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TulipMania At Gardens By The Bay

 photo c3687c13-3bee-40cc-8487-164efb976b7b_zps8ab03fe0.jpgMy mom and I went to see the annual tulip display at Gardens By The Bay last week. A variety of beautiful tulips from Holland were flown into Singapore and placed in flower beds in the Flower Dome for three weeks. The display is immensely popular with Singaporeans who flock to the Flower Dome to admire the blooms.

It was a good thing that we went on a weekday because it was very civilised. We could enjoy the tulips and snap photographs of them without being pushed or shoved.  We visited once during a weekend and it was insanity.  All we could see were the backs of people and were barely able to catch a glimpse of the flowers.

 photo fab5d107-33fe-41ad-a2c2-b032ac9043b8_zps533e3b78.jpgThe multi-coloured fringed and parrot tulips are so unusual to me because I don’t get to see these varieties in our nurseries.  The ones that we have are the common Single Early tulips.

 photo bd495ac4-de9c-4c86-a59b-094c90c9f923_zpse8748dde.jpgMy favourite tulip in the Flower Dome.  I love the color combination of red, white and purple.  Not sure what varietal this belongs to.  Single Late Tulips, perhaps?

I really like going to the two conservatories at Gardens By The Bay ‘cos you can enjoy looking at flowers and plants in an comfortable air-conditioned environment.  Visit our parks and gardens…?  No thanks.  The sweltering hot weather takes the joy out of going outdoors. After visiting the conservatories, we strolled to Cafe Crema (near the Supertrees) and had coffee and cake. The coffee at this outlet was good, much better than the franchised outlet at Westgate.

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