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.
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.
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.
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.
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):
Senior Citizen* $15
Standard Admission (includes entry to Cloud Forest):
Senior Citizen* $28
* Senior Citizen (≥ 60 years old)
** Child (3 – 12 years old)