Spring blooms at Gardens by the Bay!

Gardens By The Bay, it’s an iconic landmark and destination in Singapore. I was covering and photographing Gardens By The Bay in 2011 during a special preview before it was opened to the public in 2012. During the year 2012, I was glad and honoured to be involved again in another round of special preview of Gardens By The Bay whereby I was invited by Marina Bay Division, to have a preview of the Gardens By The Bay that will be opened to the public in June 2012 and photographing the beauty and lush greenery of the Gardens By The Bay, that we can share with our readers and some of our photography works can be selected by National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore , for a roving photography exhibition at Far East Organization Malls around Singapore before their final destination to coincide with the official opening of Gardens By The Bay.

I was very honoured that National Parks Singapore, Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Singapore, selected one of my entries to be part of roving photography exhibition around Singapore, at Far East Organization shopping malls. When Gardens By The Bay was officially opened to the public, I was part of the wonderful event to photograph and share my stories with my readers. The Gardens By The Bay was very popular with local and international visitors, with the vast number of photographs taken at Gardens By The Bay appearing on social media platforms. Singapore’s Gardens By The Bay was beaming with pride when they were featured in New York Times Travel “The 46 Places to Go in 2013” !! With such an accolade and honour, you have to visit Gardens By The Bay if you haven’t do so! Check out my Gardens By The Bay photographs collection on Flickr and 500px!

Chinese Lunar New Year 2013 is coming up soon and Gardens By The Bay is welcoming it with great hospitality and fun! Spring is blooming at Gardens By The Bay ???????! Today, I am going to share with you the exciting happenings, fun, events and activities during Spring Blooms at Gardens By The Bay!

Celebrate Spring at Gardens by the Bay with a variety of festivities starting from end-January and through the month of February! To usher in the Year of the Snake, the entire Gardens will be decked out in elements of Lunar New Year, with some 11,888 festive blooms3-metre-long snake topiaries made up of kumquat (citrus) plants, and an extensive display of giant lanterns spanning about half a kilometre from the Visitor Centre to the Flower Dome.

Within the Flower Dome, visitors can look forward to yet another stunning transformation of the flower field. The “Spring Celebrations” floral display will feature some 8,000 colourful blooms including peonies, camellias, cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums, orchids, dahlias, azaleas, and more than 8 varieties of kumquatplants such as the Giant Golden Citrus and Buddha’s Hand Citrus. Making their appearance too in the floral display will be a selection of penjing (bonsai) up to 200 years old, as well as oriental pavilions nestled amidst the festive flora.

Complementing the horticultural showcase will be a series of exciting programmes including multi-disciplinary performances like Chinese opera, music and dance infused with martial arts; craft activities like creating Lunar New Year origami ornaments and paper lanterns; guided tours highlighting auspicious plants; and an exhibition on the origins and customs of the Lunar New Year.

For a prosperous start to the Lunar New Year, limited edition of the Gardens by the Bay hongbao (red packets) will be given away to visitors who spend a minimum of S$28 in a single receipt at our ticketing counters or retail shops (while stocks last!). What’s more, just for the 15 days of the Lunar New Year, local residents pay only 88% for tickets to the conservatories!

Here’s some useful links on Gardens By The Bay –

Gardens By The Bay Facebook Page 

Gardens By The Bay official website

Gardens By The Bay YouTube Channel

I would be photographing and covering Spring Blooms at Gardens By The Bay! Do stay tuned to my photojournalist blog, Flickr and 500px for more updates coming soon! See you all at Spring Blooms at Gardens By The Bay soon!

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