Celebrate Singapore at Gardens by the Bay

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Celebrate Singapore at Gardens by the Bay

August 21, 2019

August is an exciting month to visit Gardens by the Bay as the Gardens has lined up a series exciting events in celebration of Singapore’s bicentennial year and National Day.

Get set for a visual treat of floral artistry and pop culture as Singaporean singer-songwriter Dick Lee lends his creative touch to the Orchid Extravaganza – “Our SingaPop” Edition floral display in Flower Dome.

At the outdoor gardens, Live! Performances: Legends of Singapore brings to life two local fables – The Scourge of the Swordfish and The Friendly Snake – with live music, actors and puppets.

Experience a star-studded National Day weekend on 10 and 11 August, as home-grown artistes including Kit Chan, Dick Lee and Jasmine Sokko perform at The Meadow for the Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert.

Catch the Garden Rhapsody: Songs of Singapore, a special edition of the popular light and music show at Supertree Grove, which features well-loved songs performed and re-arranged by local musicians including Joanna Dong, Rani Singam, Vocaluptuous and Linying.

• Orchid Extravaganza – “Our Singapop” Edition 
26 July – 15 September, 9am – 9pm
Flower Dome
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

This year’s Orchid Extravaganza celebrates Singapore’s pop culture with a creative spin on familiar icons, as seen through the eyes of multi-talented Singaporean singer-songwriter Dick Lee. Melding floral artistry and pop art, the orchid display features landmarks and objects that have become part of local culture. From housing to recreation and food, these have been given a playful makeover under the creative direction of Lee and designer Yang Derong, to reflect Singapore’s unique blend of tradition and modernity. They stand out amidst a colourful landscape of over 15,000 orchids, comprising more than 80 varieties including heritage orchids such as Aranthera Anne Black, Aranda Bertha Braga and Dendrobium Tay Swee Keng.

Free 15-minute Guided Tours For Orchid Extravaganza
26 July – 15 September
Flower Dome
Daily at 11am & 3pm (2pm to 5pm on 3, 4, 17, 18 August and 7 & 8 September)
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

Pick up a “Orchid Extravaganza” Garden Trail for more information or join the “ASK Me!” tours by the Gardens’ friendly Display Interpreters as they share fascinating facts and anecdotes about the floral display. To participate, gather at the “ASK Me!” poster near the Flower Field. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get Crafty: Orchids
24 August, 2pm – 5pm
The Canopy

Enjoy an afternoon of crafts and fun. As you marvel at the myriad of orchids on display, learn how to fold origami orchids and pick up some fun facts about these popular blooms.

• Live! Performances: Legends of Singapore
2 – 4 August & 16 – 18 August, various timings
Malay Garden & Bayfront Plaza

Watch as two legendary fables from Singapore come alive in the heart of the gardens. In The Scourge of the Swordfish, a quiet fishing village comes under attack by ferocious swordfish. Can anyone save the village from these fierce creatures of the sea? In The Friendly Snake, a beautiful friendship is formed between a little girl and a snake, but as their friendship grows, the village’s livestock begin to mysteriously disappear. Is the snake the culprit?

Gardens by the Bay and Mediacorp National Day Concert
10 & 11 August, 4pm – 9.30pm
The Meadow

Celebrate Singapore during the National Day long weekend by catching two days of exciting performances by Singapore’s best artistes including Dick Lee, Kit Chan, Jasmine Sokko, Kumar and Aisyah Aziz. Join in the fun family activities, fuel up at the food trucks, get a chance to get up-close and personal with your favourite local celebrities, and get a free gift, while stocks last. Dress in your best red and white attire, and prepare for all-weather fun by bringing a light poncho with you.

Garden Rhapsody: Songs of Singapore
1 – 29 August, 7.45pm & 8.45pm
Supertree Grove
Free programme

To celebrate National Day, Songs of Singapore, a special edition of Garden Rhapsody – the signature light and music show at Gardens by the Bay’s Supertree Grove – will play in the month of August. This commemorative edition features 11 well-loved Singapore songs performed and re-arranged by local musicians including Joanna Dong, Rani Singam, Vocaluptuous and Linying, with creative direction by producer and lighting designer Adrian Tan, and music composer and arranger Bang Wenfu, who have worked together on several editions of Garden Rhapsody through the years.

• Scentsational Orchids 
Till 22 September, 9am – 9pm
Cloud Forest
Admission charge to Cloud Forest applies
Orchids featured may vary as the display is refreshed periodically

Orchids belong to one of the most diverse families in the plant kingdom. While they are known and appreciated for their variety of flowers, some have also developed an assortment of smells and strategies to attract pollinators. From the sweet perfume of Phalaenopsis bellina to the intense fragrance of Maxillaria tenuifolia, learn about the different smells that orchids produce and take in the scents at the Fragrance Box in Gardens by the Bay’s latest orchid display in Cloud Forest.

ASK Me! Free 15-minute Guided Tours In Cloud Forest
3, 4, 17, 18 August and 7 & 8 September
Cloud Forest
2pm – 5pm
Admission charge to Cloud Forest applies

Find out more about the unique habitats in Gardens by the Bay’s cooled conservatories at this free “ASK Me!” guided tour of selected areas in Cloud Forest. Pick up amazing facts about the plants on display and be inspired to play a part in protecting the environment. To participate, gather at the “ASK Me!” poster near the The Falls or Tree Top Walk. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bayfront Pop-Up Market
Every Friday (5pm – 9pm), Saturday & Sunday (11am – 9pm)
Bayfront Plaza (next to Bayfront MRT)

Support local businesses and social enterprises at Bayfront Pop-Up Market, a weekly marketplace which showcases a wide variety of unique wares, artisanal products and handmade knick-knacks.

Seniors Tuesday Special
13 August
Flower Dome

Singapore’s Pioneer and Merdeka Generations enjoy free admission to Flower Dome every second Tuesday of the month. Simply flash the Pioneer/Merdeka Generation card or Merdeka Generation Package eligibility letter at the entrance of Flower Dome prior to admission.

Majestic Bay’s Nyonya Style Curry Pork Ribs With Homemade Bread 
Until 11 August
Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
$36++ (serves up to four persons)

Savour juicy pork ribs cooked in aromatic curry gravy, topped with homemade bread at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant.

Café Aster’s $5.40 Croissant Set 
2 – 11 August
Café Aster (Bayfront Plaza)
$5.40 nett  

Celebrate National Day with Café Aster’s 27-layer Croissant Set which comes with a choice of hot coffee or tea. Croissants may be replaced with other pastries if they are sold out. Not valid with other discounts, promotions and privilege cards.


Photos courtesy of Gardens by the Bay

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