Singapore is really a small country and the number of things we could do outdoor is fairly limited too. I don’t always like to stand under the hot Sun working up a sweat when I’m not in my workout mood. So if I am not checking out the next cafe then I must be window shopping at some random malls. Basically anywhere that is cooled with air conditioning. It was only until recently that I start to do a bit more research to find out more about all the potential places I could go and hone my photography skills.
Ok, maybe not everywhere is indoors like the Flower Dome over at Gardens by the bay. I been there twice and still love the place. The gush of cold air rushing towards you when you walk into the place. Definitely a nice welcome especially when you are walking aimlessly at the outdoor area on an ultra sunny day. From now till 10th May 2015, it’s tulips on display! This is not the first time tulipmania was organised but I believe no one can resist pretty flowers eh? I am sorry if I am boring you with pictures of flowers after flowers. You wont be expecting any food photos in this post. I took quite a lot of snapshots. Some random, some out of focus and many more which I have no feel for. I’m uploading the best.
Not flaunting at my photography skills or engaging in self-appraisal as I often love to but I think these photos really me feel happy and proud of what I have done. I never expect myself to be love photography this much since day 1. I only did minimal touch up and editing to the photos. I have learnt not to over saturate my photos so what you see are just increased lighting and appropriate cropping.
I hope you love what you see below. Tulips aren’t my favourite flowers and I mentioned this before on my Instagram. I love hibiscus and they come in various colours and shades. Most are around the size of your palms but the ones I saw at the Flower Dome were HUGE! I think I spend more time on a few hibiscus shrubs than the entire tulip display! I suggest serious photographers to come around early afternoon or just before sunset. The lighting seems much better. It was almost 5.00pm and we decided to make a dash to beat Sun down. Daisies, lilies, morning glories, banana flowers and many more random flowering shrubs that I have no idea what are they call. I think I took them all almost akin to a quest of Pokemon – Gotta catch them all.
I must say the most creepiest thing I saw at the tulip display was the life size little red riding hood figurine standing under a tree. I seriously have no idea what the organisers are thinking. Is it Halloween already? But I do wonder if the security guards at night are scared when they flash their torchlight at her.
Will she turn around wave her hand and walk towards them? By the way, visiting the dome is not free. I paid $12.00 as an Singaporean and I think there’s further discount if you’re a Safra member too. I didn’t know the Safra card is so useful.
I had a fun time with my two photography friends. They taught me so much and I do regard them as my mentors. I can’t wait for more outings and perhaps attend the Instasg meetups together with them. Nelson & Shu Min! I just cannot wait~
Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive