A New ‘Garden’ Expected to Draw more Visitors at the Gardens by the Bay

One of Singapore’s iconic spots, the Gardens by the Bay, has recently introduced a new addition to its set of attractions – a Japanese-inspired garden to draw in more visitors at the venue.

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The latest section, the minimalist Serene Garden, was developed and conceptualized by Japanese landscape artist Jun-ichi Inada. The garden will feature plants such as junipers, bamboo, podocarpus, as well as 160 rocks transported from Shikoku Island in Japan, as shared in a report by the Straits Times.

Gardens by the Bay Opens New Japanese-themed Attraction

The Serene Garden will soon feature a new attraction dubbed as Floral Fantasy at the Bayfront Precinct which will feature four themed landscape designs when it opens in April 2019.

The addition of the new section at the highly popular tourist spot comes from the growing number of guests visiting the location, with its 50 millionth visitor checking in last month since its opening back in 2012.

Annual foot traffic is expected to reach 12 million by year-end, with half of the numbers coming from the locals and the city’s residents.

The 20,000-sqm Serene Garden is already open and can be accessed by the public. However, a teahouse is still being constructed in front of the location’s pond area.

Floral Fantasy will introduce a new landscape design called Dance with flowering plants which include orchids hanging from the ceiling, as well as plant displays such as gerberas and hydrangeas.

The garden exhibit also has a 4D multi-sensory ride, which takes after the journey of a dragonfly’s flight path through the Gardens by the Bay.

Just beyond the Bayfront MRT station is the Bayfront Precinct where a 1,850-sqm pavilion is nested where a variety of weekend pop-up exhibits, markets, as well as other community events will be hosted.

Part of the themed expansion site is an eatery, an additional visitor centre, as well as a ticketing hub.

With the growing number of guests and regular visitors checking in at the Gardens by the Bay every year, the expansion will mean more space to accommodate the volume of guests and a welcome variety to the activities they can check out during their visit(s).

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