Sorry for my late post as I was busy with my projects and studies then.
This year’s my 6th time going to Sentosa Flowers/Lights event during Chinese New Year period. People could even visit the Sentosa Flowers at Mount Faber area. However, due to my time schedule, I did not have the time to visit Mount Faber to visit the Sentosa Flower exhibits there. This also marked my dad’s last visit to Sentosa before he passed away early this year.
Again, I started my journey from Sentosa Boardwalk at Vivocity with my parents by walking with them. It’s good to start early morning walk as the weather was cool then.
Of course, walking is good for your health while you get to see beautiful scenery.
Approaching Sentosa soon…
Now at Resorts World Sentosa. Can’t you feel the Chinese New Year Spirit while seeing those flowers?
Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
Walked past Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium. Hope to visit this place 1 day when I am free.
Universal Studios, Singapore
Walked past Universal Studios, Singapore. Went there twice and hope to visit there again as I did not visit the newer attractions such as Transformers, Madagascar then.
The main lead of Sentosa Flowers – Dragon
Isn’t it look great from far? Yes, this year’s Sentosa Flowers will be more on Dragons than other Zodiacs. Haha. Although I am not born in the year of the Dragon, but the dragons looked very cute.
RWS – Dragon
Took a photo of RWS logo with the 2 dragons and my mother.
Dragon with Chinese lanterns
It was not easy to make a big dragon with so many Chinese Lanterns.
Flowers were used to make dragon decoration and placed along the stairs.
Can you think what he is thinking about?
The Thinker statue… He’s thinking deeply. Haha.
Now walking towards Merlion…
What are those kids looking for?
Every year will have abundance of fishes
The fishes looked so cute right?
Isn’t it very cute? Kawaii!
Sentosa – with cute sea creatures decor
Map of Sentosa Flowers 2012
Here’s the map of all the decors for Sentosa Flowers 2012.
Big Dragon near the water
This big dragon looked scary. Luckily it doesn’t ‘spit’ out fire like mystical dragons.
画龙点睛Huà Lóng Diǎn Jīng, to add eyes to the picture of a dragon
画龙点睛. There’s an inkpad but where’s the brush to add the eyes to the dragon? Anyway, I was in Sentosa quite early to avoid the crowd and hot weather.
Why were there eggs? Any thing will be cracking soon? Are eggs related to dragon? Let me think…
Now I know why. Dinosaurs are hatched from eggs. Dinosaurs are known as 恐龙 (Kong Long) in Chinese. 恐竜 (Japanese). It means scary lizard. Because of the chinese character 龙 and this year is a year of 龙 (dragon). Thus, there was a dinosaur decoration then.
Reminded me of Power Rangers for the blue ranger. Haha.
Dragon in the sand? 祥龍亭
Did not expect that Dragon can be shaped using sand. Something like sandcastle. I think quite a lot of effort is needed to keep the sand in shape so that the wind won’t blow them away.
Guess Valentine Day was coming soon then? Haha.
2 dragons lover
Welcome to Tea Journey! Do you like to drink tea?
For Smelling tea leaves? Any Long Jing 龙井 or not? No wonder tea is also related to the year of Dragon. Because of Long Jing 龙井 tea. Long Jing tea’s quite famous.
Teapot & teacups
Look at the design of the teapot. Dragon motif. Haha.
Tea Plantation area
Planting and growing tea leaves are not so easy from how it looks….
Wok & equipments for tea leaves?
Mini-statues on how tea was made & tasted
Don’t they look real to you?
Complete tea set
Area for resting
It’s a pity that there’s no tea for tasting. Can’t practise what I learn from sado 茶 道 (tea ceremony or way of drinking tea).
Butterfly and bird flying…
Music note 1
Reminded me of my music lessons.
Music note 2
However, no chinese new year song was played while walking along with the notes. If not, it will be fun.
Music note 3
Too bad I cannot play a cello. Well, it is not that easy to master how to play those instruments. I did found it difficult to play guitar and recorder within the 1st attempt.
What is the green thing with peacock feather in the picture?
龙珠果 Dragon Fruit (known as pitaya)
Since this year is the year of the dragon, there is fruit that is known as Dragon fruit 龙珠果. Very nice to eat as my mum bought that quite regularly. I heard it is quite good for our skin and body. I also went to Dragon fruit farm in Singapore (around Kranji area) too.
There were orchids on display as well. I remembered there were quite a lot of orchids during the 2007 Sentosa Flowers event too.
Aren’t they cute? With the magic wand to bloom those beautiful flowers. Wow!
Yes. There’s dragonfly蜻蜓. (Dragon-fly) since it is the year of dragon. Although the chinese character does not have 龙.
Ohhhh…… Where were we heading now?
Oh. It’s under the sea…. Under the sea. I felt like singing “Under the sea” song or Beyond the sea (sung by Robbie Williams) for the Finding Nemo movie. Wait a second. Did I mention about Nemo? Where’s Nemo? Oh dear. Nemo’s lost and we had to find Nemo.
Jellyfish. Of course, I did saw real jellyfishes in my life during my sailing trip 6 years ago. The real ones I seen in my life were small and tiny. Luckily, I was not bitten by those jellyfishes.
Seahorse is quite a unique animal. Don’t you think so? The head does look like a real horse. Male seahorses carry the eggs deposited by the female seahorses and ‘give birth’ to baby seahorses.
Is Nemo hidden inside?
Still finding Nemo.
The crab’s waving to all of us.
What is this?
What’s this fish? No resemblance to Nemo.
This fish looked very familiar? Nemo? Oh found it. That’s great.
Glad it’s fine after we found it. Well this marked the end of the Sentosa Journey for me for Sentosa Flowers 2012.
The weather was so hot after a long walk then. So it’s best to go there either during the morning time or weekdays to take good pictures of the decorations.
I am looking forward for more exciting Sentosa Flowers related events during Chinese New Year! Visit flowers.sentosa.com.sg/
Anyway, Sentosa is having its 40th Anniversary Celebration this year from now till Sept 2012. There are indeed many changes to Sentosa for the past 40 years. From Musical Fountain and Fantasy Island to Resort World Sentosa and Ifly, what other new changes will be coming up? Visit http://www.sentosa40.com/ on Sentosa 40 years for more information! Have FUN!