Christmas in the tropics

Being devoid of all form of natural snow, we rely on man-made wonders to feel the freeze. In this case, the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay. An air-conditioned conservatory, this dome is maintained at a cool temperature all year round to simulate a Mediterranean climate – no mean feat for an equatorial country. And if you can’t fathom why people like us like to shiver in air-conditioned places, at least there’s a seasonal light and flower display to warm your toes.

If you are in the vicinity, I heartily recommend a visit to Gardens by the Bay. The two conservatories are a bit expensive, but I can happily spend an entire afternoon lost in them.

10 thoughts

  1. Singapore does tend to take its Christmas decorations very seriously. I was amazed by the interior and exterior mall decorations. I don’t think this conservatory was there when I lived in Singapore in 2006.

    • Yeah – the gardens opened just a few years ago. Pretty sure the malls adopt a moth-to-brightest-flame kind of strategy where christmas decorations are concerned. Doesn’t help we seem to always fall for it. heh.

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