Floral Fantasy, Gardens by the Bay

Nature and mechanics work together to create a beautiful enclosure, as suspended plants slowly rise and fall from the roof.

Floral Fantasy is a must for kids who love nature and wildlife and a sure treat for all those who love fantasy and the dream world!

 

Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore’s most prized attractions, and with the opening of the new Floral Fantasy exhibit, they certainly did not disappoint! This dream-like, fantastical experience is made up of four diverse garden landscapes, each of which showcases a different concept. To top off the experience is a simulated 4D ride called The Flight of the Dragonfly – a journey from a dragonfly’s viewpoint, zooming past the Supertrees and other attractions in the Gardens.

 

As you walk through the garden, the settings change from lush greenery to an enchanting cave, with the sounds of the waterfalls and fountains guiding you through. As you venture deeper in, the fascinating poison dart frog display catches

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everyone’s eye. For most of my hour in the exhibit, I found myself watching these brightly coloured frogs – hailing from all corners of the globe – and trying to capture as many videos and photos as I could!

 

At the very end, is the 4D ride, inviting the audience to transform into the body of a dragonfly as it soars through Gardens by the Bay.

 

This is the highlight of the entire exhibit, with every sense stimulated through the special effects of the film.

 

Daily : 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.  

Admission charges to Floral Fantasy apply, with time-stamped limited hourly time slots. Last admission is @ 8.00 p.m. Tickets are valid only for single entries and there are no re-entries.

 

Anushka Ray is an intern with SFK, for the summer of 2019, and she visits Gardens by the Bay to discover the new exhibit. Photographs and text by Anushka.