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Gardens by the Bay’s Latest Attraction: Floral Fantasy
See how flowers, artistry and technology come together in a dream-like and spectacular way at Floral Fantasy, Gardens by the Bay’s newest attraction.
Opened on 14 April 2019, Floral Fantasy has four garden landscapes, each showcasing a different artistic concept. These diverse concepts flow seamlessly through a meandering space, and the experience culminates in a 4D ride of the Flight of the Dragonfly through the Gardens.
The first garden landscape features flowers suspended upside down from above, forming a brightly-coloured, immersive canopy. At the end of the zone are whimsical pendulous floral balls bobbing gently up and down from the ceiling.
A comparatively larger expanse of open space, the second garden landscape features a body of water alongside it. Unique trees with interesting forms such as twisty and drooping branches flank the space, creating a sense of intimacy with visitors.
This dramatic space is ensconced by driftwood structures at the top and sheets of water at the sides. Evoking a feeling of exploring a rainforest, the space is complemented by a 4m wide by 2m tall Poison Dart Frog Vivarium which will eventually house over 30 tiny but eye-catching poison dart frogs which can only grow up to 2 inches in size.
The Poison Dart Frog Vivarium showcases the pint-sized amphibians which are highly toxic. However, as their poison comes from their diet in the wild, they lose this toxicity when reared by humans.
The transition from light to dark is complete at this garden landscape. Like a cavern, this semi-enclosed space is ringed with terraced rock. Amidst a glittering lightscape reminiscent of glow worms, a collection of exotic South American orchids grow out from the rock, while hanging ferns drape down from the ceiling, creating a magical atmosphere.
4D RIDE: FLIGHT OF THE DRAGONFLY
With the help of 3D glasses plus special effects, this 4D ride will take you on a simulated journey of a dragonfly’s flight path through the Gardens to discover a whole new world of wonder.
Flight of the Dragonfly is the first 4D simulation ride conceptualised, produced and filmed in Singapore by ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering company that is headquartered in Singapore.
Check out captivating art pieces with floral themes by emerging local artists at this corner which is located between the Dance and Float garden landscapes. Pieces are changed periodically.
Floral Fantasy showcases over 3,000 plants, with more than 150 species. Look out for unique plants such as Fried Egg Tree, the Begonia “Darth Vader”, with its jet-black leaves and lime green edges, the drooping flowers of the Fuchsia cultivar, and the Oldham’s Silverberry, whose fruits and leaves are coated with silvery scales.
Named after the iconic villain from Star Wars, the rare Begonia “Darth Vader” stands out against the soft green of the moss walls with its jet-black leaves and lime green edges
Bayfront Plaza, next to Bayfront MRT Station
9am to 9pm (last admission at 8pm)
ADMISSION RATES (Standard rates)
Opening Promotional Rates (till 13 May 2019)
• Adult/senior (above aged 60): $17
• Child: $10
Regular Standard Rates
• Adult/senior (above aged 60): $20
• Child: $12
Photos courtesy of Gardens by the Bay