Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter Wonderland @Flower Dome, Gardens By the Bay - PhotoHunt

PhotoHunt theme : Trees/Bells

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For our year end outing, my colleagues organized a Hi-tea and a tour of Gardens By The Bay. My third visit to Gardens By The Bay which was crowned World Building Of The Year 2012 at the prestigious World Architecture Festival, considered the Oscars of the architectural world. It also won the best display building for its conservatories, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome.

We bought tickets to the cooled conservatories, Flower Dome and it includes entry to Cloud Forest. Ticket prices : S$20 for local adults, S$15 for local senior residents and S$28 for foreign visitors.

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Gardens By The Bay was crowned World Building Of The Year 2012 

Stepping into the Flower Dome on a hot afternoon, we were welcomed by a replicate of the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy.

We stopped to take photos in front of a spectacular collection of plants from deserts all over the world. We discovered amazing plants and flowers from different corners of the globe, and we were amazed by how different parts of the trees are used in daily lives across different cultures.

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To our delight, the Flower Field has been transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland. Amidst the background music of Jingle Bells, Santa Claus has arrived early in Singapore with presents for the good boys and girls!

We were awed by a spectacular floral display featuring some 2,000 poinsettias in hues of red, pink and white. We ladies had a memorable and fun moment having our pictures taken amidst adorable displays of penguins and polar bears as well as a grand Noble Fir.

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It was cool to see our senior management took time from their busy schedules to stop and smell the flowers and enjoying themselves at this outing.

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These unique trees of up to 16 storeys in height can be found all around the Gardens - 12 at the Supertree Grove, while the remaining 6 are placed in clusters of threes at the Golden and Silver Gardens.

We took a stroll along the OCBC Skyway (ticket S$5), a 128-metre long walkway that connects the two 25-metre Supertrees at the Supertree Grove, and taking in different views of the Gardens. As the sun set, we were captivated by the stunning panoramic views of the Gardens as well as the surrounding Marina Bay area.


Winter Wonderland @Flower Dome, Gardens By the Bay
1 Dec 2012 - 13 January 2013
9 am to 9 pm

Local Resident Admission (includes entry to Cloud Forest):
 Adult $20
 Senior Citizen* $15
 Child** $12

 Standard Admission (includes entry to Cloud Forest):
 Adult $28
 Senior Citizen* $28
 Child** $15

 * Senior Citizen (≥ 60 years old)
** Child (3 – 12 years old)




42 comments:

  1. I have read so much about these, I want to see them. Hopefully some time soon.

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  2. Indrani,
    It's a truly spectacular garden. I will be posting more pictures in my next post.
    Hope to meet up with you when you are here.

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  3. S$28 for foreign visitors? That's pretty expensive!! Boo hoo!

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    1. For the entry to 2 conservatories. Even if you don't pay to enter the conservatories, the outdoor garden is as fantastic for photo taking.

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  4. Oh just my kind of place to spend a day. How lovely it must have been inside.

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    1. Both the indoor and outdoor gardens are as captivating.

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  5. The Gardens by the Bay sound really cool. When I visit Singapore again -- though don't know when, especially since the Sing dollar now is so strong! -- it's THE place I want to check out.

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    1. It is free if you just have a leisurely stroll in the outdoor gardens. Great place to take photos.

      Inside the conservatories, you can see plants from all over the globe.

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  6. Oh wow they have decorated the gardens for Christmas! Will have to check it out again!
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    1. Yes, the Flower Dome is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland. Lots of cute floral displays.

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  7. What a beautiful garden ! I bed you enjoyed it all !

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    1. I always enjoy visiting Gardens By The Bay. It's such a beautiful and tranquil place. Stunning at night.

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    2. What a great outing and gorgeous winter wonderland, ECL *jingle bells, jingle bells*

      Happy weekend!
      bells ~ trees

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    3. Yes, Mar. Happy to see a winter Christmas theme in tropical Singapore. :)

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  8. I went in July , just the outside. These are the places of Singapore that attracts me.

    So sad today's news.My husband always quotes, if LKY, nothing of this will happen.

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    1. Oh, you were in Singapore during July. That's a hot month. :P

      Horrific news about the shooting in USA. The Singapore Government would never allow guns to be sold over the counter.

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  9. It's all so beautiful!! I especially like the unique trees when lighted.

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    1. Amazingly beautiful! At first I thought these artificial trees were ugly but as the climbing plants grew and the lights come on at night, they look stunning..

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  10. Hi ECL, wow this place is really beautiful. I love the winter wonderland displays and the skywalk is amazing. Sounds like a nice relaxing outing for all of you. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Kathy, the ever changing displays will reflect the different seasons, themes and festivals. So repeat visitors can look forward to different displays. I love this garden!

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  11. I know my husband and I would enjoy touring the domes. Ages ago we visit those in Calgary.
    Most people in my area uses some type of fir tree for Christmas but this year we will be putting up a pine tree.

    Mine is up and the coffee is on.

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    1. It is rare for us living on a tropical island to see some of the unique plants from other temperate regions. I have visited conservatories in Australia, Taiwan and China, I'm glad we have conservatories in Singapore now.

      I used to see decorated pine trees during Christmas in malls, first time I see a fir tree.

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  12. What a lovely place. I would surely visit here if I were near. Beautiful and then some.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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    1. I am sure you would enjoy your visit to Gardens By the Bay, Sandee.

      Happy holidays!

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    1. Did you bring my presents? I have been a good girl. hehe....

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  14. Oh my ECL this is spectacular!! I would love to visit there! Thanks for taking these great pictures!! XX'S:-)

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    1. Jackie,
      Please come visit us! You would love Singapore!

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  15. Beautiful gardens and you found bells in it.

    These are on my must see list if I am ever in Singapore (and not just changing planes at the airport)

    My bells are at http://hindmarsh-island.com/?p=1000

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    1. Vicki,
      It is a must visit place if you are ever in Singapore. Visit the conservatories around 3 or 4pm, then wait for the evening to see the Supertrees and gardens lighted up.

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  16. Is Flower Dome a newly built attaction in SG? We missed it when we were there last March of last year. Seeing all those beautiful photos, I ache to visit back.

    Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

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  17. Gardens By The Bay was officially opened on 28 June 2012 by PM Lee Hsien Loong. It has lots of exotic plants from all over the globe and it is absolutely beautiful. You will look beautiful in the photos taken here.

    Please come back to visit again.

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  18. Imagens encantadoras, as árvores são simplesmente espetaculares! Um abraço!

    http://omirantedaimagem.blogspot.com.br/2012/12/sinos.html

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    1. Translation : Lovely images, the trees are simply spectacular! A hug!

      Indeed! Thanks for your kind words. :)

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  19. such a lovely garden. i love the festive atmosphere.

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    1. I love the festive atmosphere too. Looking forward to the Chinese New Year theme.

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