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August 23rd 2019
Published: November 18th 2019
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Moving ceiling displays
Early afternoon we met up with Mary and David in the hotel foyer, and planned a trip to the Gardens by the Bay for the afternoon and evening. This would introduce us to the MRT system in Singapore which is both quite cheap and very frequent and useful.

Getting on at Lavender Station, we were amazed at the politeness of the locals - 4 seniors get on and immediately 4 seats were vacated for us. After a quick change of trains, we were soon at the Bayside and, walking through a rather long concourse, arrived outside the gardens. One thing we notice is that there are no seats for the public in the stations or on concourses between services. So the locals sit on the floors. Seniors can get down should they choose. However, based on current experience, like having a designated driver in Australia, you need a designated puller-up-er-er.

There is much to see at these gardens, so we chose the beautiful moving floral display. These displays are a feast for the eyes and bate to the photographers. Photos here are a mix from Marg and myself, and just a fraction of the display that took us about
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Beautiful clusters of colour.
an hour to view.

Once through the display, there is a 3D movie where the seating is quite animated as is the Dragon Fly that almost lands on your nose, the fish that splashes your face etc. This was well worth the fun!

We all went walk-about in the public area of the gardens. There is such a variety of both artwork and floral displays, you barely know where to look next. We didn't stay on into the evening where we would have seen the light show. Maybe we will visit Singapore again and see more of these beautiful gardens.


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Roses - who didn't want to pass one to their beloved?
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Orchids. So many, so colourful.
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Subtle colours, and look at the beautiful veins.
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Rich colours, in fact to my eye, the darker sections were close to black.
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Colourful tropical foliage.
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Great settings for their displays.
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Illuminated stream runs through much of the display.
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A famous landmark overlooking the gardens. A great viewing platform.
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Each piece of artwork is part of a local story.
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Bigger dragon fly than we have ever photographed in Australia!


18th November 2019
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Colorful
Beautiful
22nd November 2019
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Iconic...
Those towers, or whatever they are, are truly iconic. I don't think they were built when I was there in the 90-ies. But I'd love to go to Singapore again just to see them. There was a lot more that I didn't see last time I was in Singapore so I think I would enjoy another visit. /Ake
22nd November 2019
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Singapore
Hi Ake, It is an ever changing city. We heard just after we left that the Lion is to be replaced with a more appropriate focal point - whatever that means!

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