Tuesday, 14 March 2017

In the Peaceful World of Sakura and the Exciting World of Dye-Nosaur @ Gardens by the Bay March 2017

Blossom Bliss @ Gardens by the Bay

This March holiday, we decided to bring the kids to "Japan" and to venture into the Dye-Nosaur world. 

So check out the Sakura and the 11 activities you can do at the Children's Festival - Dye-Nosaur Garden.

Part 1: Our trip to 'Japan'



Blossom Bliss will start from 3 Mar 2017 to 24 Mar 2017
Time: 9.00am - 9.00pm 
Location: Flower Dome

To ensure that visitors can admire these Sakura in a relaxing environment, do note the flower dome will be run by timed entry for the Blossom Bliss period. This means that you will have to purchase tickets into the flower dome with your preferred time - 9am/11am/1pm/3pm/5pm/7pm. 

Let's start with some fun facts about cherry blossoms. 

Fun Facts about Cherry Blossoms. 


1. Cherry blossoms (as known as Sakura) aren't always in pink and the names of the flowers is depended on the number of petals it has. 

We found this to be true at the Flower Dome. The kids were excited to find white and pink Cherry Blossoms. The different species also have flowers of varying number of petals. Below are only some of the Cherry Blossoms you can find, you got to go and discover more on your own. 





Individually so beautiful and together, they simply form a stunning and dreamy landscape. With the cool environment,  it really felt as though we were in Japan. We enjoyed the relaxing and calming effect. The Cherry Blossoms look much more spectacular when you are there than in the photos.  





2. Cherry Blossom is Japan's national flower. It symbolizes renewal and hope. 

3. Each Sakura tree may only bloom for up to a week. The tree usually live for 30 to 40 years. 

This hope and beauty makes me unconsciously think about life itself. It serves as a visual reminder to me of fragility and the beauty of life. Life is short, yet we want to live it as best as and as beautiful as we can.

So we should live life happy everyday for as long as we can. 

In them (these sakura and kids), I see hope for the future. 



We must cherish our loved ones and be with them always.







One thing I always emphasize to my kids is that our time together is short. Especially as them living together as siblings . So they must love one another. I'm glad that the bond between my kids is so strong.


Part 2: Venturing into the 
Dye-Nosaur World


Look out for these Dye-Nosaurs at the Supertree Grove area. 








Kids can learn more about dinosaurs, participate in the egg hunt and enjoy many activities for FREE.

Oh oh... before you start your Dye-Nosaur adventure, remember to collect the kids' activity booklet from the Visitors Centre. 

If you complete the egg hunt, you can collect your prize at the Prize Collection Booth. 


Emmanuel is holding the activity booklet on the left and the prize ( dinosaur egg ) on the right. 

You can collect these cute dinosaur stickers too at the prize collection booth. 
Things you can do at the Dye-Nosaur Garden.

1. Chasing Dye-nosaurs and learning about dinosaurs.
The kids spent some time running around and admiring these gigantic dye-nosaurs.











Look out for the mascot walking around too. 

The children can learn more about dinosaurs as they run around chasing these big, colourful dye-nosaurs. 

Daddy is explaining to the kids..




2. Go Egg Hunting

Run around the garden and hunt for the dye-nosaur eggs. 
Source
Date: 
10 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
Time: 
10.00am - 9.00pm
Location:

The Canyon
Golden Garden
Secret Life of Trees
Supertree Grove
World of Palms

When you find the egg, simply use the stamp found at the booth, chop into your activity book and complete the activity at the station. 

Suggestion: Plan to do this egg hunt in the evening or at night. We start doing it about 2 plus and the weather was just too hot. 





3. Face/hand painting





4. Make your own dinosaur Keychain 
@ the Keychain Shrinking Station

Collect the dinosaur that you want from the booth, simply colour it and the friendly assistant will help make it into a keychain for you. 






5. Pipe Cleaner Sculpture
A Brontosaurus made by Faith. 


Here are the steps for those who wants to try and make this at home.


 6. Sand Art Bookmark

For activities 3 - 6:
Date:
10 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
Time:
10.00am - 9.00pm
Location:

Supertree Grove



7.GAMES GALORE
  • There are additional activities like the Fishing Pond, Shoot the Dinosaur Game, and Feed the Dinosaur Game at the Children's Garden. 

    Date:
    10 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
    Time:
    10.00am - 6.00pm
    Location:
    Children's Garden* (closed for maintenance every Monday)


 8. Interactive Storytelling 

Date:
13 - 17 Mar 2017
Time:
4.30pm - 5.00pm, 6.30pm - 7.00pm 
Location:

Supertree Grove

Children can enjoy the 8 activities mentioned above- FREE OF CHARGE. 



The following are paid activities.

9. Paint a Dinosaur Sculpture.
You can purchase a dinosaur sculpture at $8 each. There are 4 different dinosaurs to choose from. 






10. Join a workshop by Learning Lab

For those interested, sign up for the dinosaur themed terrarium/fossil and excavation workshop. The workshop and its schedule can be found below. 
Fees: $20 per pax for workshop & material. 






11. Carnival rides and games.


Date:
10 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
Time:
10.00am - 9.00pm
3.00pm - 7.00pm (Inflatable Bounce)
Location:

Supertree Grove

Rides
Ticket Charges
Inflatable Bounce
3 tickets at $7.50
Walking Dinosaur
3 tickets at $7.50
3 Player Bungee
4 tickets at $10
Train Station
1 ticket for 1-way ride at $2.50
Ferris Wheel
2 tickets at $5
Chasing Car
2 tickets at $5
Mini Pirate Ship
2 tickets at $5
Royal Horse Carousel
2 tickets at $5
Flying Carpet
2 tickets at $5
Drum Walker
3 tickets at $7.50
Bumper Boat
3 tickets at $7.50

So this March Holidays, take the children to 'Japan' to admire Sakura and go on an adventure into the Dye-Nosaur World to have some fun. 

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Merry Medley @ Gardens By the Bay

 Merry Medley @ Gardens By the Bay

We visited the Merry Medley @ Gardens By the Bay and had an enchanted Christmas experience. Experience "winter" in Singapore today in the Flower Dome.  It isn't exactly a white Christmas, but a Christmas garden bursting with colours to throw you into the festive mood right away. 

The kids were dancing with joy around the garden. 


What to look out for:

1. O Christmas Tree,  O Christmas Tree
Look out for these evergreen conifers - Noble Fir and Blue Spruce.
The Christmas Trees were so well decorated and the children just can't stop admiring the trees and taking photos with them. 






2. Poinsettia
Look out for the red and green leaves Poinsettia everywhere. Discover other rare colours of poinsettia around too.. 



3. Christmas Rose (Winter Rose)
Spot those white rose-like blooms in the flower field. 


4. Holly
Very often during Christmas, we see these berries decoration. It is till now that we found out that they are actually fruits from Holly. These red berries often last throughout winter. 




 Look out for these Winterberry Hollies. 


 The Winterberry Hollies look so attractive in white "snow". 

 Another berry looking plant that attracted the kids. 


Other highlights

Seas of Hydrangea and plants decorated as presents.


Luminarie
Catch these dazzling lights in the conservatories and around the Gardens. 


A giant snow globe


Beautiful lilies looking like trumpets.. They look so perfect!!!


 Christmas Tiers of Good Cheer



Just a poem to sum up our experience. 


Merry Medley

Children dancing joyfully
Among tall brightly lit stars
Endless Laughter
Clowning around
A garden bursting with colours
Flowers blooming like fireworks
People glowing with happiness
Cheering and thankful that
It is Christmas Season!
So make Merry. 



Visit Merry Medley at Gardens by the Bay today as the colourful flowers are all blooming so beautifully currently. 

Merry Medley will be on from 11 November 2016 to 5 January 2017 (9am - 9pm). 

Tickets can be bought online or over the counter. 

Visit today and make Merry...


Hear from these Mom bloggers that went for Merry Medley too. They have even more beautiful photographs and enchanting videos. 
Life's Tiny Miracles