Singapore’s award-winning filmmaker Royston Tan lends his creative touch to Orchid Extravaganza with a floral tribute to the multicultural heritage of Singapore.

Set amidst a vivid backdrop of shophouses – a familiar sight in many parts of the island – this year’s orchid display exudes a unique local flavour that celebrates Singapore’s melting pot of cultures. Step into the courtyard of a Peranakan home where beautiful orchids bloom alongside quintessential items like the intricate Nyonya beaded slippers, traditional tea set and the ubiquitous tingkat carrier.

Orchid extravaganza gardens by the bay

More than 14,000 orchids of over 120 varieties will be featured in a profusion of colours inspired by the vibrant hues of local desserts and kueh (cake), while clouds of overhanging orchids conjure up images of the smells and smoke that waft through the kitchen. [Incidentally, clouds were also used as a motif in Royston Tan’s film Bunga Sayang (Flower of Love), which is part of local film anthology 7 Letters and named Best Asian Short Film at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2016.

Orchid Extravaganza is held in conjunction with Singapore Garden Festival 2018 and runs from 13 July to 22 August in Flower Dome. For a limited period between 21 and 29 July, visitors can also look forward to an exquisite showcase of prized orchids from the SOGA Orchid Show 2018 organised by Singapore Orchid Growers’ Association (SOGA).

Date: 13 July to 22 August 2018 (Friday to Wednesday)
Time: 9am – 9pm (9am – 10pm during Singapore Garden Festival from 21 July to 3 August)
Venue: Flower Dome
Admission Fees: Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Voyagin.

CURIOUS TO FIND OUT MORE?
Pick up an Orchid Extravaganza Garden Trail for more interesting information or join us for daily “ASK Me!” tours by our friendly Display Interpreters as they share fascinating botanical facts and anecdotes about the floral display.

Date: 13 July to 22 August 2018 (Friday to Wednesday)
Time: Daily at 11am and 3pm (2pm – 5pm on 21 & 22 July, and 4, 5, 18 & 19 August)
Details:

  • Guided tours are free, but admission charge to the Flower Dome applies.
  • Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • To participate, gather at the “ASK Me!” poster near the Flower Field. Tour will begin when a group of five or more visitors is assembled.
  • Tours will not be conducted on Flower Dome closure dates.

SINGAPORE GARDEN FESTIVAL 2018

Singapore Garden Festival

Enter a magical world of exciting garden designs and exquisite floral creations as Singapore goes into full bloom this July at the Singapore Garden Festival 2018, jointly organised by the National Parks Board and Gardens by the Bay. Whether you are a serious gardener, hobbyist or just looking for a wonderful day out with the family, you are in for delightful treats at the Festival. Held at the award winning Gardens by the Bay, this year’s Festival promises to be more spectacular than ever before. Get your tickets today and be a part of the magic at the Singapore Garden Festival 2018!

Date: 21 July to 3 August 2018 (Saturday to Friday)
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Admission Fees: Admission charge to the event applies. For more details, visit here. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Voyagin.

ORCHID DISPLAY IN CLOUD FOREST
Orchid lovers rejoice! Gardens by the Bay has recreated its award-winning orchid display, “In a cavern, in a canyon”, which garnered Gold and Best of Show at the 22nd World Orchid Conference (WOC 22) in Ecuador last November. This display not only showcases orchids that won medals at WOC 22, but also an array of Dendrobium orchids. Dendrobium is one of the largest genera in the orchid family with over 1,000 species occurring from Asia to Tahiti. Dendrobium orchids come in myriad shapes and colours; some with interesting medicinal and culinary uses.

Date: Till 9 September 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 9am – 9pm
Venue: Cloud Forest
Admission Fees: Admission charge to Cloud Forest applies. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Voyagin.

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