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Deepavali at Gardens by the Bay

During the Hari Raya Haji holiday, we visited the Gardens by the Bay. This was our second visit, I blogged about our first visit HERE.


Among the two conservatories, V and Edison prefer the Cloud Forest where the main highlight is the 35m high waterfall and Tree Top Walk. On the other hand, I prefer the Flower Dome because I can see lots of beautiful flowers there.


From now till 10 Nov 2013, Gardens by the Bay will see the Flower Dome transformed into a colourful floral tapestry as we celebrate Deepavali – the Festival of Lights next month!


Inspired by the traditional Indian decorative art kolam, the Deepavali themed floral display features Indian fabric lanterns sitting on a bed of vivid purple and orange flora, made up of flowers like Amaranths, Cone Flowers and Cockscombs, while lamps and carved wooden elephants add to the festive ambience.



This kaleidoscopic display of tradition, colours and lights will bring a befitting close to the “Celebrations!” series of floral displays at the Gardens.

In celebration of Deepavali, there will also be a 15% discount on admission tickets to the conservatories from 1 to 3 November 2013.

On 26 and 27 Oct 2013, there will be a Celebrating Cultures: The Kathakali Performance, an array of painted faces, sophisticated hand gestures and elaborate costumes accompanied by a “live” ensemble of percussion music and classical singing.

On 2 and 3 Nov 2013, visitors can go on a journey of discovery at the Gardens with You Light up My Life, a themed activity to educate about the significance of Deepavali, and try their hands at decorating little lamps for the occasion.


After the visit, we had our dinner at Satay by the Bay. It was our first time there, and I really like the satay so much! Will definitely be back again.

For more updates on “Celebrations!” and other programmes and promotions at the Gardens, please visit


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