Jun 24, 2015

Nursery Rhymes Come to Life!

Without a doubt, nursery rhymes formed a huge part in both my and the monkies' toddler years. I mean, who can escape singing along to 'Itsy Bitsy Spider', 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' and 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' right?

So if you have been yearning to relive some of your childhood memories and/or bring these nursery rhymes to life right in front of your child's eyes, skip down to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay!

The third of six chapters in Gardens by the Bay's storytelling journey in 2015, Flowery Fun Times with Nursery Rhymes has the Flower Dome Flower Field transformed into a world filled with beloved scenes from childhood nursery rhymes and stories.

So expect to see familiar characters brought to life - much like Mary and her little lamb, the old lady in her shoe, Old MacDonald with his farm animals, Humpty Dumpty, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Baa Baa Black Sheep and even pay a visit to Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary in her garden.

But the one thing I loved about the floral display? Not only does it feature the usual English nursery rhymes and stories, it also included rhymes in other languages such as Tamil and Malay as well!

Ale, for one, was ecstatic to see one of her favourite Mandarin rhyme, 小蜜蜂, on display and she just went '嗡嗡嗡' on repeat mode after that.

Ayd's favourite Mandarin song when he was a toddler, 泥娃娃, was also painstakingly brought to life. Loved how the characters were constructed out of flower pots!

Amidst a field of colourful Lupins, Delphiniums and Foxgloves, the entire flower field display was truly a feast for the eyes.

Compared to the previous Tulipmania display where I felt that the gingerbread house stuck out like a sore thumb in the middle of the Flower Field, the props for Flowery Fun Times complemented the floral display really well this time around.

There is a natural flow of the rhymes and stories with each linking up with one another seamlessly. So yes, all of us definitely loved it!

So if your kids are fans of nursery rhymes, this is one display they will be delighted to see! And the parents? You will be secretly mouthing the lyrics to the rhymes... Go ahead, you know you want to. :)

The Floral Display runs until 19 July but the best time to head down to Gardens by the Bay will be this weekend (27 & 28 June 2015)... all because of Megapalooza! Visit with your family and friends and have a whale of a time playing gigantic board games, enjoying magic tricks and taking in wonderful performances!

Giant Board Games
27 - 28 June 2015 | 10am - 7pm | Supertree Grove | Free
Tired of playing tabletop board games? Try your hands at our 3D, life-sized games for a mega time of fun with family and friends. Immerse yourself in the craziness of it all!

Tricky Patrick
27 June 2015 | 5.30pm - 6.30pm | Flower Dome*
28 June 2015 | 4.15pm - 5.15pm | Flower Dome*
Fancy a trick or two? Check out what Tricky Patrick has up his sleeves. Kids, come and see some seemingly impossible tricks and amazing stage illusions. *Admission charges to Cooled Conservatories apply.

Urban Street Team
27 June 2015 | 6.40pm - 7.40pm | Supertree Grove | Free
Gooaal! Enjoy an exciting soccer showcase as the Urban Street Team dazzle you with their fancy footwork and creative stunts.

NUS Wind Symphony
27 June 2015 | 8pm - 8.45pm | Supertree Grove | Free
Enjoy an evening of beautiful band music brought to you by the NUS wind symphony. Sit back, relax and be entertained by a wide repertoire of quality tunes ranging from classical orchestral pieces to familiar pop tunes.

The Players Theatre
28 June 2015 | 5.30pm - 6.30pm | Supertree Grove | Free
Watch a play with stories told by the Berenstain Bears! Look forward to colourful costumes and interesting props, and let the Berenstain Bears' special narration of honesty and responsibility move you.

Shili & Adi
28 June 2015 | 7pm - 7.45pm | Supertree Grove | Free
Let Shili & Adi bring you back to a more nostalgic time with familiar tunes that you will love. Enjoy an evening of acoustic music by this talented duo. Let their wide repertoire of songs and versatile voices entertain everyone in the family.

Useful Information

Flowery Fun Times Floral Display
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Now until 19 July 2015
Opening Hours: 9am - 9pm
Admission Charges apply. For more information, visit HERE.


June Holidays – Gardens by the Bay Family Package Local Families
Grab Family Package at $50 (usual price $64), which allows entry to both conservatories for two adults and two kids! Offer valid to 28 June 2015, Sunday.

SG50 Special - Free Admission for Seniors
In celebration of SG50, local seniors (aged 60 and above) can enjoy free entry into two conservatories. Accompanying caregivers of seniors can also enjoy 50% discount into two conservatories. Valid from 1 June to 31 August 2015.

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