Sentosa Flowers 2013 – Joys of Spring

Sentosa Flowers 2013

This Chinese New Year, we managed to squeeze some time to visit the Sentosa Flowers – one of the most celebrated flower exhibitions in Singapore. This year, it is held at Palawan Beach and the theme is Joys of Spring. Being the year of Snake, there is a 100m long snake sculpture on display too.

Edison

As soon as we checked-in, we were greeted by the Giant Floral Carpet, which measures 50 metres by 40 metres and comprises 30,000 fresh flowers. I like these vibrant red flowers. There is a beautiful water snake display that is made of flowers too.

Red Flowers

Flowers

Snake Display

We continued to stroll along Palawan Beach, hand-in-hand, enjoying the beauty of the flowers that surround us. It was relaxing and enjoyable. As we walked past Post of Lost Wonder, we bumped into God of Fortune! We quickly took a family picture with him.

With God of Fortune

There are a lot of beautifully-designed photo-points for visitors to capture the special moments, and a bunch of helpful Sentosa staffs who help to take pictures for the visitors.

Edison & V

Little Edison

CNY 2013 at Sentosa Flowers

After a long walk, passing the F&B outlets and Bora Bora Beach Bar, we finally reached the Glittering Snake Trail. It is formed using sand collected from Sentosa’s very own beach. A group of staff volunteers used dyed sand to colour the snake, which forms the Chinese character “Fortune”.

Glittering Snake Trail

Glittering Snake Trail - Body

After the visit, our boy went to have some fun at the beach before we head to RWS for dinner.

CNY 2013

This flower festival, being held at Palawan Beach, will run until Feb 17, with tickets priced at $5 per adult (free entry for children aged 12 and below). Check out http://flowers.sentosa.com.sg/ for further details.

Sentosa Flowers & Snippets of LNY

Sorry for the long silence since my last post – nevertheless, I’m still in-time to wish you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

It has been a busy but fun Lunar New Year week. We chilled out at relatives’ house, watched the lion and dragon dances, ate lots of yummy bak kwa and melt-in-the-mouth pineapple tarts, played some card games and prayed at the Chinese temple.

Surprisingly, our Little Edison enjoyed the family gatherings so much. He immediately made friends with the other children and had fun playing with them.

On Thursday (Day 4 of LNY), we went to Sentosa Island to experience the floral extravaganza. This year, the award-winning event, Sentosa Flowers, is themed as “Enchanted Spring”. We took some pictures as we strolled through the gardens of bloom.

Roar like a Lion!

Mama, I want to make a silly face!”

“Hey, Mama! I saw a starfish right here!”

“Oh Mama, flowers are so boring. Can we go to the beach now?”

After visiting the Sentosa Flowers, we headed to the Siloso Beach for a dip. The weather was so nice, it wasn’t very sunny and it didn’t rain either.

“Yay! I love the beach!”

“Daddy digs the sand, I pour the water! We worked together!”

“Let me take some water from the sea.”

“Hey Mama! The water is still cold!”

We spent about two to three hours on the beach before we washed and packed up. Soon, it was dinner time and we took a train to the Resorts World as there are more dining options over there. And we ended up at Din Tai Fung – their signature steamed shrimp dumplings are my top favourite!

Curry Fish Head @ Din Tai Fung

We discovered that the restaurant has Nyonya Fish Head Curry on its menu too. So, we gave it a try. Taste wise, I would say that it’s just average but we like it served on a burning claypot so that we can enjoy the dish sizzling hot.

Golden Dragon at RWS