19 December 2013

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore to receive Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Themed Entertainment Association

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. Click for more photos.

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Botanical Garden:
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Opened in 2012 in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is an immense, 54-hectare, botanical experience on reclaimed land adjacent to the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel. Hosting 1.7 million visitors in the first five months of operation, the two iconic conservatories—Cloud Forest and Flower Dome—can be seen from all around central Singapore.

Representing Gardens by the Bay
at the 2014 TEA Summit

on Thea Case Studies Day, April 4:
Dr Kiat W. Tan
Dr Tan is CEO of Gardens by the Bay and Advisor to the National Parks Board of Singapore, which his leadership as immediate past CEO transformed into a progressive agency whose core mission is to meet the lifestyle and recreational needs of Singaporeans. He plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the Gardens enhance Singapore's international reputation. He is a published author and noted authority on botany, parks and green space development.

The attraction includes didactic exhibits, a uniquely configured projection gallery (featuring a screen that wraps from ceiling to wall and across the floor, encouraging people to sit on the projections) and more. Visitors can traverse the sky path more than 130 feet in the air on a suspended/cantilevered “catwalk” through the Cloud Forest - giving visitors a unique perspective on the garden - visit regionally unique biomes, and see exotic and unusual floral specimens in the arid Flower Dome. They can take in the lush landscape outdoors by walking the elevated skyway 72 feet above ground which is connected by two of the Garden's spectacular Supertrees. The 18 unique Supertrees range from 82 feet to 164 feet high.

More than a mere botanical display, Gardens by the Bay is a compelling and iconic experience that brings education, entertainment, other worldly environments, regionally unique biomes and extraordinary perspectives to Singapore. Created as a gift to the people of Singapore, the project boasts audacious scale, a unique site plan, a focus on quality of the educational and interpretation experience, and, especially, excellence of design.

About the Thea Awards
The Thea Awards, sponsored by Economics at AECOM, were created by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) to help realize a key mission of the association: bringing recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. From a modest beginning in 1994, the Thea Awards have become internationally recognized as a symbol of excellence. The public is welcome to attend the black-tie 20th Annual Thea Awards Gala, which will be held April 5, 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Calif. USA. Tickets may be ordered online at teaconnect.org