Gardens by the Bay’s Sakura floral display to return on Mar 11
Avatar: The Experience at the Cloud Forest has also been extended until Jun 30.
Gardens by the Bay’s famous Sakura floral display is making a return from Mar 11 to Apr 9 from 9am to 9pm.
Inspired by the theme of train travel, this year’s cherry blossom display seeks to transport visitors on a picturesque journey through the landscapes of Japan within the Flower Dome.
There will also be a series of cultural activities in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Singapore’s Japan Creative Centre.
Beyond the floral displays, Gardens by the Bay is hosting several events during the month of March.
The immersive film-inspired event Avatar: the Experience, which was originally scheduled to end on Mar 31, will be extended until Jun 30. Visitors to the Cloud Forest can experience interactive elements such as an animatronic roaring banshee along with other recognisable creatures from the movie.
For those looking for Instagrammable spots, 29Rooms has made its Asian debut in Singapore at the West Lawn near Bayfront Plaza and will run until Apr 16.
It features a total of 29 interactive spaces using scents, sounds and visuals to create an immersive environment which visitors can explore and interact with.
Seeing The Invisible — an augmented reality art exhibition — is also part of the lineup of activities and will run till Sep 30.
Featuring works from 12 international artists, many of these pieces will focus on themes surrounding nature, the environment and sustainability while also examining the interconnection between the physical and digital world.
The augmented reality aspect allows for works that can “engage with existing features of the natural landscape beyond the limitations of what is possible with physical artworks,” said Gardens by the Bay.
Visitors can use an application to view the artworks through their smart devices and even interact with some of the pieces.
Gardens by the Bay is also running a free guided tour where participants can explore the Succulent Garden, the Baobabs, the South American Garden and the Olive Grove and Mediterranean Garden and learn about the distinctive characteristics and adaptive traits of the different plants.
The tour will be available throughout the entirety of March.
Another free nature and sustainability tour will take place every Saturday and Sunday in the morning, bringing participants through lesser-known parts of the gardens.
The Health Promotion Board (HBP) is organising a series of free workouts at the gardens.
The Active Family workout helps to promote family bonding through physical activities and health education, while Quick HIIT offers high-intensity exercises such as calisthenics with the help of professional trainers.
Registration for these workouts can be done through the Healthy 365 application.