Since 2005, the annual Sentosa Flowers festival that takes place on Sentosa island in Singapore has been a flourishing success. Guests are greeted with brilliant colours and delightful scents of spring with inventive themes each year.
Into its seventh year, this highly popular event carries the theme “Enchanted Spring” for 2012, featuring educational trails and 16 colourful and interactive photo points for families to share enjoyable moments together. This being the Year of the Dragon, at least half the exhibits are inspired by the mythical creature.
Stretching across Imbiah Lookout, Merlion Plaza, Beach Plaza and Mount Faber, Sentosa Flowers 2012 showcases a massive 100,000 flowers and plants, including 800 species, varietals and cultivars.
22 – 29 January 2012
10am to 10pm daily
Free entry (usual island admission charges apply)
Enter Sentosa Flowers through the majestic Dragon Gate; it is just a few steps away from the Imbiah Station. This picture-perfect set-up is bedecked with an abundance of plants!
As you walk along the flower trail towards the Merlion, you will spot the pink Floral Zodiac Dragon.
This dragon figure is embellished with an uncountable number of petals; you would probably not come across such a sweet-scented dragon again ever!
Head over to the Sea World, minutes away from the Beach Station, where you will encounter an array of sea animals made of flowers!
Imbiah Lookout Highlights
As you enter a garden filled with brilliant hues of spring, flower fairies are here to look after the plants, keeping them strong and healthy.
Perk up your ears and listen to the joyful and soothing melodies of springtime, accompanied by flowers pieced together to form musical notes and instruments!
Look out for flowers that have yet to bloom; I’m sure when they do, it will be the most amazing sight!
Even dragonflies are not left out in this dragon-themed event!
The yellow chrysanthemum symbolises comfort, joy and rejuvenation; many Chinese people are fans of this flower as it represents lifelong happiness and good luck!
Join in the educational trails and learn fun facts about dinosaurs!
Can you figure out the different dinosaur species?
Trees of Life
Six larger-than-life bird figures surround a bed of blush-pink petals; this spot is picture perfect!
More highlights of Sentosa Flowers 2012 include its first ever Sand Sculpture, specially created for the event at the Imbiah Lookout.
A majestic sand sculpture — spanning six meters in length, three meters in width and three meters in height — is named “Dance of the Dragon”, brought to life by internationally-acclaimed sand sculptor JOOheng Tan.
The intricate detailing of the sand sculpture is evidence of the time and effort spent.
The dragon theme continues with the “Awakening”, a concept derived from an olden tale where a famous painter brought a dragon to life by dotting the eyes. Here, you can pick up a giant brush next to this giant floral painting and give the finishing touches.
The majestic dragon comes alive with a glint in its eye!
Head to Sweet Love, where flowers in full bloom line the Love Tunnel. Take a stroll with your loved ones through the tunnel and soak in the romantic scents from the beautiful blossoms.
As you reach the end of the tunnel, a pair of adorable dragons forms a picturesque background for couples.
S$26 for round trip, S$24 for one way
If you’re feeling a little adventurous, hop onto a cable car to Mount Faber where you can enjoy Chinese tea in the Dragon Gate Inn at The Jewel Box.
Sentosa Flowers 2012 is the ideal venue for family bonding and capturing fun memories together. Amongst the colourful flowers, you can learn fun facts about plants with the Chinese character for “dragon” in their names, dinosaurs and even tea processing at the six educational trails available.