Jun 28, 2012

Gardens by the Bay Grand Opening - Kids Acitivities

Gardens by the Bay is finally opening! And we are honoured to be one of the Appointed Bloggers for the anticipated Grand Opening.

We were down at the Bay East Garden in April this year. And while we had a great time time running ourselves silly over there, we couldn't help but look forward to the time when entire Gardens by the Bay is fully opened to the public.

And that time is NOW.

From 29 June to 8 July 2012, expect a host of exciting events as Gardens by the Bay serve up a buffet of fun-filled activities! And here is just a brief introduction to the various Attractions at Gardens by the Bay.

The Flower Dome, with its iconic design, serves to replicate the cool-dry climate of Mediterranean regions like South Africa, California and parts of Spain and Italy. Home to a collection of plants from deserts all over the world, it showcases the adaptations of plants to arid environments.

Sneak peek of the Flower Dome - Bask in the Mediterranean Summer-themed flower field of roses!
The Cloud Forest, on the other hand, offers a totally different experience compared to the Flower Dome. Comprising of a 35m tall mountain complete with the tallest indoor waterfall covered in lush vegetation, it portrays plant life from about 2,000m above sea level at the top of the mountain to around 1,000m at the bottom of the ravine.

Sneak peek of the 35-metre mountain with the cascading waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
And then there is the Supertree Grove. These uniquely designed vertical gardens of 25 to 50 metres tall have large canopies that provide shade in the day but come alive at night with a exhilarating display of light and sound. We have always been clamouring Daddy to bring us to see these Supertrees whenever we drive past them on the ECP, and we can't wait!

The enchanting Supertree Grove!
 Oh, and did I mention that there will be tons of activities? For us kids, no less!

Here's what to expect if you are bringing kids along.

30 June: Lights Out Wonderland
6.15-7pm; Supertree Grove; Free Admission
Enjoy a performance based on characters from “Alice in Wonderland” featuring eight youths from Young Actors Annonymous.

30 June: Movie at the Gardens
9.30-11pm; The Meadow; Free Admission*
Catch the movie, “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” outdoors beneath a blanket of stars, surrounded by lush greenery.
*Free admission upon redemption of tickets at Rhythm with Nature information counter at Green Fair. Tickets subject to availability, and limited to 4 tickets per person.

30 June - 1 July: Flower Nymph Roving Performance
4.30-5pm & 5.30-6pm; Bay South Garden; Free Admission
Treat your senses to this entertaining spectacle of music, dance and drama by Cake Theatrical Productions.

2 July onwards: OCBC Light & Sound Show
7.45-8pm & 8.45-9pm; Supertree Grove; Free Admission
NOT TO BE MISSED! This show is the signature nightly display of magical lights and music amid the giant Supertrees.

4-6 July: The Story Garden
4 & 5 July - 5-5.30pm; Flower Dome; Entry Fees apply
6 July - 6-6.30pm; Indian Gardens; Free Admission
Listen to a host of stories in the company of wise trees and be transported into another world!

6 July: The Analog Girl LIVE!
8-8.45pm & 9-9.45pm; Supertree Grove; Free Admission
Enjoy an evening of dreamy soundscapes by artists from Musicity Singapore including Analog Girl.

7 July: Singapore Garden Run (with Youth Concert)
5-7.30pm; The Meadow; Free Admission
Enjoy a full day of exciting activities that include a race, performances by youth bands and a flash mob.

7-8 July: Ring Around the Roses
10am - 5pm; Silver Garden; Free Admission
Kids, parents and the young at heart can revel in a day of carnival-like atmosphere, crafts and performances by Cake Theatrical Productions.

8 July: Swing! in the Gardens!
5-5.45pm; Supertree Grove; Free Admission
Come enjoy an evening of lively dances and join in the fun!

8 July: Symphony of Life
7.30-8pm & 9-9.30pm; Supertree Grove; Free Admission
With larger-than-life costumes and sound, this surround-sound sculpture-cum-musical display showcases the Gardens’ unique design and structure.

7- 15 July: Singapore Garden Festival
10am - 10pm
Weekdays: $10-adult, $20-family, $5-concession
Weekends: $14-adult, $38-family, $8-concession

Asia’s best garden and flower show is in full bloom! Show your entry ticket to get 20% discount on admission to the two cooled conservatories at Gardens by the Bay and vice versa. Click http://www.singaporegardenfestival.com to find out more!

So there you have it, the biggest Playground in Singapore is finally opening soon and you can be sure we will be there to soak in all the sights and sounds! And just in case we don't get lost, I think we need a map.

Do check back on our Blog, as well as our Facebook page, for our roving updates and reports on Gardens by the Bay!

In the meantime, here are some bits of information about Gardens by the Bay that you may find useful.

Opening Hours:
Bay South Garden is open from 5AM to2AM daily. Opening hours for the Cooled Conservatories and OCBC Skyway is from 9AM to 9PM daily.

Admission Charges:
Access to the outdoor gardens in Bay South is free. Admission to the Cooled Conservatories (Flower Dome & Cloud Forest) and the OCBC Skyway are chargeable. For a full listing of the admission charges, please CLICK HERE. 
*An additional 10% discount on admission rates to the cooled conservatories applies for holders of PAssion Card, NTUC Plus! Card, SAFRA Card and Home Team NS Card.

Getting there:

If you’re driving, from ECP take exit 17 (towards Changi Airport) or 17A (towards City). Travel onto Marina Boulevard and turn left onto Marina Gardens Drive. There are 2 car parks available at the Gardens – a basement at the Visitor Centre and an outdoor one at The Meadows.

By MRT/Bus:

Via the Circle Line:

Alight at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1). Take exit B and follow the underground linkway. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge into Gardens by the Bay

Via the North-South Line:
Alight at Marina Bay MRT (NS27/CE2) station. Take exit A and hop onto bus service 400. Alight 4 stops later at the bus stop along Marina Gardens Drive.

Walking from Marina Bay:

From the Helix Bridge towards the Art Science Museum, follow the footpath which leads under the ECP, that will bring you directly into Bay South Garden along the waterfront.

From Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, walk across the Lions Bridge on Level 4 which connects to the Dragonfly Bridge into Bay South Garden.

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cre8tone said...

Beautiful greenery!~

Cheekiemonkies said...

Yes it is beautiful, isn't it? We can't wait to see it for ourselves! :)

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