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Discover Singapore Legends at Gardens By The Bay

Our Singapore legends, the icons and names that strike a common bond and sharing with us Singaporeans. The mythical Merlion, the explorer Prince Sang Nila Utama and the filial Princess Radin Mas. These are just part of the 10 Legends brought to life in “Singapore Stories”, along with the help of of more than 8,000 beautiful and gorgeous orchids and plants. At Gardens By The Bay, you can embark on a journey to discover, learn and share “From Tales to Legends: Discover Singapore Stories”.

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As part of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations, “Singapore Stories” is one of the highlights of the SG50 celebrations happening at Gardens By The Bay.

“Singapore Stories” Floral Display

The “Singapore Stories” are brought to life inside the Flower Dome, accompanied by more than 8,000 beautiful, colourful and gorgeous orchids and plants along with intricately-carved wooden sculptures and structures.

Our 10 local legends for you to discover and learn more inside the Flower Dome

  • Tanjong Pagar
  • Redhill
  • Sisters’ Island
  • Bukit Timah
  • Pulau Ubin
  • Kusu Island
  • Sang Nila Utama
  • Radin Mas
  • Merlion

At each local legends display, you can learn more about them and admire the beauty of the flowers and plants that surrounds them. Come on down to the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay and visit them!

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When you are inside the Flower Dome, visiting “Singapore Stories”, keep a lookout for scenes from the past, a walk down memory lane. Those scenes pay tribute to the unsung heroes who helped to build Singapore.

The floral display “From Tales to Legends: Discover Singapore Stories” is now on at the Flower Dome until Sunday 13th September 2015 from 9am to 9pm (extended until 10pm on National Day 9th August 2015).

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“Garden Rhapsody” – SG50 edition

The Supertrees, an iconic feature of Gardens By The Bay, will be lighted up with accompanying music and laser imagery. At the Supertree Grove, it’s a crowd favourite to watch the lightshow display and the Garden Rhapsody promises to capture your eyes and ears, the lights and the music.

Here are the details for the Garden Rhapsody – SG50 Edition

Date: 6th to 10th August 2015 (with laser projection)

Time: 745pm, 830pm, 915pm and 10pm

Date: 11th August to 13th September

Time: 745pm and 845pm

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NDP 2015 fireworks and aerial displays

Singapore is going to celebrate her Golden Jubilee celebrations on 9th August 2015. I had been photographing their rehearsals for the past 7 rehearsals and Gardens By The Bay is an excellent vantage point to catch the big and spectacular fireworks and RSAF SG50 aerial displays on 9th August 2015!

Delicious food delights at Satay By The Bay

In between the visits to the various gardens theme at Gardens By The Bay, you can enjoy delicious food delights at Satay By The Bay, located along the Marina Bay coastline on the way down towards Marina Barrage. There are many choices to choose from and it’s a good place to sit down, relax, taste some delicious food such as –

– Delicious varieties of satay from the various satay stalls

– Seafood dishes such as cereal prawns, sambal stingray, butter crayfish, Kung Pow Love Bucket

– Coin Prata

– BBQ Chicken Wings

– Fried Hokkien Mee

– Nasi Briyani

– Cheng Teng

You can enjoy your dinner, relax at Satay By The Bay before heading down to Supertree Grove to watch and enjoy the Garden Rhapsody – SG50 Edition.

There are many events and festivities happening at Gardens By The Bay during the Golden Jubilee weekend. Check out the links below for more information and updates –

Gardens By The Bay website

Gardens By The Bay Facebook Page

Thank you Gardens By The Bay for hosting me and bringing us around to discover Singapore Legends!


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Flight of Fancy Photography Exhibition

At Gardens By The Bay, the City in a Garden, located in the heart of the Marina Bay region, it has been gaining prominence and publicity, with many visitors, both local and international, coming down to visit Gardens By The Bay. The visitors were able o enjoy the greenery and sceneries, a park/garden to rest and relax away from the city life. Over a short period of 1 year since her official opening on 28th June 2012, Gardens By The Bay is developing into park/garden that attracts wildlife to the area. In my recent adventure to explore and photograph the birds that can be spotted at Gardens By The Bay, I was amazed of the diversity and number of bird species spotted at Gardens By The Bay! My bird photography adventure will still continue with the migration season coming soon and we can expect to spot more migration birds en-route to different continents and stopping over in Singapore at various locations.

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Have you ever wondered what kind of wildlife can be spotted at Gardens By The Bay? There is a bio-diversity of many different birds, butterflies and dragonflies that can be spotted at Gardens By The Bay! The Flight of Fancy Photography Exhibition that is currently ongoing at The Colonnade at Gardens By The Bay (where the SuperTrees Grove is located) and visitors can have a greater understanding and knowledge of the diversity of the various birds, butterflies and dragonflies that can be discovered at Gardens By The Bay that were captured by a group of nature photographers. You will be amazed by the bio-diversity present at Gardens By The Bay and if you loved bird photography or macro photography, bring your camera gear out and head towards Gardens By The Bay!

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I submitted a few bird photographs taken at Gardens By The Bay and two of my photographs were selected for the Flight of Fancy Photography Exhibition! This was indeed a great honour and achievement for my photography portfolio! My fourth time (at this point in time) that my photographs were selected for photography exhibitions and my second time (at this point in time) that I contributed to a photography exhibition at Gardens By The Bay (my first time was for Gardens By The Bay Official Opening titled “Where Wonder Blooms”). Here’s my photography collection on Gardens By The Bay and the birds at Gardens By The Bay!

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When you are visiting Gardens By The Bay, do drop by the Flight of Fancy Photography Exhibition and spot my two photographs that were showcased!

Flight of Fancy Photography Exhibition Information

Location: The Colonnade (Map Link)

Admission: Free

Dates: 1st August 2013 to 31st October 2013

Do check out Gardens By The Bay website for their Calendar of Events for more upcoming exciting activities and events!

Outdoor and Bird Photography Adventure @ Satay By The Bay

The Gardens By The Bay South, Singapore’s latest iconic landmark and destination, attracted many local and international visitors. It was officially opened on 28/06/2012 and I was there to be part of the official opening event.  Prior to that, I was also given the opportunity to visit and photograph parts of the Gardens By The Bay South when she was in the final phase of her construction and one of my photographs was selected for the official opening and roving photography exhibition around Singapore.

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I had been back there a few times and it was great to see the second phase of the Gardens By The Bay South completion finishing soon, making the connectivity to Marina Barrage and Gardens By The Bay East fully connected. Take a look at the map of Gardens By The Bay South here; you can see that there is a lake called the Kingfisher Lake and the eating area known as Satay By The Bay. The Kingfisher lake area is nearing completion while Satay By The Bay is already opened and receiving visitors to their food haven.

This area recently became a new and popular spot for birding photographers, partly due to the arrival of a single female Daurian Redstart that is neither a resident bird nor a migrant bird into Singapore. This is a first time that the Daurian Redstart is being sighted and reported in Singapore! It’s pretty amazing that a bird that is native to temperate countries such as Taiwan and Japan flew down to Singapore and chose to reside at Gardens By The Bay South, right in the area of Satay By The Bay and Kingfisher Lake area.  The Daurian Redstart was a “star attraction” and attracted a number of bird photographers flocking down to Satay By The Bay to photograph her presence in Singapore. The number of photographs and mentions about this star attraction bird and her location helped to rally more bird photographers down to Gardens By The Bay area for bird photography. Thus, this made Gardens By The Bay a new place for bird photographers in Singapore.

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Besides this special star bird, the Daurian Redstart, there were other bird species spotted in the area of Satay By The Bay and Kingfisher Lake. Some of the bird species spotted are –

  • Whistling Duck
  • Collared Kingfisher
  • Yellow Bittern
  • White-Breasted Waterhen and her young chicks
  • Olive-Backed Sunbird
  • Pink-Necked Green Pigeon
  • Black-Headed Munia
  • Brahminy Kite (it’s the unofficial resident bird of Marina Bay, quite easily spotted flying above the Bay area)

Considering that Gardens By The Bay South was first and foremost never a natural land/nature park area, the Marina South area whereby the Gardens By The Bay is located is built on reclaimed land. She received her fair share of both praises and criticisms. Personally, I would like to give credit where it is due and highlight that Gardens By The Bay South had transformed into a new nature sector with her trees, flora and fauna, thus attracting different bird species to reside in the area. While the numbers may not be many and plentiful yet, the arrival of different bird species is a testimonial to how an artificial location can be transformed and attracts wildlife (different species of birds into the area).

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I would love to go back again and photograph the area around Satay By The Bay and Kingfisher Lake, hoping to discover more bird species residing around Gardens By The Bay South and Gardens By The Bay East. Some raptors in the sky above Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay area had been spotted and photographed, I would love to capture them in action and share which of the raptors were there in flying action.

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Besides being a great place for photography (wildlife, landscape), it’s a great place to relax by the Marina Bay, enjoying the breeze, peace and tranquility. It’s definitely an ideal venue for running, walking, picnic and family activities time there.  I like to hang out by the water body with the trees, flora and fauna around it such as Marina Bay and Gardens By The Bay. The Marina Bay area does have her leisure and outdoor recreational sectors that complements the business, offices and retail sectors, with the Gardens By The Bay South.

Do check out Marina Bay Singapore and Gardens By The Bay for more information and updates!


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