Known for its whimsical floral artistry, the attraction located at Bayfront Plaza next to Bayfront MRT station is the final ticketed attraction at Gardens by the Bay to reopen.
With few cases of Covid-19 in the community as well as the festive season upcoming, the Gardens is reopening all its remaining attractions to cater to anticipated demand from the local community, the majority of whom are unable to travel overseas during this period.
Unveiled for the first time is the aptly-named Joy, a 5m-tall fantastical-themed floral sculpture made of dried and preserved flowers in a riot of colours, which is guarded by a giant woodland troll, his fairy friend and his bird companion – characters crafted by well-known local puppeteer Frankie Malachi.
Take an enchanting stroll through a pathway flanked by hanging baskets filled to the brim with flourishing fuchsias from Japan spilling over from the sides, then say hello to the tiny, brightly-coloured poison dart frogs who shyly peek out at you from behind the colourful begonias in their vivarium.
Many of the fresh flowers and foliage plants on show – such as the orchids, pelargoniums, petunias, tillandsias and bromeliads – were lovingly grown in-house by horticulturists at Gardens by the Bay’s nurseries.
With its reopening, Floral Fantasy is also exploring opportunities to collaborate with aspiring artists on showcasing their floral-themed creations. Artists with nature on their minds can enquire at [email protected].
Timed-entry local resident tickets to Floral Fantasy are priced at a promotional rate of $10 for adults and $5 for children aged between three and 12 years old and must be pre-purchased online from Gardens by the Bay’s website or smartphone app. Visitors can redeem a complimentary ice-cream cone from Cafe Aster next door with each Floral Fantasy ticket.
Opening hours of Floral Fantasy are:
- Weekdays – 10 AM – 7 PM
- Weekends public holidays – 10 AM – 8 AM
Due to safe distancing measures, the 4D multimedia ride Flight of the Dragonfly at Floral Fantasy will remain closed.
Also reopening to the public is Supertree Observatory, which was previously only available for venue bookings. Located 50m above ground at the top of the tallest Supertree at Supertree Grove, it will welcome visitors from 1 December in the evenings between 4 PM and 10 PM.
Local resident tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for children aged between three and 12 years old, and can be purchased from a self-service ticketing kiosk at Supertree Observatory.
Visitor safety remains a priority for Gardens by the Bay. In addition to timed entry, other safety measures for ticketed attractions include:
- Capacity limits
- 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
All visitors must comply with prevailing Covid-19 guidelines, including the wearing of masks even during photo-taking, not gathering in groups of more than five people, and observing a safe distance of 1m from other visitors.
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