Tag Archives: Gardens by the Bay

Tribal Tempo at Gardens by the Bay

Tribal Tempo is the first large-scale South African floral display in Singapore and we dropped by Gardens by the Bay a few weeks ago to check it out. We were simply fascinated with the breathtakingly beautiful proteas, calla lilies and gerberas. David was there with us too and he was more fascinated with the animal sculptures than anything else though.

It was surprising to learn that the arid parts of southern Africa has one of the largest and richest diversity of succulent plants in the world. Some 40 per cent of the world’s succulents grow in southern Africa! Since it is located in the southern hemisphere, spring in South Africa is between August to mid-October and the wildflowers of Namaqualand blossom during this period. And some of these wildflowers are what we often see (and buy) in the florists in Singapore!

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that spider though

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this makes me want to sing Circle of Life

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gemsbuck standing in wildflowers

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just look at the proteas

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a whole field of gerberas

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so beautiful

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never smile at a crocodile

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love the colour of these flowers

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pincushion proteas



Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 – Sun, 30 Oct 2016
Time: 9am – 9pm
Venue: Flower Dome

Admission charge to the conservatories applies


We love our Friends of the Gardens Family membership and highly recommend getting it because it gets us unlimited admission to ticketed attractions. This comes in really handy when there’s a crazy long queue for the very popular events such as Tulipmania and Christmas Wonderland. We also get 2 hours of free parking as well as other exclusive promotions and offers.

We have one Individual Friend of the Gardens membership (worth $68) to give away. To qualify, simply do the following by Thu, 29 Sep 2016, 2359H (Singapore time):

1. Like the ‘In the Wee HoursFacebook page.
2. Like the ‘Gardens by the Bay’ Facebook page.
3. Like and comment on this Facebook post telling me what you love about Gardens by the Bay.

Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only. Winners will be contacted through Facebook message and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. To be fair to our sponsors, please note that all fake Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will also be ineligible to win.

Blossom Beats Floral Display at Gardens by the Bay

It’s sakura season in Japan but we are stuck here in Singapore and it’s so HOT! So what better way to kill two birds with one stone than to escape to the refreshingly cool Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay for their Blossom Beats floral display? This beautiful display is on for a limited time only and ends this Sunday. It’s also super popular and the queues are quite daunting so go early or buy your tickets online before heading down.

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lovely photo spot

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view from above, spot the cosplayers

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Adrian and David

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close-up of some blossoms

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David was very interested in the drum

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such pretty flowers

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pointing at random flowers

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even the leaves are nice to look at!

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tulip magnolias

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cosplayers galore

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fluffy blooms

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Torii gate