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Tulipmania returns to Gardens By The Bay after two-year hiatus

This year’s theme is ‘Its Wild Origins’.

Alicia Ang
Alicia Ang

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Published: 7 October 2021, 5:17 PM

Flower lovers, rejoice! After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, Tulipmania is being held once more in the Flower Dome in Gardens By The Bay (GBTB). 

Running from now till Nov 24, this year’s theme is ‘Its Wild Origins’. The focus will be on Kazakhstan, as tulips are believed to have originated from Central Asia. 

When you explore the Flower Dome, it will be as if you’re following in the footsteps of the nomadic tribes that lived in those areas.

 

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The yurt on display is a cross-section of a real yurt on loan from the Embassy of Kazakhstan. PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY

 

The centrepiece of the display is a 4m-tall yurt, which is on loan from the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Singapore. The yurt was built with traditional techniques to honour the theme, and was assembled without nails or screws.

 

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Guests can look forward to a variety of types of tulips. PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY

 

You will be surrounded by a variety of types of tulips, like the Foxtrot and Yellow Flight species that most are familiar with. You can also look out for some that resemble the wild tulips growing in Tien Shan, one of the places where the flower was thought to have originated.

This year’s Tulipmania event also features an online component, for those who can’t visit in  person. 

Videos of the flowers will be uploaded onto GBTB’s Facebook page and website as the event progresses. 

“Our horticulturists have been working hard to bring this display to fruition with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. We hope the return of beautiful tulips will lift spirits in this difficult period,” said Felix Loh, CEO of GBTB. 

Tickets to the Flower Dome can be purchased on GBTB’s website


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