The Hanging Gardens of Singapore

Merry Christmas dear visitors! Hope to add some yule-tide cheer with some greenery here.

I was recently invited for the Singapore Garden Festival as part of the delegation from the Association of Singapore Attractions. Despite only having an hour-and-a-half to do a whirlwind tour, I was left gushing after the amazing experience. The National Parks Board has done many things right this time around for the festival.

Here are some highlights of the show for the benefit of those who missed it.

Exotic orchids featured prominently. Here are some award winning hybrids which my dad (who was formerly an orchid farmer) would have been proud of.

An orchid-led garden display put together by Shangri La Hotel.

Vegetables and crops that you can still find in Singapore. Looks yummy!

Mini ornamental plants in glass aquariums and bottles. Truly works of art!

Water is the essence of all plant - and animal - life.

Fantasy garden offering a view from a prison cell. Now I wonder if convicts had them so good!

Tropical oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle.

A dark and dank gold award winning landscape, showing what would happen if we continue to ignore the Inconvenient Truth.

Dazzling blue lights worthy of an Orchard Road Christmas display.

What do Singaporeans like best? Free talks (this one's on using spices in cooking and traditional therapies)....

... shopping.... and last but certainly not least....

...lucky draws! This is probably the most popular exhibit in the festival!

Up next, some key lessons on how to make your event spectacular.

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