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Winter Wonderland @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Winter Wonderland @ Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Revisiting Gardens by the Bay!

Revisiting Gardens by the Bay!

There is no winter in Singapore, but you can experience a drop in temperature at the two magnificent conservatories at Gardens by the Bay – The Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.

Over the festive period from December 2012 to January 2013, Gardens by the Bay has a slew of exciting activities lined up. You can find out more via their official website. 

Rachel and I revisited the Flower Dome a week before last Christmas to soak in the festive atmosphere. We brought Asher along since he enjoyed himself so much during our last visit. 

The dome was transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with some 2,000 poinsettias in striking hues of red, pink and white and a grand Noble Fir taking centre-stage in the 850-square-metre Flower Field.

Asher had fun running all over the dome, exploring and smelling the different fragrance from the various flowers.

Other Christmas motifs like penguins, polar bears and Santa with his reindeer sleigh were peppered across the dome to enhance the celebratory mood. For the camera-trigger-happy folks, there are lots of spots for amazing photo opportunities:

We were greeted by this Christmas tree upon entrance to the Flower Dome

We were greeted by this Christmas tree upon entrance to the Flower Dome

Festive themed Flower Dome

Festive themed Flower Dome

Can you see the tall Noble Fir centerpiece?

Can you see the tall Noble Fir centerpiece?

Family photo in two Christmas bells

Family photo in two Christmas bells

See how happy Asher is

See how happy Asher is

Flowering cactus

Flowering cactus

More cactus flowers

More cactus flowers

“No Asher, do not touch the flowers”

Beautiful little cactuses

Beautiful little cactuses

Beautiful lotus-shaped cactuses

Beautiful lotus-shaped cactuses

Exploring the Flower Field

Exploring the Flower Field

Rachel showing Asher a flower

Rachel showing Asher a flower

A Christmas crow

A Christmas crow

Three green penguins

Three green penguins

More penguins

More penguins

Rachel and Asher with the penguins

Rachel and Asher with the penguins

Christmas teddy

Christmas teddy

Up close with the bear

Up close with the bear

A pair of Christmas crows

A pair of Christmas crows

Another pair

Another pair

Two polar bears under the fir tree

Two polar bears under the fir tree

Santa and his sleigh

Santa and his sleigh

Close-up on Santa

Close-up on Santa

Isn't this so beautiful?

Isn’t this so beautiful?

Asher got busy running all over

Asher got busy running all over

The Alvinology family

The Alvinology family

Giant hibiscus in bloom

Giant hibiscus in bloom

Festive decor

Festive decor

This is prickly!

This is prickly!

Lots of spots like this for great photos

Lots of spots like this for great photos

Flowers in bloom

Flowers in bloom

Another photo spot

Another photo spot

Other than visiting the Flower Dome, we also pop by the Cloud Forest to see the majestic waterfall. Now that many of the plants have grown to maturity and flowering, it looks much more beautiful than our first visit. The walls definitely look more lush and green, covered inch to inch with vegetations:

Revisiting Cloud Forest

Revisiting Cloud Forest

Every inch is covered with vegetation now

Every inch is covered with vegetation now

The pillars are covered too

The pillars are covered too

Lush green walls of the waterfall in the Cloud Forest

Lush green walls of the waterfall in the Cloud Forest

Flowers in bloom

Flowers in bloom

Assortment of colours

Assortment of colours

Hanging flowers on the walls

Hanging flowers on the walls

The window openings are covered with plants too

The window openings are covered with plants too

An interesting plant

An interesting plant

Even the canopy garden is more lush

Even the canopy garden is more lush

This looks like a little hill by itself

This looks like a little hill by itself

Top down view

Top down view

Behind the waterfall

Behind the waterfall

Me with Asher

Me with Asher

Rachel strolling with Asher

Rachel strolling with Asher

One last look

One last look

The wonderful thing about Gardens by the Bay is that you can visit it at different time of the year and you would see something different as the seasons change. Rachel and I can never get sick of this place. We will be visiting more – together with Asher.

The Winter Wonderland display at the Flower Dome is still on till 9 January (next Wed). Do head down for a look if you miss it during the Christmas period. One good thing is that the crowd might be thinner during this time and you will be able to take better photos! Best of all, there is a 10% discount promotion from now till 9 January if you book your tickets online! 🙂

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Alvin is a marketer by day and blogger by night. He is a 100% geek who spends too much time surfing the web.

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