By Corina Tan
With the news of the Vaccinated Travel Lane opening between Malaysia and Singapore at the end of the month, let’s look at some exciting things to look forward to when visiting Singapore this year-end.
American artist Brian Donnelly or better known as his tag name, KAWS, developed a huge following mostly due to his graffiti work featuring cartoon-like figures. This evolved into toys which was a big hit and sold out almost immediately. The main recurring character in his artwork is the COMPANION, a toy figurine that he made into a 40lbs, 121-foot-long inflatable version of the same. The KAWS: HOLIDAY tour for its seventh iteration, will be making a stop in Singapore. The COMPANION will be on display at the Garden City in Singapore, this time measuring 42-metres long, reclined and in an embrace. Set on the iconic The Float at Marina Bay, the goal is to promote public appreciation of the arts and will become a unique feature in the city’s skyline. This would certainly be an exciting reason to plan a visit to Singapore this year-end, as this sight to behold will surely be a hit with both children as well as adults alike.
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Besides this, Gardens by the Bay also has some other exciting lineups to look forward to. One of which is the Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express event that will feature two original train carriages classified as Treasures of France together with a 158-year-old locomotive, uniforms, shields, a pullman car, affiches, Louis Vuitton original luggage, priceless porcelain, shipped all the way from France to Singapore. The event will also feature an exclusive Orient Express shop, Orient Express road café, Orient Express restaurant and lounge and an escape room experience. Running from December 15, 2021 through January 5, 2022 this exciting attraction offers visitors a chance to embark on a fascinating journey by reliving the experience of travelling on this iconic train more than 100 years ago.
The Floral Fantasy which includes 15,000 fresh cut, dried and preserved blooms overhanging from the ceiling in a cool temperature of between 23-25 degrees Celsius and spanning about 1500 square metres, will be sure to dazzle visitors. The Dance which is the first of the Floral Fantasy’s distinct gardens, showcases a canopy of suspended flowering plants swaying sinuously and appearing like they are dancing on air. At night, the Garden Rhapsody comes alive with music and lights amidst the Supertrees, with a special Christmas rendition from December 3, 2021 through January 2, 2022. This colourful signature light and sound show together with the bountiful beauties in the Floral Fantasy is sure to delight the senses this season.
If you plan to head to Singapore in early December, you might be able to catch the Singapore Cocktail Festival happening until December 12, 2021. The event sees more than 30 bars joining in the fun, offering boozy cocktail brunches and bar crawls. There’s also a special musical-themed cocktail special where bars have created experiences featuring their favourite songs, bands and legendary icons. This cocktail festival is to celebrate the resilience and creativity of the local bar community on the road to recovery from the economic downturn. The tagline Every Cocktail Matters hopes to help spur cocktail explorations around the city.
With just some of these exciting things happening in Singapore, you may want to consider making plans for your next excursion. Singapore seeks to delight your senses and sense of wonderment, whilst also staying committed to strict health advisory guidelines. For more information on safety requirements please click here.