Orchid Extravaganza 2018 at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Peranakan Exhibits Fashion

Discover a wondrous world of colour at Gardens by the Bay’s Peranakan-themed Orchid Extravaganza 2018.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Shophouses dangling orchids

For this year’s Orchid Extravaganza, local filmmaker Royston Tan lent his creative touch to create an attractive floral display inspired by Peranakan culture.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Overview of Flower Field

Over 14,000 orchids in some 120 varieties are displayed, with tiers, terraces and beautiful walkways that will surround visitors with colourful bursts.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Overview of Field

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Lower Level

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Flower Field straight on

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Rickshaws

Rickshaws and tingkat (tiffin carrier) – nostalgic sights.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Tingkat

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Cloudy Orchid

I like to call these ‘aerial orchids’. These overhanging orchid clouds represent the smells and smokes from the kitchen.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Orchids in the Clouds

Clouds are also used as a motif in Roystan Tan’s Bunga Sayang (Flower of Love) film.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Peranakan Exhibits

Visitors will get to learn various aspects of Peranakan culture from the panels on display. There’s also a small area where some of the iconic kebaya (a traditional Peranakan blouse-dress)

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Dotted and Pure

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Bathing Light

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Small against the bark

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Balcony

2017’s display had a metallic cocoon where orchids were draped across. This year’s hanging garden feels much lighter with the open environment.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Hang from above

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Exotic

There’s slightly less emphasis on the exotic orchids this year, as the more vibrant and larger species were arranged to create colourful fields – supposedly representing kueh and cakes.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Rose against the wild colours

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Elegance in the sun

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Flower Field Back Path 1

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Beaded Shoes

Peranakan beaded slippers, or kasut manek, are on display. Both these giant ones and the real handmade ones.

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Flower Field Back Path 2

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Taiwan Lucky Star

Gardens by the Bay - Orchid Extravaganza 2018 / Ochre Pure

Orchid Extravaganza 2018 at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

From now till 22 August 2018.

During the Singapore Garden Festival 2018 period from 21 July to 3 August, you can get Flower Dome tickets bundled with a Garden Festival ticket.

You can buy tickets online via my Klook link.
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