Flight of Fancy at Gardens by the Bay

Flight of Fancy

Spread your wings and let your imagination fly with the latest thematic floral display at Gardens by the Bay entitled Flight of Fancy. From now till 21st July, be awed with the myriad of colours where miniature hot-air balloons hover over the meadow in Flower Dome. Since the school’s out! They are offering 50% discount for child resident tickets. I think it’s a good idea to bring the kids for a treat at the Gardens by the Bay during the June holidays.

Flight of fancy - Flower Dome

Miniature hot-air balloon with the backdrop of Singapore Flyer. The first thing that pops into my mind when I notice the hot-air balloon is Pixar’s movie UP, a vibrantly bubbly exploration of how life’s great adventures.

Flower Dome - Flight of Fancy

View of the flower field inside the enclosure. These miniature hot-air balloon are filled with helium to levitate.

Flight of Fancy

Cool dude and dudette figurine inside the balloon’s basket.

Flight of Fancy

How does this simple yet spectacular contraption works? As the name implies, the hot-air balloon has everything to do with hot air. It operates on the underlying principle of hot air rises. Therefore, the air in the balloon is heated by a propane burner causing the balloon to rise. The direction is decided by the winds while the pilot can only control the altitude of the balloon. It can fly high up as much as 3,000 feet altitude above ground level.

Flight of fancy

“Pinching” the balloon

Flight of Fancy

Vintage airplane exhibit complementing the floral display. Which of the following was invented first: airplane or hot-air balloon? Make a guess!

Flight of Fancy

Flight of Fancy floral theme

Flight of Fancy

The pilot teddies ready to take-off for a great adventure.

Flight of Fancy

3 essential parts for the hot-air balloon to operate:

  • The burner: propels hot air to soar skywards.
  • The envelope: the big fabric balloon part that is used to trap the air.
  • The basket: lowermost part of the hot air balloon that holds the pilot, passengers and the  propane cylinders.

Fancy of Flight - Cloud Forest

For the first time, the floral theme has been extended to Cloud Forest conservatory as well. You can catch a glimpse of the hot-air balloon flight here too.

Flight of Fancy - Cloud Forest

The Cloud Forest

KitesWhile strolling at the bottom of the Cloud Forest, look up on the elevated walkway and you will find Wau bulan, a malay moon-kite in batik print.

Flight of Fancy

Flight of Fancy.

Flight of Fancy

From 1 to 28 June child resident ticket can enjoy 50% off.

Local Resident Rate Admission

One Conservatories

Two Conservatories

Adult

$12

$20

Senior Citizen

$8

$15

Child

$4

$6

Standard Rate Admission

Two Conservatories

Adult

$28

Senior Citizen

$28

Child

$15

The conservatories are open daily from 9:00am – 9:00pm

Related Articles:  Cloud Forest | Flower Dome | Gardens by the Bay | Singapore
Past events: Spring Celebrations | Tulipmania

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