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New Rose display at Gardens by the Bay

Checked out the War of the Roses floral display at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome 2 weeks ago. If you love roses, you really have to come see the display. I love going to the Flower Dome. It’s like a cheating method for me to feel like I’m deep in the heart of nature, without having to sweat it out thanks to the air-conditioning! Kinda like why we love visiting parks and gardens when we are in temperate countries.

War of the Roses is on from 26 February to 6 April 2014!

War of the Roses display at Gardens by the Bay (2)

Some interesting facts on roses I never knew!

  • There are more than 15,000 different rose species grown worldwide
  • 5,000 roses will be used for the entire War of the Roses floral display, boasting 60 different varieties. Click here to see the names of the roses.
  • Bandung is a popular drink of milk flavoured with rose cordial syrup. Available at many hawker centres and food courts in Singapore.
  • In Chinese traditional medicine, some rose species can treat stomach problems
  • Have a rose named after you, if you can afford $15,000.
  • War of the Roses was a series of dynastic wars fought from 1455 to 1485 between the Royal House of Lancaster and the Royal House of York, for the throne of England

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Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome

Tulip Mania is raging on at Gardens by the Bay. I was there today and it was a lovely sight. Reminded me so much of my travels in France where the roadside planters would be stuffed full of tulip plants and other colourful flowers. In fact, I was at the Gardens last week as well, but the tulips hadn’t yet bloomed fully. What a difference a week makes! It was well worth the effort to make the trip to the Flower Dome again today. Tomorrow is the last day of Tulip Mania so do take leave and see it if you can!!

It was actually my first time at the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest last week. For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, it costs $12 to visit one dome and $20 for 2 domes. If you ask me, you have to make time to visit the Gardens by the Bay Domes at least once. I think it’s really unlike any other attraction that we have in Singapore. How many times have we wished that Singapore wouldn’t be the scorching island that we have to tolerate on a daily basis? The domes allow you to take a walk in the park in cool air conditioned comfort. For those few blissful hours you can imagine yourself on holiday in a temperate country.

And if you’re hungry after the visit to the Domes and want to know what to eat at Gardens by the Bay, do check out the SuperTrees Dining, Cafe Crema or Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant for dim sum. Smile

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome Tulips (26)

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Cafe Crema at Gardens by the Bay

After the whirlwind visit to Gardens by the Bay 2 weeks ago for the Supertrees Dining event, I’d made a mental note to spare no effort in returning to visit Gardens by the Bay properly as soon as possible. That day came earlier than expected when a friend managed to take leave on a weekday to accompany me there.

My plan was to visit the Jewellery Fair at Marina Bay Sands, enjoy a leisurely lunch at Cafe Crema followed by an equally leisurely stroll through the Gardens. In the evening, we would head to Sentosa to enjoy a barbecue by the beach. What a fantastic way to spend the day don’t you think? By the way, our leisurely lunch turned out to be even more leisurely than we’d expected so we only managed to cover a third of the Gardens. Which now gives good reason for me to return yet again.

Cafe Crema - (4)

Cafe Crema is one of the eateries at Gardens by the Bay. If you’re walking over from Marina Bay Sands/Promenade MRT Station, it is a pretty long walk, at least 20 minutes or more I would say? However, if you’re taking the public bus from Marina Bay MRT Station or if you’re driving, it would be easy to get to Cafe Crema as it is just after the Visitor’s Information Counter.

Cafe Crema, with its whitewashed walls and black-framed windows is pretty hard to miss. In fact, the decor is such that you feel like you just want to go in and buy a croissant or something, just to relax in its environs and people watch. Food here is a little pricey, but not overly so. Unless you’re buying a slice of cake or just a drink, do not expect anything under $10.

Cafe Crema - Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich $17 (4)Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich (Grilled Zucchini, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, roast tomato salsa and pesto dressing with foccacia) $17

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