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Monday, 19 November 2012

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 2012


This post will be a barrage of photos, you have been warned.

So ONsemble was invited to be the first orchestra to perform in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay:


and they invited us to visit the Gardens before the performance.

Liu Yi, James and I needed to get a bite before heading in:

Liu Yi:

James:

Pastry!

Spaghetti:

There's really no point describing what visiting the Gardens felt like. The only thing I could think of was how much Popo would have enjoyed this place. Hope she managed to see it through my eyes somehow... Really miss her...

Anyways, on to the photos!

Got a stamp on my arm:


Their Autumn display:


Thorny Cactuses: 



Our personal guide with Ray and David:


We were told that there are hundreds of pipes passing cold water through the floors to keep the temperature cool. Those of us who were in flip flops quickly tested the floor with our bare feet and boy it was cold!



This eagle is actually made from the dead roots of a many-hundred year old Lychee tree:





Aloe Vera, very normal:

Aloe Vera TREE, Not so normal:




Halloween themed Autumn Display:









Fountain:

Some enthusiastic YST-ians:

Top floor of the fountain:

View from the top:








In the "UV" room where the educational bits are:

Thanks to the lights, my shoes looked awesome:


Mr Snail:

Below are the ticketing rates, screenshot from their website:


More details can be found on their website HERE.