Gardens by the Bay in Singapore presents its latest floral display in the Flower Dome – Orchid Extravaganza: Orchids of the East Tropics.
The new exhibit explores the botanical connection of the orchid, a flower that has been widely hybridised into a multitude of diverse and beautiful forms, where many popular hybrids in the region have origins that can be traced back to native orchids of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
From now to September 17, Orchid Extravaganza: Orchids of the East Tropics will showcase elements that unite the five countries – from orchids to architecture to culture. It will display more than 7,000 orchids, including the native species from each country.
There will also be recreations of traditional houses from each of the five countries, such as the ancestral house of the Torajan people in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, with its boat-shaped roof; and other cultural elements showcased such as traditional games, artefacts, music instruments, and more.
In addition, Love, Kebaya, a travelling exhibition curated by Singapore’s National Heritage Board will return to Gardens by the Bay. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey to discover the iconic kebaya, and its significance to the region’s shared cultural identity and living heritage.