3 Exciting Things To Check Out At Gardens by the Bay


Gardens by the Bay is buzzing with activities as it gears up to ring in the Year of the Metal Ox.

See gorgeous floral displays, bask in prosperity and good fortune, participate in a game of hide-and-seek, climb aboard the Orient Express and more this month.

Dahlia Dreams

Till 21 February
9am – 9pm
Flower Dome
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

Stroll through a field of about 1,400 pretty dahlias of mixed varieties, all grown in-house for the very first time by the Gardens’ horticulturists. The gorgeous flowers are showcased next to a host of Lunar New Year floral favourites such as azaleas, chrysanthemums and cymbidiums.

Look out for other festive elements such as installations of the dragon and ox hidden between the blooms; a lantern globe with over 200 red lanterns; and a Chinese pavilion.

Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express

Till 13 June
Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Sunday: 10am – 9pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 10pm
West Lawn (next to Bayfront Plaza)
$25 per person (free admission for kids aged 3 and below)

Don’t miss the chance to see the interiors of the legendary Orient Express and learn more about its history at this pop-up exhibition. Step into two original 1930 train carriages (classified as National Treasures of France) and a 158-year-old locomotive, check out some 300 artefacts, documents and interactive displays including uniforms, shields, a pullman car, posters, porcelain and even Louis Vuitton original luggage.

Photo: Lola Hakimian

You can also enjoy a cup of joe, breakfast, lunch or dinner in the replica restaurant car, and take part in an escape room experience onboard where you get to step into the shoes of detective Hercule Poirot and solve a case!

Otah & Friends

Till 26 February
9am – 9pm
Bayfront Plaza (beside Bayfront MRT Station)
$15 per person (minimum 2 persons; private group available)

Gather your family members or BFFs and challenge each other in a game of hide-and-seek with Otah & Friends at Singapore’s first otter-themed escapade.

Explore Otah’s visually stunning and brightly coloured rooms to find the cheeky otter before the cookies in his oven burn! In this 45-minute adventure, rummage through his cabinets to look for clues, lounge amidst the lush foliage, and wrap up the experience with a visit to Otah’s lemonade cart in his backyard.