Friday, 26 December 2014

[Gardens By The Bay] - Magical Garden Rhapsody and Christmas Wonderland

We landed at Supertree Dining and had our dinner at Hill Street Coffee Shop before we embarked on a night journey through rainforests of the magical world with Garden Rhapsody's "Rainforest Orchestra" at the giant SuperTree Groove. (Vera Lee)
Singapore local delights: Nasi Lemak, Prawn Noddle Soup
and Seafood Fried Rice. (Vera Lee)
 SuperTree Grove from Cloud Forest Dome

These uniquely designed vertical gardens of 25 to 50-metres (about 16 storeys tall) have large canopies that provide shade in the day... (Vera Lee)
 They come alive when the sky turns dark... (Vera Lee)
  with an exhilarating display of light and sound. (Vera Lee)
 Marina Bay Sands and SuperTree.

They can be found all around the Gardens - twelve at the Supertree Grove, and the remaining six are placed in clusters of threes at the Golden and Silver Gardens. (Vera Lee)
  Providing scale and dimension to the Gardens while marrying 
the form  and function of mature trees...

Supertrees are made of four parts: reinforcement concrete core, trunk, planting panels of the living skin, and canopy. (Vera Lee)
These Supertrees also create height to balance the tall 
developments in the Marina Bay area. (Vera Lee)
  The Supertrees are joining in the festive celebrations. (Vera Lee)
 and adding to the magical atmosphere at Gardens by the Bay 
with a Christmas Edition of the “Garden Rhapsody”. (Vera Lee)
 Be entertained by familiar Christmas tunes as the towering vertical gardens come to life
 every evening in a specially choreographed 12-minute music and light show. (Vera Lee)
This festive edition runs from 17 Nov to 1 Jan, 
twice nightly at 7.45pm and 8.45pm, at the Supertree Grove. (Vera Lee)
 Do check out "The Luminarie" Italian Sculptures of Light.
All the pieces are delicately handcrafted and flown in from Italy. (Vera Lee) 
Stunning Spalliera Luminarie standing 17m tall and 31m wide. (Vera Lee) 
  Based on original drawings from Baroque architecture 
in the 16th and 17th century. (Vera Lee)
These sculptures of light are full of form, dramatic intensity and emotions.
 The Luminarie makes spaces grand, intimate and magical! (Vera Lee)
Couldn't mange to capture the whole crown-shape of Spalliera,
so this is 360 view it :P (Vera Lee)
Blizzard 'Snow' Time inside Spalliera! (Vera Lee)
Though it's not real snow... just foam bubbles, 
but everyone was happily playing with it including us ^^ (Vera Lee)
White sparkling 'snow' on night sky!
White Christmas came true in Singapore. 호호호~!!!
 after the snow ended in 10 minutes...
the hanging snow on the wires look like constellations. (Vera Lee)
 A mini Capola - Cassa Armonica. (Vera Lee)
This eight-metre-tall beautifully illuminated gazebo 
will play host to a special line-up of carolers every 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the festival. (Vera Lee)
 Mini Frontone of 14.4m at the entrance into the Supertree Grove. (Vera Lee)
 The Arrival Arches consisting of one Frontone of 15.65m and six Arches. (Vera Lee)
Guardian Lions and Arches welcome visitors at both ends of the Supertree Grove

Chinese guardian lions are always presented in pairs, with the male on the right, with its right paw playing with a ball that represents “power” and the female on the left, with a cub under her left paw, which symbolizes the cycle of life. 

According to the Taoist philosophy, the paired lions are also a representation of yin (female) and yang (male), which are the two contrasting and fundamental elements of the “Way”. While the male lion guards the entrance, the female lion protects the interior of the dwelling. (Vera Lee)
Super Tree and Christmas Tree! (Vera Lee)
Click this link for more information of Christmas Wonderland
at Garden By the Bay. (Vera Lee)
There are still left out many spots in this Gardens... Will be back!!!
Next time, we'll take a stroll along 128-metre long OCBC Skyway~^^ (Vera Lee)
 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year~!

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