors, photographers, social media enthusiasts and bloggers, along with NParks and Marina Bay Division staff. I would like to say a big Thank You to NParks and Marina Bay Division Singapore for the warm hospitality and time with us!

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Wishing all 恭喜发财! See you all at Gardens By The Bay Spring Celebrations 2013!


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Gardens By The Bay in Singapore is Officially Opened !

On the Thursday of the 28th June 2012, this marks a special and memorable day in the history of Singapore. The Gardens By The Bay is officially opened by the Guest of Honour, Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong with over 700 guests inside the Flower Dome at the Gardens By The Bay. I was very honoured to be invited to the official opening and enjoyed the tour of the Cloud Forest that I wasn’t able to visit when I was visiting Gardens By The Bay earlier in the months before that for special preview and photography taking.

From my short visiting experiences earlier, once in 2011 when the 20th World Orchid Conference was held in Singapore and the Gardens By The Bay was opened to the public for a sneak short preview, I was there too enjoying the special preview of Gardens By The Bay. I was amazed by the design, layout and different types of flora and fauna that will be located there especially the SuperTrees whom I was really looking forward to its opening. Closer to the official opening date of The Gardens By The Bay, I was invited for another sneak preview to photograph and share with my readers and followers the upcoming opening of the beautiful and magnificent Gardens, visiting the SuperTrees over two days in the early morning and evening.

One of my photograph taken during our sneak preview was selected for Gardens By The Bay roving exhibition around Singapore at Far East Organization shopping malls. Currently, it is now on display at the Gardens By The Bay along with its official opening! Once again, I would like to say a Big Thank you to the organisations National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore for selecting my photograph! Along with the official opening of Gardens By The Bay to the public on the 29th June 2012, there are a series of events and activities, do check out the events listing page on their website for more details.

Inside the Cloud Forest Dome, there is a 35m tall mountain complete with the tallest indoor waterfall covered in beautiful lush green vegetation. My impression upon entering the Cloud Forest and looking high up at the mountain and waterfall is a WOW ! The Cloud Forest portrays plant life from about 2,000-metres above sea level at the top of the mountain to around 1,000-metres at the bottom of the ravine. Taking a lift up to the top and walking down towards the ravine, it was like my trekking adventure to Mount Kinabalu, the mist and coolness of the high altitude. Admission charges apply and the information can be found here on their website.

The Flower Dome is a cool-dry conservatory that replicates cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. There is a great collection of plants from deserts all over the world, showcasing how these plants adapt around different environments. This is a place for everybody to slow down and relax, enjoy the cooling atmosphere, admire the beautiful flowers and smell the beautiful fragrance from the different flowers. Admission charges apply and the information can be found here on their website.

The SuperTree Grove, 16 storeys in height, with 12 of the SuperTrees located at the SuperTree Grove, these SuperTrees give Gardens By The Bay an iconic tall landmark of tall and mature trees, complementing the high rise buildings of Marina Bay region. You can take a stroll up above the SuperTrees, 128m long walkway that connects the two 25-metre Supertrees at the Supertree Grove. The views along the walkway will give you a bird’s eye view of Gardens By The Bay and surrounding areas of Marina Barrage, Marina Bay and Central Business District. You will definitely love it up there and I will be returning soon to cover more of the SuperTree Grove! Admission charges apply and the information can be found here on their website. Do check out the photos collection here on the SuperTree Groves !

Let’s all welcome the opening of Gardens By The Bay !! You have to visit this beautiful place and check it out!! Here’s some photographs taken during the official opening of Gardens By The Bay on 29th June 2012 ! I have created a folder collection of Gardens By The Bay during my earlier adventures and future explorations here on Flickr !


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