I always feel at home whenever I’m surrounded by beautiful gardens. When I visited Singapore last April, it was Tulipmania in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Every so often, the Flower Dome has varying display themes for their vast indoor garden. This year, the Tulipmania event channeled some of Vincent Van Gogh‘s famous artworks into gorgeous tulip arrangements; one of which is his most famous work, The Starry Night.

Tulips + Van Gogh = my most favorites in the world, so I was beyond thrilled that I had the chance to see the event.

Tulips (symbolic meaning)

yellow. happiness, good thoughts, positivity
white. forgiveness, trust
violet. royalty
red. pure love, devotion

“I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort—and disappointment and perseverance.” (Vincent van Gogh)

Gardens by the Bay is one of the world’s most beautiful indoor gardens. It’s a definite must visit, if not for the enormous flower and plant collections, but for the architecture and creative design of the gardens themselves. The gardens is also home to Singapore’s iconic Supertrees, where you can have dinner overlooking city lights.

(Sadly when I inquired for reservation to the restaurant, they had an event that night and was close for public.)



Cara likes to read, write and laze around in her spare time. She goes into trance whenever she walks into bookstores and antique shops. She hopes to write about many adventures she'll have one day.