Happy Birthday Gardens by the Bay

Its been 5 years! Can”t believe it.

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Last night’s lightup at Gardens by the Bay!

Visit to the Flower Dome and intermingling with the chickens. Afterall this is the Year of the fire Rooster.

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Minister Lawrence Wong recounting the plans to set up the gardens in 2004.

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Admiring the Blue Beauties at the Flower Dome.

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Italian Country farm.

From 1-30 June, the annual membership fee is halved!

Walk in the Park: Chinese Garden at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay South will officially open on 29 June 2012!! Can’t wait.  L will surely dare me to walk on the sky bridge.

Here’s a sneak preview of the Chinese Garden at GB!

前人种树,后人乘凉

Future generations enjoy the shade of trees planted by earlier generations

十年树木,百年树人

Ten years to grow a tree, hundred years to grow a character

Tribute to the Chinese staple: Padi field and Buffalo

Longest bridge in the world?

Ubiquitous Rock Garden - looks like the Chang-er rabbit in the moon?

Spot the owl

Dracena Draco - Dragon Tree and cycad

Buddha under the Bodhi Tree - not sure if it was actually under the Indian Garden collection

Super trees – a magical evening at the GB

You’ve come a long way, Super Tree

 

 

 

GB – You’ve come a long way.

Seeing the Super-trees lined with bromeliads reminded me of the prelude to the construction of the Eiffel Tower.  When Gustave Eiffel was constructing it, many critics called it an eye-sore.

I wonder how many detractors of the Super-Tree were silenced when they saw the Super Trees in their glorious splendor at the magical (raining) evening on 13 Nov.  You can still catch them till 20 November 2011 aka 20/11/2011.  What a magical way to spend the day with your family.  Held in conjunction with the 20th WOC in Singapore.

Can’t wait to catch the National Geographic feature on the construction of the Gardens by the Bay.  I understand that the latest technology on energy conservation was used, to ensure that the entire place is cooled to “greenmark” standards.

Congratulations  GB team!!!