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Day out with Mum: Sentosa Flowers 2012

Last week, I took a day off from work and hung out with Mum. We were off to view the Chinese New Year flowers on Sentosa! We’ve been to the previous ones and I think Mum enjoyed it. She likes flowers so I guess viewing flowers is the next best thing to actually receiving them ๐Ÿ™‚

After a quick lunch at Vivocity, we drove across to Sentosa and started our visit at Resorts World. There were loads of dragon sculptures all over! I love the pink dragon (bottom right).

It was a sweltering hot day so even though it was uncomfortable, it made for lovely colourful photos! We took a slow walk towards the Merlion and spotted a long queue of people waiting to take their photos with the Dragon Gate (้พ™้—จ) as well as walk through it.

We didn’t bother so I just snapped a picture and moved on to the rest of the exhibits. The whole area had different themes, such a Spring Melodies, Dragonflies, Dinoland, etc. There was a giant 3m pink dragon near the Merlion. There were also red velvet ropes set up to form a “in/out” area for better crowd control. Each exhibit had 2 staff, one photographer and another Sentosa staff who helped snap photos with our camera. Thumbs up for good crowd control! Even though it was a very hot Friday afternoon, there were quite a lot of visitors.

I love this picture of Mum and I taken at the Melodies section of the exhibit. Love the musical note made up of pink carnations too. So pretty!

There was a section called Dinoland where you’d find – what else – dinosaur sculptures. There were different dinosaur species made out of shrubs. Moving along, there was a section called Trees of Life where larger-than-life birds have ‘set up home’. For $2, you can grab a wish card (a few to choose from – Love, Wisdom, Family, etc), write your wishes and hang it on on the trees. Or on the birds, if you prefer.

Mum pointed out this cute wish (centre picture). Such a simple request ๐Ÿ™‚ Then again, he/she could just buy a soft toy, yes? Also cute and soft. Hmmm.

I bought a card too and wrote my wish ๐Ÿ™‚

At Imbiah lookout, there was a huge sand sculpture of a dragon. It was 6 metres long and 3 metres wide. HUGE!

Soon after, the skies turned a shade of grey and the rains came down. Thankfully, we were almost done with the exhibits and were under shelter. The rain stopped soon after and we moved towards iFly to finish up.

Near the Merlion were these colourful dragonflies. Dragon year =ย Dragonflies, geddit? ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out the grey sky!ย Our final stop was Sea World near Songs of the Sea. Loads of sea-themed sculptures. Really colourful and I love the rather pudgy clown fish. You can’t tell from the picture but its fins were flapping forward and backwards. Heh.

We ended our visit and headed off to Suntec City for a spot of grocery shopping and to cool down from the heat! To end off, here’s my favourite photo from our jaunt to Sentosa – me and Mum at the Sweet Love section and a pair of lovelorn dinosaurs.

Had a most lovely day with Mum ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and you can check out gorgeous photos of the exhibits on this site. Wish I could take better photos!


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