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07 May 2013

Tulips in Bloom at Tulipmania

Having helped with planting some of the tulips for Tulipmania a couple of weeks ago I was excited to be able to return to the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay last week and see the tulips in all their glory.  

I think it was the row of pink tulips here that I helped to plant

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are celebrating 80 years of flying to Singapore (the first plane, a KLM Fokker F-18, landed in Singapore on the 3 May 1933) and as part of their celebrations they are sponsoring Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay.  KLM are assisting with this event by flying in 14 tonnes of tulips (about 48,000 bulbs) from The Netherlands!  That's a lot of bulbs.


KLM will also be celebrating this milestone with a number of other events in Singapore as well.  The band of the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be playing for free at the Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage on the 11 May 2013 from 5.30pm - 7pm.  Whilst on the 12 May 2013 you can enjoy a performance by the band at the School of the Arts (SOTA) concert hall from 4pm - 6pm.  The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines band will be playing with the Singapore Wind Symphony at SOTA, tickets cost $20 (excluding $1 handling fee), check out the website here for more details.


Returning to the tulips, it was wonderful to see them fully bloomed in an amazing array of colours.  I can't exactly remember the row I helped to plant but I think it may have been the row of pink tulips you can see in the photos above.  Regardless though they looked stunning and it is definitely worth visiting if you can do before the display ends on the 20 May 2013.  As you can also see from my photos there are some cute clogs and windmills dotted around the Flower Dome too, as well as some other gorgeously scented Spring time flowers.






Tulipmania is on now until the 20 May 2013 at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay.  Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply.

Check out KLM's website for details of all the other events being held to celebrate their 80th anniversary of flying to Singapore.


Thanks to Integrated Marketing Solutions Group (IMSG) and KLM for the kind invitation to view the tulips.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, what lovely pics, I need to go check it out soon. My son has been feeling homesick lately, maybe a good dose of tulips and windmills will serve as medicine, haha.

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    1. It's well worth seeing if you do have the time!

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    1. It really is something to see Lynne, particularly so close.

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