Sentosa Flowers Festival 2012
- A Nice Distraction During Chinese New Year

What: Sentosa Flowers Festival

When: 22-29 Jan 2012, 10am-10pm

The Sentosa Flowers festival is ON in 2012 as a free event for Chinese New Year on Sentosa Island. Photo opportunities abound at several areas in Sentosa, including the newly opened Sentosa Boardwalk. So here's an incentive to make your way there...

Where:
Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa

Getting There: Take the MRT to Harbourfront Station; then the Sentosa Express train from Vivo City Level 3 to Imbiah Station. Island admission charges apply but the light-exhibits are free.

On this page: [Sentosa Flowers 2008 Photo Tour] [Tips for Visitors]

The Photo Tour

Sentosa Flowers, Chinese New Year Singapore - A beautiful floral wall. The Flower Festival has been running yearly for 4 years now. It co-incides with the Chinese New Year Celebrations.
   
Sentosa Flowers Festival, Singapore - Romantic couple taking photos of themselves.

A loving young couple takes a shot of themselves against the blooms.

You now know where to get flowers for Valentine's Day ;).

   
Sentosa Flowers Festival, Singapore - A loving couple having their photo taken.

Isn't this a lovely sight?

An elderly couple holding hands and having their picture taken.

   
Sentosa Flowers Festival, Singapore - A sculpture commemorating the Year of the Rat. There are several 'rats' at the Sentosa Flowers Festival this year. This one is probably the biggest.
   
Sentosa Flowers Festival, Singapore - Giant sunflowers. Giant flowers.
   
Sentosa Flowers Festival, Singapore - Temperate flowers. Some hardy temperate flowers that withstood the Singapore heat...
   
Sentosa Flowers Festival, Singapore - A nice single bloom, sparkling under the tropical sun. A single-standing bloom, glowing in the mid-day sun.
   
Sentosa Flowers Festival, Singapore - Dainty flowers. And the smaller flowers.


Tips for Visitors

  1. Try to visit Sentosa Flowers on the first or second day, when the flowers are still vibrant. Many of the temperate flowers wilt under the tropical sun. You do see some rather sad-looking flowers after the fifth day.

  2. There is another way to beat this problem. I won't say it explicitly, but I'll pose you this question: If the organisers declare the flower festival open on (say) 3 Feb, on which day do you think they get the flowers in place? Hmm... just don't quote me if you do turn up on the day before the official opening.

  3. If you are driving, try not to head for the Imbiah car park. It is small and fills up very quickly. Your best bet is the Beach Station car park, which is much bigger.

  4. The best photos are taken either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The mid-day sun is too harsh.

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