Gardens by the bay Sakura Matsuri in the flower dome

Saturday we went to Gardens by the Bay but TW forgot his membership card and we took so long to walk there we missed most of the 7:45pm supertree grove light display. It wasn’t a waste of a walk because it is always nice to be in the Gardens but I wanted to see the cherry blossom festival in the flower dome. Plus the light show as it has changed since we last saw it so I was happy to see the new one.

Cherry blossom festival in the flower dome

Last night we left home at about 6pm, plenty of time. TW purposefully put his conservatories annual pass in his wallet and away we went. Off we go to see the Japanese cherry blossom festival come to life in Singapore, yay!

Cherry blossom festival in the flower dome

The cherry blossom festival comes compelte with a competition. A huge TV on offer to three lucky winners. Best dressed, best photograph, and best Japanese costume. So there were a lot of people dressed up in the dome. We didn’t know why at first but it soon made sense.

Cherry blossom festival in the flower dome

We had enough time after handing out in the Dome, looking at the cherry blossoms, trying to get in past people to see stuff, to head down to Satay by the Bay. This is a part of Gardens by the Bay we have not been to before. The park is so much bigger than we thought. Well, we always knew it was bigger than what we see but there is a whole water park, much bigger than I was expecting in the Children’s Garden. We didn’t go into that section, I wanted to see the Satay stands. A nice hawker centre. I thought it was one restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised because everything was hawker price, not major tourist attraction price.

Cherry blossom festival in the flower dome
The miniature display – these are cute little bonsai’s
Cherry blossom festival in the flower dome
TW in front of the window – see we weren’t lying, they are small

Our challenge was to get back to the supertree grove in time for a good spot. I think we would have had to head straight over if we wanted one of the better spots within the grove. It was so busy. We noticed that the night before as well. Busier than the Christmas times we visited. Possibly because we don’t often come on a weekend night. I am not sure but the grove was packed both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Cherry blossom festival in the flower dome

We sat on the lawn, which was empty compared tot he grove and saw the whole show. I was pretty happy with that. Our great plan is to get the MRT home but to avoid the crowd we walk back. It isn’t that far and on busy nights it is easier to walk home than fight through crowds to get the MRT. That isn’t really true actually, no matter how crowded the MRT is, it is fast and efficient. It is just less frustrating to walk home because we don’t have to dodge the hoards.

Supertree grove
Sitting on the almost full lawn but very empty compared to inside the grove

I don’t know why exactly, but I just love the Supertree grove display. It reminds me of Disneyland. It is just this kind of perfect display of what you can do with solar power and clean energy. Anyone back home in Australia who still things coal is the future …. would any read my blog? I doubt it.

Supertree grove

I can’t wait for some Disney friends to visit, ones who go to Disney far more than me. Just so I can hear their take on it. Do they love it like I do?

Supertree grove
Supertree grove

We love living in Singapore.

Cherry blossom festival GBTB flower dome
Can you tell? lol

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