My second visit to Singapore Botanic Garden 😀
This time with a live music orchestra from local schools.
That’s Katong Girls School performing Lion King medley. Love it.
And a mini Michael in his red ‘thriller’ outfit.
Crowds sitting and enjoying the show. It just stopped raining and the weather was perfect.
This time I explored the other part of the garden I missed on my previous visit.
National Flower of Singapore, Vanda Miss Joaquim.
This orchid, a hybrid between Vanda teres and Vanda hookeriana is hardy and free flowering. Described by the first director of The Singapore Botanic Gardens Mr H.N. Ridley in 1893, this was the first orchid hybrid to be described from Singapore.
Ridley named the plant after Agnes Joaquim in whose garden he hybrid originated. It was selected to be the national flower of Singapore in 1981.
The swan lake. 2 swans and plenty of fish ^^.
Almost as old as the Gardens, the serene Swan Lake was completed in 1866. White Mute Swans from Amsterdam glide gracefull over the lake’s smooth waters. The island on the lake is a familiar and timeless landmark, crowned by elegantly feathery Nibung palms.
Not far from the swan lake there’s a gazebo, The Bandstand.
The Bandstand, surrounded by a rim of handsome Yellow Rain Tress is still more or less in its original 1860s form. Rgimental bands played here then. Although no longer used for music performances, it has always been an object for painters and a landmark feature of the garden.
I like this bench, for some reason it looks very comfortable but I didn’t sit at all.
Remember last time I didn’t get to enter the Orchid Garden. Well then this time I must go and see 😀
It’s quiet but colorful, and you can hear the sound of water from their artificial water features.
Dazzling banks of orchids, vibrantly colourful, create the unique atmosphere of the National Orchid Garden. Dedicated to showcasing the finest orchids, the National Orchid Garden is the place to enjoy the splendour of tousands of these gergeous blooms. If just ogling at their beauty is not enough, then you can even take home some orchids dipped in gold, from the souvenir shop.
Orchids dipped in gold, reminds me of the “Golden Phoenix” cupcake 😀