With Nurses Day in Singapore falling on 1 August, Gardens by the Bay invited the NUH team to visit on this special day. A number of Gardens by the Bay’s staff had been seconded to the Community Care Facility at Tuas during the circuit breaker months to assist in the work there, where they became acquainted with these doctors and nurses.
The stint not only gave the Gardens’ staff first-hand experience in the national effort to fight COVID-19, but also the chance to build friendships. Some of the Gardens’ staff, now back from their secondment, hosted the NUH team during today’s visit.
Special promotions for nurses and the public
With National Day around the corner, there will be a series of promotions at Gardens by the Bay for Singapore residents, including nurses.
For the whole month of August, all practising nurses in Singapore will enjoy complimentary entry to Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. Nurses need only flash a valid Singapore Nursing Board practising certificate card at the entrance of the conservatories to gain entry.
In addition, with Gardens by the Bay wanting to do more for the local community in its capacity as a national garden, a special ticketing promotion will run from August 3 to the end of the month.
Every purchase of a two-conservatories ticket at $20 comes with unlimited entry to both Cloud Forest and Flower Dome for up to six months, valid until 7 February next year. This ticketing promotion is available online from Gardens by the Bay’s website as well as on mobile app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
First full-scale art exhibition in Cloud Forest
Visitors to Cloud Forest when it reopens to public will get to see its first-ever full-scale art exhibition. In collaboration with Chini Gallery, “A Sculptor’s Secret Garden” is a showcase of 16 bronze sculptures by well-known Taiwanese artist Lee Kuang-Yu.
All precautionary measures to ensure visitor safety will be taken. Visitors must pre-book their timed-entry tickets online from the Gardens by the Bay website or mobile app. Physical ticketing counters will not be open.
In addition, the following measures will also be in place:
- Temperature screening
- Safe distancing of 1m and floor markers to guide people in complying
- Automatic entry and exit doors
- Self-disinfecting coating on commonly touched surfaces like lift buttons and escalator railings
- Sanitisation of public amenities like toilets every hour
- Hand sanitisers available at all entrances, exits and high contact areas
- Equipping the air-chilling system in Cloud Forest and Flower Dome with high-performance germicidal Ultra Violet (C) emitters similar to those used in healthcare institutions to improve air quality
Visitors will also have to comply with prevailing COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing of masks, not gathering in groups of more than five people, and observing a safe distance of 1 metre from other visitors.
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