Sakura Matsuri 2021 and Hello Kitty arrives at Flower Dome

by Vivian Ng

Take us to Japan—Sakura Matsuri 2021 is coming. This also means that Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay is about to have a new look.

Sakura Matsuri has been a recurring event. With our local floral conservatory adorned in soft-blushing Sakura blossom, it’s no wonder that Singaporeans flock to visit Sakura Matsuri year after year.

Photo: gardensbythebay.com.sg

Hello Kitty at Sakura Matsuri 2021

Expect a kawaii special appearance this year. Globally-raved character, Hello Kitty, will be coming to Sakura Matsuri for the first time ever. There’s no photo release on how the Hello Kitty display will look like in the coming exhibition so far. However, seeing her dressed in a traditional kimono amongst lush pink Sakura blossoms in the teaser has got us all excited for her arrival.

Fans of Hello Kitty will be getting plenty of photo opportunities, as she lines up an optimised itinerary for floral viewing experience. Activities range from posing beside a rickshaw to locating the best spot for nodate—an outdoor tea ceremony at Sakura Matsuri.

Sakura Matsuri 2021 highlights

Photo: Facebook/Gardens by the Bay

As part of yearly tradition, walk through Japanese’s traditional torii gates. These are Japanese gates commonly found at Shintō shrines in Kyoto. Walking through them brings us fond memories of overseas trips.

Traditional art of fabric wrapping

Photo: gardensbythebay.com

Sakura Matsuri 2021 also introduces the arts of furoshiki (traditional art of fabric wrapping) completed with a picnic spread out. Be inspired and amazed by the impeccable artistry of these performers—this may provide some creative gift wrapping ideas for your friends.

Sakura blooms at Flower Dome

Photo: asianwanderlust.com

This annual event brings us sakura blossoms that are hard to find in Singapore. Whether you’re a wanderlust, a Hello Kitty fan, or just a nature lover—this event is perfect for your bucket list.

Due to COVID restrictions, pre-booking of tickets is required. We are expecting a crowd at this annual event, so be sure you book your tickets in advance here. Tickets are SingapoRediscover voucher friendly. If you’re looking for someplace to go, this will be a good option to consider.

Flower Dome
📍 Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr
🗓️ 9am — 9pm (From 1 March)

For more places that bring you the ‘travel vibes’, check out Wan Wan Thai Café is one for those who miss BKK café hops.

Also check out our article on 8 things you can use SingapoRediscover Vouchers for that are not staycations if you’re looking for more alternatives.

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