{Giveaway Closed and Winners Announcement!} Garden Troopers – My Outdoor Adventures Workshop Review and Giveaway

{Giveaway Closed and Winners Announcement!} – Updated on 16 October 2016

Dear Valued Friends and Readers,

Thank you so much for your participation in the giveaway!

The four winners have been randomly chosen by the organisers to receive the promotional code to register your kid for Garden Troopers – My Outdoor Adventures workshop at a special fee rate of $120 and receive a pair of complimentary tickets to Flower Dome and we are pleased to announce the lucky winners : 

1) Chris Goh
2) Ethan Kwan
3) Susan Seow
4) Elaine Lim 

Congratulations! Gardens by the Bay’s organisers will be contacting you directly through the email address provided in your comment entry for your prize collection.

Thank you :)

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{Giveaway Alert and Review: Garden Troopers – My Outdoor Adventures Workshop Review and Giveaway} 

Calling all parents and children! If you love nature and want to spend a meaningful holiday this November, look out for the workshops for children specially organised by Gardens by the Bay! 

There are two workshops available for different age groups. Ist workshop, My Outdoor Adventures is for kids aged 10 to 12 years old and 2nd workshop, Green Encounters is for kids aged 7 to 9 years old where the younger children can be a Junior Horticulturist, learn more about a variety of ‘green gems’ at the Gardens through hands-on activities and exciting games! To find more about Green Encounters, please click HERE

We joined the older children group for 10 to 12 years old, “Garden Troopers – My Outdoor Adventures” Workshop earlier in June to find out more. This workshop is a 2 full day programmes with meal and tea breaks provided. 

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The programme started off with a briefing and followed by ice breaker games where children get to know their team members better.

After a tea break, the garden troopers went over to Flower Dome to start an exciting day of learning interesting facts about some of the key plant families in the Gardens and children were taught how to recognise and identify common characteristics that make them a family! 

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Children had the opportunity to get hands-on working on the tasks given after an introduction given by the friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Mentors were also assigned to help and guide the children in their quests to find the answers for their tasks and to provide clarifications if any. 

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Moving on from Flower Dome, children get to visit Cloud Forest to learn more about plants in the colder climate.

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After a lunch break, children continue their learning about insects where they get to observe and find out more about fascinating insects found at the Gardens.

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It’s time to move outdoors to Fragile Forest & Wild Flower Field where they were brought on an educating tour by Garden’s gardener host to look for butterflies and learn about the special relationship between these gentle creatures and the plants they love. 

Children were advised to bring their hats, sunglasses (optional), apply insect repellents and water bottles before they moved outdoors. 

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Children get hands-on to do planting. 

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Children have the opportunity to plant their very own butterfly-attracting plant after the tea break and take home their unique masterpiece!

After a fulfilling and exciting Day 1, children headed home with their own plant. Our boy has always been interested in Science and he likes to learn plants, insects and their habitats. He thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and he can’t wait to attend Day 2 of the workshop the next day. 

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The children started off Day 2 learning and taking a closer look at the world of feathered friends. They even get to pick up useful tips on bird-watching. Next, they moved on to investigate and find out more about the mysterious drop in the dragonfly population and the importance to save them before it is too late. Towards the later part of the workshop, kids get into their own group to create an ‘animal superhero’. Each of the group put on their creative hats, apply their imagination to create their animal superhero and think of what superpowers, their creation has to save the environment. After creating their ‘animal superhero’, each group will get the present and determine which group is the most creative.

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After the tea break, children will now apply what they have learnt from the workshop and put them into practice. Children were given an opportunity to create a nature journal, given a binoculars for animal-spotting and to monitor the health of the environment. 

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At the end of Day 2 workshop, there was a prize presentation from the points accumulated during the two days workshop, everyone get to bring home a prize. Overall, it has been a very interesting and educating workshop, children are able to get up close and learn so much about the nature, plants and animals. Best of all, they bring back abundant knowledge, special memories of Gardens by the Bay and it is a good way to spend a meaning holiday! 

Garden Troopers – My Outdoor Adventures Workshop

Dates: Monday, 21 November 2016 – Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm on both days

Location: Bay South Garden, Gardens by the Bay

Fee: $150 per child (Public)
$120 per child (Exclusive for Friends of the Gardens)

Suitable for: Children 10 to 12 years old.

- Please click HERE to register for the programme by 31 October 2016

- Programme fee includes admission to the Conservatories (on the first day only), meals and programme materials

- Advance registration and payment are required, walk-ins will not be entertained

- For enquiries, please email at education@gardensbythebay.com.sg or contact at 6420 6843

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Visit Tribal Tempo at Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay and discover the vibrant displays of South Africa. Visitors can expect to see a total of 10,000 plants across 70 species at the exhibition, take the opportunity to find out more and be immersed in South African culture. 

Tribal Tempo at Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Dates: Friday, 9 September 2016 – Sunday, 30 October 2016

Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm

Admission charge to the conservatories applies

For more information and ticketing, please click HERE.

Good News!

Gardens by the Bay is offering a giveaway on the promotional code for the Garden Troopers – My Outdoor Adventures workshop and a pair of complimentary tickets to Flower Dome [valid for a month] to FOUR lucky winners for you to register your kid for Garden Troopers – My Outdoor Adventures workshop at a special fee rate of $120!

Here’s how to enter for the giveaway:

To join the giveaway, just leave your name in our COMMENT BOX below. Giveaway will end on 12 October 2016 at 23:59Hr

Thank you and Good Luck! 

Terms and Conditions Promotional Code Outdoor Adventures workshop: 

  • The promotional code is non-exchangeable and is also not redeemable for cash.
  • The promotional code is not valid with other promotions, discounts, offers, free gifts, privileges and vouchers at Gardens by the Bay.

Terms and Conditions for complimentary Flower Dome tickets

  1. Each pair of complimentary tickets to the Flower Dome is valid for 30 days beginning 21 Nov 2016, and can be collected on the first day of the GARDEN TROOPERS – MY OUTDOOR ADVENTURES! Workshop on 21 Nov.
  2. No refunds will be made by Gardens by the Bay for uncollected or unused tickets.
  3. Entry to the Flower Dome will be subject to the venue’s prevailing terms and conditions of entry.
  4. The resale of complimentary tickets at the same or any price is prohibited.Gardens by the Bay reserves the right to reject any tickets that have been resold and/or deny entry to holders of such tickets.

Tribal Tempo at Gardens by the Bay and Join Friends of the Gardens

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{Media Invite: Tribal Tempo at Gardens by the Bay and Join Friends of the Gardens} 

If you and your family enjoy visiting Gardens by the Bay, take the opportunity to join Friends of the Gardens membership programme to take advantages of its benefits where you can enjoy an exclusive members-only menu at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant for the month of September. Friends of the Gardens membership programme seeks to engage and reward members with great savings and an extensive host of privileges including unlimited admission to Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and OCBC Skyway, free parking for the first 2 hours, exclusive merchant discounts, and more! Gardens by the Bay look forward to welcoming you to their ever-growing family. 
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Image Credit: Gardens by the Bay
To find out more about the benefits, to apply online and or to visit Friends of the Gardens Centre, please click HERE

Have you been to South Africa? Now we will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful South African floral display right in Singapore at Gardens by the Bay. From now till 30 October 2016, “Tribal Tempo” marks the first large-scale South African floral display in Gardens by the Bay. Explore and discover South Africa’s native flora, from vibrant Gazanias and Gerberas, to the unusual-looking Proteas and Aloe Trees.

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The beautiful Flower Dome has been magically transformed into the colourful landscape of South Africa. Join us as we embarked on our exciting safari tour to find out more. 

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This magnificent flower is known as the King Protea which is the national flower of South Africa. It has the largest flower head in the Proteaceae family. 

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Leucospermum cordifolium also called red pincushion protea is found in South Africa. This flower blooms in stunning shades of orange and red.

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Aloe barberae also known as the tree aloe, this is a species of aloe which is native to South Africa northwards to Mozambique. Aloe barberae is a slow-growing tree can reach up to 18 m high and 0.9 m in stem diameter.

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Visitors will be enchanted with this South Africa landscape and to know that South Africa is not just about deserts and savannahs. It has rich and colourful plant life and a wide variety of colourful wild flowers. It is interesting to know that the popular daisies commonly found in florist shops are native to Transvaal, South Africa. 

At the centrepiece of the floral display, visitors will see a 3 metre high waterfall and this waterfall is inspired by the waterfall found around the area of the Northern Cape. Besides the beautiful flowers, be enthralled by the exquisite rock art, animal sculptures surrounding the floral displays and a tribal hut. 

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Visit Tribal Tempo at Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay and discover the vibrant displays of South Africa. Visitors can expect to see a total of 10,000 plants across 70 species at the exhibition, take the opportunity to find out more and be immersed in South African culture. 

Tribal Tempo at Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Dates: Friday, 9 September 2016 – Sunday, 30 October 2016

Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm

Admission charge to the conservatories applies

For more information and ticketing, please click HERE.

While visiting Gardens by the Bay during the month of September, Friends of the Gardens can enjoy Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant’s Special Set Menu at S$188nett. This promotion is valid for a minimum of four person with terms and conditions apply. Majestic Bay is a well known restaurant helmed by Chef Yong Bing Ngen with years of extensive experiences. Diners will be delighted to indulge in sumptuous dishes from Majestic Bay and it is a good time to bring your family and or gather your friends to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival at this fine restaurant.

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First up on the menu is Majestic Bay Trio Combo which consists of Pickled Baby Cucumber with Grapes, Crispy Silver Fish, Thai Style and Wasabi Black Fungus Salad. 

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Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Cordyceps Flower, Huai Shan and Dried Scallops. 
We really enjoy this comforting soup full of nutritional goodness!
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Slow Cooked Whole Abalone with Homemade Tofu and Broccoli Flower in Truffle Oil 
The abalone is full of flavour which is a perfect compliment to the soft and tender tofu. 
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Crispy Catch of the Day, light soya sauce.
The fish is crispy on the outside and the meat remains soft and tender. The sauce is delicious!
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Majestic Signature Kopi Crabs
Most Singaporean love crabs and it is definitely one of the favourite seafood. What’s unique about Majestic Signature Kopi Crabs is that the restaurant uses coffee to cook the crabs and this is our first time trying. The crabs will be set on blaze and given a good stir on our table before we can eat. We do like this version as we are coffee lovers and it is interesting to try out this combination. The crabs give off an aromatic coffee flavour much to our delight but it is not overwhelming. The crab meat is very fresh, tender and sweet. 
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Pineapple Fried Rice with Scallops and Pork Floss. 
The fried rice is so fragrant chock full of ingredients and with generous topping of pork floss that you can’t stop eating. 
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Duo Homemade Dim Sum dessert consists of Steamed Peach Bun with Lotus Seed Paste and Fresh Baked Walnut Cookies, a good way to end a perfect meal for the evening. Thank you to the lovely organisers from Gardens by the Bay and Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant for the wonderful evening and delicious meal. We also have the opportunity to spend a wonderful time with the lovely families’ bloggers. 

Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant

Below Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive #01-10
Singapore 018953
Tel: 6604 6604
Email: reservations@majesticbay.sg

Operating hours for Monday to Sunday
  • Lunch 11:30am – 3:00pm
  • Dinner 5:45pm – 9:00pm
For more information, please click  HERE
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After dinner, we continued our way to the Supertree Grove to view the lantern display in celebration of the Mid Autumn Festival. Visitors are able to take a stroll and view the various stunning elaborately handcrafted lanterns that will bring to life Asian stories of the Moon, enjoy cultural performances and participate in craft booths.

The picture above is about Chang Er after swallowing a pill of immorality floated to the moon. She lived in a magnificent palace in the moon and she is known as the Moon Goddess.
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The Jade Rabbit also known as the Moon Rabbit often portrayed as a companion to Chang Er.
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Another story about the moon is the The Matchmaker known as Yue Lao, the God of Marriage and Love. Legend has it that he causes a man and a woman to fall in love and as fate would have it. 
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The Ten Suns – Hou Yi, the expert archer shot down ten suns until it is left with one sun to give Earth light and warmth. 
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The Eternal Woodcutter, the legendary woodcutter Wu Gang is stated to be the shadow you see on the moon. He is trying to cut down the trees and the trees will continue to grow back due to its magical self-healing properties. 
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There are various craft booths at Supertree Grove for visitors to participate in. 
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If you are feeling hungry and or thirsty from all the walking and admiring the beautiful lantern displays, head down to the Food Street where you can find a wide variety of food.
Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay
Saturday, 3 September 2016 – Sunday, 18 September 2016
Operating Hours: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Free admission
Please click HERE for more information on Gardens by the Bay
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