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Bulb stars: Dutch springtime comes to Singapore

Next week's Tulipmania at Gardens by the Bay aims to bring a slice of Holland to Singapore

Published on Apr 12, 2014 12:00 PM

Last week, a cargo-load of 25,000 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands arrived at Changi Airport.

They were transported to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, where the large onion-like shapes with short, fleshy leaves sprouting were planted gingerly into a 200 sq m plot of soil.

Come Monday, visitors to the dome will get a taste of Dutch springtime when the bulbs will have blossomed into a vibrant bed of striking scarlet-hued petals of Red Princess tulips, bright pink fringed-petaled Kingston tulips, deep yellow Golden Artist tulips and more.

Another 25,000 tulips will arrive later this month.

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"Tulipmania will enable visitors to experience the splendour of tulips without the hassle of leaving the country."

Ms Marziah Haji Omar, assistant director of gardens design at Gardens by the Bay, on the floral display

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Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

When: Monday to May 4, 9am to 9pm daily

Admission: $8 to $12 from

Info: Fans of the famed Dutch white bunny Miffy - a character created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna - will get an opportunity to take photos with a life-sized version of the rabbit on Easter Sunday (April 20) and Koningsdag (April 26), a national holiday in the Netherlands that marks the birthday of the reigning monarch. For more information and updates on appearance times, go to the KLM Singapore Facebook Page (