Return of Tulipmania

After a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic, Tulipmania is back in October! This year, tulips are sourced from New Zealand instead of the Netherlands. Tulipmania: Its Wild Origins focus on Kazakhstan to trace the origin of the tulip as a rare wildflower in the wilderness of Central Asia. Most of us are familiar that Holland is famous for tulip fields but not many know that the plant originated in Central Asia.

The bazaar represents Kazakhstan’s role as a trading hub and cultural melting-pot along the Silk Route and towers and gates inspired by Timurid architecture, featuring blue and turquoise geometric patterns that symbolise clear Kazakhstan skies and waters.

Recognised as part of global cultural heritage, the ancient craft of making traditional Kazakh textiles such as ala kiyiz (textile), shyrdak (felt carpet) or tekemet (patterned felt) has been passed down for many generations.

The yurt on display is a cross-section of an actual yurt and is on loan from the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Singapore. It was built in accordance with traditional techniques without the use of nails or screws. The cosy interior is filled with felt textiles, furnishings, and a crackling fire.

Tulipmania: Its Wild Origins Floral Display
From now till 14 November 2021
Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Purchase your tickets here!

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore |

2 Thoughts

  1. When speaking of Central Asia, I always think of either meadows or arid landscapes. I’ve never thought that tulips come from that region. Interesting indeed :)

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