Tuesday, 14 March 2017

In the Peaceful World of Sakura and the Exciting World of Dye-Nosaur @ Gardens by the Bay March 2017

Blossom Bliss @ Gardens by the Bay

This March holiday, we decided to bring the kids to "Japan" and to venture into the Dye-Nosaur world. 

So check out the Sakura and the 11 activities you can do at the Children's Festival - Dye-Nosaur Garden.

Part 1: Our trip to 'Japan'

Blossom Bliss will start from 3 Mar 2017 to 24 Mar 2017
Time: 9.00am - 9.00pm 
Location: Flower Dome

To ensure that visitors can admire these Sakura in a relaxing environment, do note the flower dome will be run by timed entry for the Blossom Bliss period. This means that you will have to purchase tickets into the flower dome with your preferred time - 9am/11am/1pm/3pm/5pm/7pm. 

Let's start with some fun facts about cherry blossoms. 

Fun Facts about Cherry Blossoms. 

1. Cherry blossoms (as known as Sakura) aren't always in pink and the names of the flowers is depended on the number of petals it has. 

We found this to be true at the Flower Dome. The kids were excited to find white and pink Cherry Blossoms. The different species also have flowers of varying number of petals. Below are only some of the Cherry Blossoms you can find, you got to go and discover more on your own. 

Individually so beautiful and together, they simply form a stunning and dreamy landscape. With the cool environment,  it really felt as though we were in Japan. We enjoyed the relaxing and calming effect. The Cherry Blossoms look much more spectacular when you are there than in the photos.  

2. Cherry Blossom is Japan's national flower. It symbolizes renewal and hope. 

3. Each Sakura tree may only bloom for up to a week. The tree usually live for 30 to 40 years. 

This hope and beauty makes me unconsciously think about life itself. It serves as a visual reminder to me of fragility and the beauty of life. Life is short, yet we want to live it as best as and as beautiful as we can.

So we should live life happy everyday for as long as we can. 

In them (these sakura and kids), I see hope for the future. 

We must cherish our loved ones and be with them always.

One thing I always emphasize to my kids is that our time together is short. Especially as them living together as siblings . So they must love one another. I'm glad that the bond between my kids is so strong.

Part 2: Venturing into the 
Dye-Nosaur World

Look out for these Dye-Nosaurs at the Supertree Grove area. 

Kids can learn more about dinosaurs, participate in the egg hunt and enjoy many activities for FREE.

Oh oh... before you start your Dye-Nosaur adventure, remember to collect the kids' activity booklet from the Visitors Centre. 

If you complete the egg hunt, you can collect your prize at the Prize Collection Booth. 

Emmanuel is holding the activity booklet on the left and the prize ( dinosaur egg ) on the right. 

You can collect these cute dinosaur stickers too at the prize collection booth. 
Things you can do at the Dye-Nosaur Garden.

1. Chasing Dye-nosaurs and learning about dinosaurs.
The kids spent some time running around and admiring these gigantic dye-nosaurs.

Look out for the mascot walking around too. 

The children can learn more about dinosaurs as they run around chasing these big, colourful dye-nosaurs. 

Daddy is explaining to the kids..

2. Go Egg Hunting

Run around the garden and hunt for the dye-nosaur eggs. 
10 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
10.00am - 9.00pm

The Canyon
Golden Garden
Secret Life of Trees
Supertree Grove
World of Palms

When you find the egg, simply use the stamp found at the booth, chop into your activity book and complete the activity at the station. 

Suggestion: Plan to do this egg hunt in the evening or at night. We start doing it about 2 plus and the weather was just too hot. 

3. Face/hand painting

4. Make your own dinosaur Keychain 
@ the Keychain Shrinking Station

Collect the dinosaur that you want from the booth, simply colour it and the friendly assistant will help make it into a keychain for you. 

5. Pipe Cleaner Sculpture
A Brontosaurus made by Faith. 

Here are the steps for those who wants to try and make this at home.

 6. Sand Art Bookmark

For activities 3 - 6:
10 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
10.00am - 9.00pm

Supertree Grove

  • There are additional activities like the Fishing Pond, Shoot the Dinosaur Game, and Feed the Dinosaur Game at the Children's Garden. 

    10 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
    10.00am - 6.00pm
    Children's Garden* (closed for maintenance every Monday)

 8. Interactive Storytelling 

13 - 17 Mar 2017
4.30pm - 5.00pm, 6.30pm - 7.00pm 

Supertree Grove

Children can enjoy the 8 activities mentioned above- FREE OF CHARGE. 

The following are paid activities.

9. Paint a Dinosaur Sculpture.
You can purchase a dinosaur sculpture at $8 each. There are 4 different dinosaurs to choose from. 

10. Join a workshop by Learning Lab

For those interested, sign up for the dinosaur themed terrarium/fossil and excavation workshop. The workshop and its schedule can be found below. 
Fees: $20 per pax for workshop & material. 

11. Carnival rides and games.

10 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
10.00am - 9.00pm
3.00pm - 7.00pm (Inflatable Bounce)

Supertree Grove

Ticket Charges
Inflatable Bounce
3 tickets at $7.50
Walking Dinosaur
3 tickets at $7.50
3 Player Bungee
4 tickets at $10
Train Station
1 ticket for 1-way ride at $2.50
Ferris Wheel
2 tickets at $5
Chasing Car
2 tickets at $5
Mini Pirate Ship
2 tickets at $5
Royal Horse Carousel
2 tickets at $5
Flying Carpet
2 tickets at $5
Drum Walker
3 tickets at $7.50
Bumper Boat
3 tickets at $7.50

So this March Holidays, take the children to 'Japan' to admire Sakura and go on an adventure into the Dye-Nosaur World to have some fun. 

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