Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Meet Santa Claus this Christmas at Singapore’s Garden of Wonder

Experience a Nordic Noel this festive season, as the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay is transformed into a wintry wonderland. Santa’s presence is everywhere, from his reading cabin and post office where he receives letters from well-behaved children, to a toy workshop manned by Christmas elves, and even a candy store. What’s more, on select days in December, you could meet with Santa Claus, who will be travelling to Singapore all the way from Finland.

Flower Dome 


The Poinsettia Wishes floral display from 10 November 2017 to 8 January 2018 transports you to the Nordic Region, where an oversized lavvu – a tent-like dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia – takes centre stage ensconcing visitors within its cosy interior. Outside, a flower field of poinsettias, amaryllis and Christmas trees mark the festive season. At dusk, the floral display comes aglow with pretty lights while a projection of dancing Northern Lights weaves its spellbinding magic!

Explore the rest of the Flower Dome, the World’s Largest Glass Greenhouse, home to 9 different gardens with unique plants from across Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Take in the cool and dry Mediterranean climate as you wander amongst thousand-year-old olive trees and unusual African Baobabs. 

Cloud Forest


The Cloud Forest is a mysterious world veiled in mist, surrounded by over 60,000 plants. Explore the highlands amidst orchids, pitcher plants, ferns and floral gems from the Tropical Montane regions. Be amazed as you come face-to-face with the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 35 metres! Go on a trek behind the waterfall and enjoy the refreshing cool air and majestic views of the waterfall below. Descend through the surreal mist-veiled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk. 

Explore the 7 discovery zones for an interactive educational adventure – Lost World, The Cavern, Waterfall View, Crystal Mountain, Secret Garden, Earth Check and +5 Degrees. 

Supertrees & OCBC Skyway


Stand in awe of the towering Supertrees – vertical gardens that are home to over 150,000 plants from more than 300 species.

Take in panoramic views of the Gardens and the surrounding Marina Bay skyline. At a height of 22 metres, the OCBC Skyway which is a 128-metre long aerial walkway is an experience not to be missed. During the day, a stroll along the OCBC Skyway presents glorious photo-taking opportunities to capture the scenic beauty of the surrounding flora. 

As dusk falls, the captivating Marina Bay skyline emerges and the entire area comes alive nightly with the Garden Rhapsody – a free light and sound show at 7.45pm and 8.45pm.

Heritage Gardens


Experience the diverse history and culture of Singapore’s main ethnic groups during the Colonial period at the outdoor Chinese Garden, Indian Garden, Malay Garden and Colonial Garden.

Explore Gardens by the Bay this festive season for a magical holiday experience.

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