Lunar New Year at Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Dahlia Dreams Gardens by the Bay

Welcome the New Year at Gardens by the Bay! Kicking off 2018 is the “Dahlia Dreams” floral display, which features a delightful array of dahlias blossoming amidst the oriental setting of a Chinese courtyard garden. Visitors can also look forward to a host of cultural festivities, including spectacular ultraviolet (UV) light performances featuring the debut appearance of the UV Lotus Dragon and UV Northern Lions in Singapore, as part of the Gardens’ Lunar New Year programme “Spring Surprise”.

Here’s what you can expect at Gardens by the Bay from 19 January to 4 March as follows: 

“DAHLIA DREAMS” FLORAL DISPLAY (大丽花之梦)

Inspired by the picturesque landscape of Chinese imperial gardens, Dahlia Dreams welcomes Lunar New Year with an elegant display of dahlias, camellias, lagerstroemias and bromeliads in a courtyard garden setting. Auspicious Southern Lions greet visitors as they enter while Chinese guardian lions (also known as “Foo Dogs”) stand guard. To celebrate the Year of the Dog, intricate diorama cutouts, exquisite driftwood sculptures and ornamental topiaries in the shape of dogs can be spotted in the display. Adding to the majesty are palace lanterns and umbrella curtains that embellish the garden. On selected days in February, the God of Fortune will make an appearance in the Flower Dome to spread wealth and prosperity. 

Date: Friday, 19 January – Sunday, 4 March

Time: 9am – 9pm 

Location: Flower Dome

Details: Admission charge to the conservatories applies.

Please see below for Chinese New Year Ticketing Promotion.

CHINESE NEW YEAR TICKETING PROMOTION

The Lunar New Year is a time for family get-togethers. From 16 February to 4 March 2018, purchase a full-priced Singapore Resident Adult ticket at our ticketing counters onsite and receive a Singapore Resident Senior Citizen ticket for free! Terms and conditions apply.

Visit gardensbythebay.com.sg for details.

CURIOUS TO FIND OUT MORE?

Pick up a Dahlia Dreams Garden Trail for more interesting information or join the daily “ASK Me!” tours by the friendly Display Interpreters as they share fascinating botanical facts and anecdotes about the floral display.

Date: Friday, 19 January – Sunday, 4 March

Time: Daily at 11am and 3pm (2pm – 5pm on 27 & 28 January, and 10, 11, 24 & 25 February)

Details:

• Guided tours are free, but admission charge to the Flower Dome applies.

• Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

• To participate, gather at the “ASK Me!” poster near the Flower Field. Tour will begin when a group of five or more visitors is assembled.

• Tours will not be conducted on Flower Dome closure dates.

Spring Surprise Gardens by the Bay

All the above images credited to Gardens by the Bay

SPRING SURPRISE

Usher in Spring and celebrate the Year of the Dog with Gardens by the Bay. Spring Surprise 2018 offers an array of festive performances and fun for the entire family. Do not miss the spectacular ultraviolet (UV) light performances with the UV Lotus Dragon and UV Northern Lions making their very first appearance here in Singapore.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February – Sunday, 25 February

Time: 12pm – 8.30pm (selected timings)

Location: Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, The Canopy

Details: Programmes are free. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.

Please visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/whatson for more information. 

Lunar New Year Highlights at Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin

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Media Invite and Food Review: Lunar New Year Highlights at Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin 

This coming Lunar New Year, celebrate Year of the Rooster at Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin where diners can look forward to enjoy fine quality and delicious dishes specially crafted by Chef Francis Chong and his culinary team to celebrate the new year!

Our Parenting World team brings to you the highlights of the Lunar New Year dishes at Peach Blossoms:

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Marina Mandarin Salmon Yu Sheng with Mixed Fruits 

What is Lunar New Year meal without Yu Sheng? Eating Yu Sheng has become an important cultural activity for Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia when celebrating Lunar New Year. It is considered to be a lucky delicacy to be served which will bring good luck and prosperity to diners for the coming year. 

At Peach Blossoms, it serves a very unique Yu Sheng dish with fruits. It comes with fresh salmon with fruits consisting of Rock Melon, Mango, Jackfruit, Kiwi, Pomelo and Strawberry. 

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This is a very colourful Yu Sheng dish with a variety of mixed fruits and when tossed together with all the ingredients and dressings, the taste is very refreshing and it blends well giving a right balance of flavours and textures from different fruits, fresh salmon and crunchiness from the crackers. 

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Barbecued Whole Suckling Pig 

This sucking pig is really impressive when being served and comes with softly made crepes. It reminds us of Peking Duck where we will wrap the duck skin with crepe. 

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The suckling pig skin is so crispy that you can hear the crunch with every bite, combine with spring onions, sweet sauce and wrapped around with the soft crepe, it is absolutely delicious! It also taste as good when you eat the skin on its own. 

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Double-boiled Kampung Chicken Soup with Premium Matsutake Mushroom 

This soup is full of nutritional goodness and tasty as Matsutake is well known to be the Japanese truffle which provide great flavours to the soup. It is a warm and comforting soup that we thoroughly enjoyed.  

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Steamed Silver Cod with Black Garlic and Grains 

The steamed silver cod fish together with black garlic is very fresh and has a sweet, succulent taste. The meat is so soft that it simply melts in your mouth. 

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Baked Boston Lobster with Creamy Salted Egg Yolk and Cheese  

Salted egg yolk is in the craze now with many dishes featuring this version. This is the first time we have tried lobster with salted egg yolk. The lobster meat is generously drizzled with flavourful creamy sauce consisting of salted egg yolk and melted cheese. This version is impressive, a must try!

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Fragrant Smoked Chicken 

The chicken comes with a nice, delicate smoky aroma crafted by Chef and is perfectly cooked with the meat remains moist, juicy and very tender.  

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Claypot Rice with Chinese Sausage and Preserved Meat in “Hong Kong” Style 

Claypot rice is a traditional and authentic Cantonese cuisine from Hong Kong. The tasty preserved meats complements well with the soft texture of the fragrant claypot rice. This is usually regarded as an auspicious dish for Lunar New Year. 

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Pan-fried Purple Sweet Potato Nian Gao accompanied with Chilled Coconut Jelly with Mango Puree served with Coconut Ice-cream.

A refreshing, sweet dessert to end a satisfying meal and of course a Chinese New Year dessert cannot be completed without having Nian Gao or Sweetcakes. It is considered good luck to eat Nian Gao during Chinese New Year that will bring an auspicious meaning of having a “Higher” year ahead! 

Bring your family and friends to enjoy Chinese New Year dishes specially created by award-winning Chef Francis Chong and his culinary team! 

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Marina Mandarin

Level 5
6 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square
Singapore 039594

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
Lunch: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Weekend Lunch (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)
11.00am – 3.00pm
Daily
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Reservations: (65) 6845 1118
Email: peachblossoms.marina@meritushotels.com

Additional Information: 

Auspicious Set of 6 courses is at $148++ per person min. 2 persons featuring Steamed Silver Cod with Black Garlic and Grains and Pan-fried Purple Sweet Potato Nian Gao accompanied with Chilled Coconut Jelly with Mango Puree served with Coconut Ice-cream.

Blissful Set is a 7 course at $398++ for 4 persons, min. 4 persons and features Double-boiled Kampung Chicken Soup with Premium Matsutake Mushroom, Steamed Marble Goby with Preserved Potherb Mustard and Minced Ginger and Wok-fried Fragrant Rice with Chinese sausage and Preserved Meat wrapped in Lotus Leaf. 

Contentment Set is a 7 course at $898++ for 6 persons and features Braised 10-headed Whole Abalone with Sea Cucumber, Dried Oyster and Black Moss, Fragrant Smoked Chicken, Wok-fried Fragrant Rice with Chinese Sausage and Preserved Meat wrapped in Lotus Leaf. 

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