Our Parenting World team is very excited to attend the launch of Gardens By The Bay’s first mobile application which is designed using cutting-edge technology to enhance visitors’ experiences.
The app is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, it will engage and excite visitors through a series of interactive trails, games, educational tools and information about the Gardens’ unique horticulture. This will be very useful when we visit the Gardens to learn more about its plants exhibits.
Photo Credit: Gardens By The Bay
The multilingual Gardens by the Bay mobile application is user-friendly and available in five languages – English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Japanese.
At the launch, we get to try out the new mobile application and participate in a mini competition. Prizes will be given out to the 5 fastest teams.
There are four fun activities at 14 location. The four activities are Botany Hunt, Hidden Secrets, Build Your Garden and Where in the World. Using GPS and way-finding technology, the interactive map in the app helps us to explore the hidden locations from cooled conservatories to the outdoor themed gardens to discover over 135 unique and rare plants from all over the world. Visitors of all ages can learn more about horticulture through a series of games ranging from simple memory quizzes to augmented reality challenges and interactive challenges across various locations at Gardens. The app enables users to share achievement and high scores on social media too.
“I can’t wait to get started using the app!”
The app comes with a user-friendly mapping feature which uses geo-location to guide users. Users need to be at the specific location in order to use the mapping features to play the activities.
Gor Gor started his activity at Flower Dome and using GPS and the map function to locate the plant. There is a photo of a part of the plant as a hint and map given to help you in your search.
Once he has located the plant, he will use the app to scan it. He will continue to search for five different plants at each section of the Garden and each comes with a special QR code. Once Gor Gor has located the plant, he will scan the code, read about the fun fact on the plant and earn a badge upon collection of all five plants.
Next, he moved out of Flower Dome and using geo-location to locate the other plants at outdoor themed gardens. Gor Gor enjoyed using the app and at the same time he said it increases his knowledge as he has learned so much more about the various plants exhibits at the Gardens.
After completing each activity, Gor Gor will earn badges to record his achievement of completion.
At the end of each activity besides earning badges, you will get to grow your Tree of Knowledge. It serves as a botanical encyclopedia and to record your progress. The beauty of this app also enables you to share your progress and plant discoveries with your friends on Facebook.
The Gardens by the Bay app is now available on both Apple and Android platforms and can be downloaded for free via iTunes and Google Play. Information on the app is available at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/mobileapp.
Our Parenting World team is very honored to be one of the 5 lucky team to win in this mini competition. Many thanks to the lovely organisers, Gardens by the Bay and Bloomberg Philanthropies!
Christmas is round the corner, “Yuletide in the Flower Dome” is part of the “Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay” Christmas celebration in the Gardens from now till 6 January 2015.
Experience winter with cool temperatures to match at the Flower Dome, take a stroll through a quaint, snow-covered village nested amidst fir trees, poinsettias, hydrangeas, lilies and other blooms in red, green, and white. Take pictures with snowmen, reindeer and all. Have an enjoyable Christmas celebration at Gardens by the Bay!
Christmas Floral Display:
Monday, 17 November to Tuesday, 6 January 2015 from 9am to 9pm daily at Flower Dome. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.
Please click HERE for more information.
Our Parenting World will be covering more of the Christmas celebration at Gardens by the Bay and in Singapore, please do look out for it 🙂