The Gardens by the Bay Flower Field has been transformed into a battlefield with knights on horses, amidst a field of over 60 varieties of roses! Entitled “War of the Roses”, you will be transported to England for a medieval experience. The floral theme draws inspiration from an event of the same name that took place in 15th century England. The historical “War of the Roses” was a series of civil wars between the House of Lancaster and the House of York that were vying for the throne of England. Its name drew reference to the emblems associated with the two Houses – the Red Rose of Lancaster and the White Rose of York.
The Singapore Airshow 2014 was billed as Asia’s largest airshow and one of the most important aerospace and defense exhibitions in the world. I had the opportunity to visit the biannual airshow public day on 15 February at the Singapore Changi Exhibition Centre. The sweltering heat does not deter the crowds to catch aerial stunts and aircraft displays. For commoner and military aircraft lovers, this is one of the rare opportunities to enjoy the spectacle of overseas aerobatic teams and getting up close with the favourite flying machines.
The Department of Islamic Art in the Louvre is the oldest Islamic Collection in an International Museum. The collection at this gallery represents Islamic history and some of the artifacts in the museum depict the ancient relations between France and the Islamic world.