Ticket sales begin for Gardens by the Bay’s new attraction Floral Fantasy
The new floral-themed attraction, located just outside Bayfront MRT station, combines flowers, artistry and technology and will officially open to public on April 14
Gardens by the Bay’s new attraction Floral Fantasy will officially open to public on April 14 this year, and tickets are already available at a special opening promotional rate from the Gardens’ ticketing counters as well as online.
At the 1,500 sq m themed attraction located at Bayfront Plaza just next to Bayfront MRT station, flowers, artistry and technology come together to create a fantastical experience for visitors.
There are four diverse garden landscapes, each showcasing a different artistic concept. These four garden landscapes – Dance, Float, Waltz and Drift – segue seamlessly into each other through a meandering space. The experience culminates in a 4D ride simulating the flight of a dragonfly through Gardens by the Bay.
For the special opening promotional rate, local resident tickets are priced at $9 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens above 60 years old, as well as for children aged between three to 12 years old. This promotional rate is valid until May 13, for visits between April 14 and May 13 this year.
Floral Fantasy (奇幻花园) is Gardens by the Bay’s latest thematic attraction, where flowers, artistry and technology come together to create a fantastical experience for visitors.
There are four diverse garden landscapes, each showcasing a different artistic concept. These concepts segue seamlessly into each other through a meandering space, and the experience culminates in a 4D ride of the flight of a dragonfly through Gardens by the Bay.
Floral Fantasy officially opens to public on 14 April 2019. The public can already buy tickets from the ticketing counters at Gardens by the Bay or online at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg.
Floral Fantasy at a glance
*Opening special rate, for visits to Floral Fantasy between 14 April 2019 and 13 May 2019. This promotional rate is only available until 13 May 2019.
The four garden landscapes
1. Dance (花之舞)
Dance is the first garden landscape of Floral Fantasy, and features flowers suspended upside down from above, forming a brightly-coloured, immersive canopy as visitors walk through the space. As visitors come to the end of this zone, they are greeted by the whimsical sight of pendulous floral balls bobbing gently up and down from the ceiling.
2. Float (花之溪)
The first garden landscape Dance transitions into the next one, called Float. This is a comparatively larger expanse of open space featuring a body of water alongside it. Unique trees with interesting forms such as twisty and drooping branches flank the space, creating a sense of intimacy with visitors.
3. Waltz (花之雨)
Things take a turn for the dramatic in Waltz, a space that is ensconced by driftwood structures at the top and sheets of water at the sides. Evoking a feeling of exploring a rainforest, the space is complemented by a 4m wide by 2m tall poison dart frog vivarium with plans to eventually house more than 30 tiny but eye-catching poison dart frogs.
Poison Dart Frog Vivarium
Poison dart frogs, which originate from the tropical areas of Central and South America, are considered vulnerable because of deforestation. These brightly-coloured frogs only grow to a size of 2 inches, but they are highly toxic. However, as their poison comes from their diet in the wild, they lose this toxicity when reared by humans. The poison dart frog vivarium in Floral Fantasy showcases these beautiful pint-sized amphibians and highlights how human action can have adverse impact on even the smallest aspects of biodiversity.
4. Drift (花之影)
The transition from light to dark is complete at the fourth and final garden landscape called Drift. Reminiscent of a cavern, this semi-enclosed space is ringed with terraced rock. Amidst a glittering lightscape reminiscent of glow worms, a collection of exotic South American orchids grow out from the rock, while hanging ferns drape down from the ceiling, creating a magical atmosphere.
The 4D ride: Flight of the Dragonfly (4D奇幻之旅: 蜻蜓飞翔)
With the aid of 3D glasses and special effects incorporated into the 24-seater theatrette, visitors will experience their four senses of sight, sound, smell and touch triggered as they are taken on a simulated journey of a dragonfly’s flight path through Gardens by the Bay.
Flight of the Dragonfly was conceptualised and produced by ST Engineering, and is the first 4D simulation ride conceptualised, produced and filmed in Singapore by ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering company that is headquartered in Singapore.
In line with its focus on floral artistry, there is an Artist Corner at Floral Fantasy, which serves as a platform for emerging local artists to showcase their work to a larger audience. The artists invited to collaborate with Gardens by the Bay will come from a wide spectrum of disciplines, and their art pieces will incorporate flowers as a theme. Each art piece at Artist Corner will be changed periodically.
Floral Fantasy showcases more than 3,000 plants, with more than 150 species. Spot “fried eggs” and “Darth Vader” among some of the more curious plants!
Members of the public can visit here to find out more.
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