Overhead view of the exhibit’s installations. Photo credit: Elena Tay.

Gardens by the Bay’s annual Tulipmania is back! This time it’s charting new depths into the cultural diversity of Singapore. Visitors will be able to experience a refreshing take on Turkish architecture and landscape.

One of the visitors snapping a close-up photo of the Tulipa. 
Photo credit: Elena Tay.

The event showcases different iconic sights in Turkey, accompanied by blooming bulbs of Tulipa. For those wondering, Tulipa, is the scientific name for tulips! Once visitors step into the dome, they will be taken on a journey to discover the stories behind the flowers loved by many. 

Visitors snapping photos whilst standing in the field of tulips. Photo credit: Elena Tay.

From classic reds and yellows to exotic purples and pinks, the tulips showcased are definitely a feast for the eyes. The festival also features a variety of tulip-themed art pieces and sculptures, as well as a range of interactive exhibits for visitors to learn more about the history and significance of the tulip.

The tulips in varying types and colours for visitors to enjoy. 
Photo credit: Elena Tay.

The name ‘Tulipmania’ dates back to 1634 when tulip prices shot up ludicrously in a wave of speculation. Tulips were seen as a luxury trade item back in seventeenth century Europe. 

One of the multiple sculptures displayed alongside blooming flowers, showing the marrying of flora and architecture.
Photo credit: Elena Tay.

Don’t know which feature to check out first? Well, some highlights to look out for are the Galata Tower and İznik Ware – both serving as iconic sights during the Ottoman period. 

Our deputy editor, Siti, for sister publication, HYPE, posing with the Galata Tower. 
Photo credit: Elena Tay.

With vibrant colours, sculptures and photo-worthy spots, Tulipmania is an ideal day out for people of all ages to learn more about Turkish culture as well as these beautiful flowers.

Photos of visitors at the exhibit: Family of three taking a photo next to the tulips (left).
An old couple admiring the different flora in Flower Dome (right). Photo credits: Elena Tay.

Tulipmania will run from now till May 21, 2023, 9am to 9pm, at the Flower Dome in Gardens By the Bay.

Admission fees for local residents are $12 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and children. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets on the Gardens by the Bay website now!

Tulipmania: Origins of the tulip

Location: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome 

Dates: 21 April – 21 May

Time: 9am – 9pm