Singapore - Gardens by the Bay opening
Saturday 19, May 2012
The long awaited opening of Gardens by the Bay will come to life on 29 June.
To celebrate the opening, a programme of exciting events spanning two weekends will be held from 29 June to 8 July 2012. Festivities include an array of activities held at different parts of the 54-hectare Bay South Garden including "live" concerts by Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz and local songbird Corrinne May; family carnivals including a green fair to raise awareness of the environment; performances, storytelling and activities for kids; educational demonstrations and self-discovery trails; a photo competition; and an outdoor movie under the stars.
Highlights of Bay South Garden
When Bay South Garden opens on 29 June 2012, visitors will be able to experience its signature features such as the "Flower Dome" and "Cloud Forest" cooled conservatories; the Supertrees in the Golden Garden, Silver Garden and Supertree Grove; the Heritage Gardens; The World of Plants; and the Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes.
In addition, they can look forward to changing floral displays in the Flower Dome, a specially choreographed light and sound show at the Supertree Grove, and a series of interpretive media and narratives that bring to life the story of plants. Completing the experience will be a host of lifestyle offerings including dining and retail.
Gardens by the Bay will provide a unique green space and horticulture-themed leisure destination in Marina Bay for all to enjoy. We are excited that in June we will finally be able to share with everyone this new garden, which has been some five years in the making, said Dr. Kiat W. Tan, CEO, Gardens by the Bay.
With less than three months to go before the official opening, we are pulling our efforts together to realise the aspiration of delivering a garden that families, friends and communities in Singapore can enjoy and cherish. As the plants establish and mature over time, we hope that visitors will continue to give their support and grow with the Gardens, Dr Tan added.
From 29 June 2012, Bay South Garden will be open to the public from 5.00am to 2.00am daily. Opening hours for the cooled conservatories and the aerial walkway in the Supertree Grove are from 9.00am to 9.00pm daily.
Entry to Bay South Garden will be free, with the exception of the cooled conservatories which showcase plants of high conservation value from two of the most endangered habitats in the world. Local residents (i.e. Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and holders of Employment Pass, Work Permit or Dependent's Pass) will enjoy differential rates, with further concessions extended to senior citizens, children, schools, community groups and charitable organisations.
Additionally, in conjunction with the Singapore Garden Festival which runs from 7 to 15 July 2012 at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, there will be a joint promotion with discounts on admission tickets to the conservatories and Festival.
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