Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens By The Bay
Christmas is round the corner and if you’re travelling to Singapore or you’re staying in Singapore and you do not have any plans in mind over these few weeks especially the weekends, do head over to Gardens By The Bay and have a merry Christmas Wonderland
1. First stop, you can try out the Future Of Us - SG50 finale, located near the entrance of the BayFront Station. The exhibition is an immersive and multi-sensory experience that offers a glimpse into the possibilities of how Singaporeans can live, work, play, care and learn in the future.
The exhibition will call on Singaporeans to share their hopes and dreams for themselves, their family and the nation, and to participate in steering the Singapore journey towards the future. It is the capstone event to round up Singapore’s SG50 year of celebrations.
You should be able to spend about 45minutes in the exhibition where there are a couple of segments for you to walk through. A very interesting exhibition where they will showcase an idea of how Singapore will be developed in the next 15 years. I’m actually not very sure whether we will progress and develop that rapidly and that advanced but I’m sure we will get there. :)
2. Besides the exhibition, there is the permanent resident building the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. which they will have different display of flowers from different countries and seasons. and I’m sure its one of the main attractions that you can go to.
What I’m focusing on is the Christmas Wonderland event being held here. Back for its second year, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay 2015 spans 35,000 square metres, across four main areas: the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures which begin at the Golden Garden and extend throughout the festival site; the Festive Market at the Supertree Grove; the Fairground near The Meadow; and the Christmas Toyland floral display in the Flower Dome too!
3. Lending a festive air to the Gardens, the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures, delicately handmade by Italian skilled craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy, will feature an all-new architectural design reminiscent of the medieval period. As many as 56 enchanting sculptures – the tallest towering over 20 metres – will nestle amidst the greenery within the Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Bridge and Flower Dome.
From taste to techniques around the globe, the highly anticipated gourmet fair returns with an even more vibrant collection of international flavours. You can get to see all the creations of famous chefs from their award winning restaurants housed in Marina Bay Sands, pique your appetite for exploration with a palate-pleasing weekend that takes you to the world’s kitchens and cellars.
Its considered the heaven for great food and wine at this event and be sure to catch a glimpse of your favourite chefs like David Myers, Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Pluck, Mario Batali, Tetsuya Wakuda, Justin Quek and lots more. There will be lots of great food, wine tasting, classes, and also chance for you to purchase some groceries which these chefs have been using for their preparations in the restaurants at MBS.
So what are the top 5 things that you should look out for at this event?
With over 30 free masterclasses over the weekend, brush up on your culinary skills and pick up some tips from the gurus. Yes! You learn from the best and only the best, get culinary tips from the masterclasses during this event and who knows you might be the next Michelin Starred Celebrity Chef!
Managed to attend Chef Tetsuya Wakuda's Masterclass and he is the only chef who is very friendly and down to earth mingling, sharing and taking pictures with the guests.
Ever wondered what are the ingredients that these famous restaurants are using? Where do you get the best ingredients like what your favourite chefs have been using? Head to the Farmer's Market and buy from who the restaurants buy from -- and at lower prices than your grocery store!
Know something about wine pairing? Pair your picnic of signature dishes from award-winning restaurants with a bottle of wine from the Wine Walk – you can also look out for great deals and add them to your home collection!
Head over to the Epicurean Bar for hourly tasting sessions and specially concocted cocktails by award-winning mixologists. This might give you some inspirations for the next Singapore Sling!
And of course, this event doesn’t end at 6. You can stay on till after dark and party with resident DJs from CÉ LA VI on Friday and Saturday night. Have a drink or two at the bar with the famous chefs and check out pop-up restaurants too!
Food, food galore from the finest cuisine from the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, and be treated to the culinary mastery of the celebrated chefs and savour their signature dishes and many other exciting treats! I have to try the sashimi on crackers from Adrift, Long Chim's prawn paste fried rice with mushroom and sweet pork, DC Comic Superheroes Cafe's black charcoal burger with pulled pork, chirashi from Hide Yamamoto, lovely dessert, durian ice cream with toasted sandwiches by Chef Justin Quek from Sky on 57 and of course the new addition, Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen's pork belly sliders.
Wonderful cuisine and there are so many more dishes to try on but I've only got one stomach! There are many more pictures of today's event and you can just click on to the gallery button below for more pictures on my Facebook page!
Way to go for a great start to an enjoyable 3 days event! Its only Day #1 and you have 2 more days to go!! Its still not too late to join in the fun fill even with superb food and wine and not forgetting the wonderful experiences when you attend the Masterclasses! Cheers!