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Lunar New Year At Gardens By The Bay
Celebrate Chinese New Year amidst colourful blooms at Gardens by the Bay. Besides floral displays, there are also a host of cultural festivities to enjoy as part of the Gardens’ Lunar New Year programme, “Spring Surprise”.
• Dahlia Dreams Floral Display
Till 4 March, 9am to 9pm
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies
Inspired by the picturesque landscape of Chinese imperial gardens, this floral display features dahlias, camellias, lagerstroemias and bromeliads in a courtyard garden setting.
Be greeted by the auspicious Southern Lions and Chinese guardian lions (“Foo Dogs”) standing guard at the entrance. To celebrate the Year of the Dog, intricate diorama cutouts, exquisite driftwood sculptures and ornamental topiaries in the shape of dogs can be spotted in the display. There are also palace lanterns and umbrella curtains embellishing the garden. On selected days in February, the God of Fortune makes an appearance to spread wealth and prosperity.
Free 15-minute guided tours: Daily at 11am and 3pm (2pm to 5pm on 27 & 28 January, 10, 11, 24 & 25 February). To participate, gather at the “ASK Me!” poster near the Flower Field. Tour will begin when there are five or more participants.
• Spring Surprise
14 – 25 February, noon to 8.30pm (selected timings)
Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, The Canopy
Programmes are free, admission charge to Flower Dome applies
Enjoy an array of festive performances including spectacular ultraviolet (UV) light performances with the UV Lotus Dragon and UV Northern Lions who are making their first appearance in Singapore; lion dance on poles; concerts by Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert; spring dances by young dancers from various schools; and dog-related events such as dog yoga, dog parkour and the movie screening of A Dog’s Purpose.
• Hana Hou At The Gardens
9 February, noon to 1pm
Catch this exhilarating performance by the 11-member US Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, Hana Hou. Enjoy popular hits and many familiar tunes by this talented music ensemble.
Photos courtesy of Gardens by the Bay