Forget FOMO! Singapore Says Konnichiwa to Blossoms & Eats

Okay, let’s be real – we’ve all been there. Those cherry blossom pictures from Japan have been flooding your social feeds, leaving you with a serious case of FOMO. But hey, no need to stress. You don’t always have to cross the ocean to get your fill of springtime beauty and Japanese culinary delights. Singapore’s got you covered. Say ‘Konnichiwa’ to a mesmerising sight of cherry blossoms at Gardens by the Bay and indulge your cravings for Japanese cuisine in town—all without maxing out your vacation days.

1. Sakura: Blossom into the Night at Gardens by the Bay 


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Gardens by the Bay is bringing a touch of Kyoto to Singapore this year for their sakura floral display. One of the highlights is a recreation of the famed Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) alongside grand Torii gates. To add to the magic, the cherry blossom trees will be illuminated at night with whimsical light projections on the ground.

Speaking of those iconic cherry blossoms, prepare to be swept off your feet by the breathtaking canopy of over 140 trees, representing a dazzling array of more than 40 varieties – including a brand new European species that’s sure to delight. Strolling through the lush setting, you’ll also be greeted by the grand presence of traditional Torii gates, adding to the authentic Kyoto ambiance.

Plus, you might score a pair of economy class tickets to anywhere in Japan. For more information, click here.

Where: Flower Dome @ Gardens by the Bay
When: 22 Mar to 21 Apr, Daily from 9am to 9pm
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

2. Indulge in Binchotan flame-grilled Wagyu X 


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Missing your Hokkaido trip? Then be sure to visit Wagyu X to cure those post-vacation blues.

Tucked away on Club Street in Singapore, Wagyu X offers a truly immersive dining experience that tantalises the senses. The star of the show is their crossbred Wagyu steak hailing from Hokkaido, Japan. Each mouthwatering cut is carefully flame-grilled over aromatic Binchotan charcoal, imparting a delectable smoky flavour. The final touch comes as the steak is served under a cloud of Sakura wood fumes, infusing the dish with delicate cherry notes. From the first sizzle to the final savoured bite, Wagyu X is a feast for the senses.

Wagyu X
Address: 82 Club St, Singapore 069450
Operating hours: Daily 11:00am – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Phone: 8795 6664

3. Spring Sakura Kaiseki Omakase experience

Sushi Sei is celebrating the arrival of spring with their special “Spring Sakura Kaiseki Omakase” menu. This menu takes diners on a Kaiseki culinary journey, featuring 5 appetizers, 6 sushi creations, a decadent dessert, and hand-whisked matcha tea. The highlights of the menu include the succulent Grilled Sawara Fish and the delectable Kinmedai & Sakura Fried Shrimp Ball Dragon.

Throughout the entire month of April, they’re offering a 50% discount on all their regular lunch and dinner menus – but there’s a catch, you’ll simply need to bring a friend or family member along to enjoy this deal!

But that’s not all! Sushi Sei is also giving their Kris+ members an exclusive 25% discount on the regular Omakase menu, which is normally priced at $488. And if you happen to be celebrating your birthday in April, you’ll get a fantastic 50% off the regular $488 Omakase dinner menu.

Sushi Sei
Address: 11 Cavenagh Road, #01-13/14, Holiday Inn Singapore City Centre, S229616
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4. Complete your local ‘Hanami’ experience with delicious Sakura bakes from Kamome Bakery

Sakura Mochi Croissant

Fans of Kamome Bakery will be excited to hear that they’ve opened a new location in Bukit Timah. This new spot has a big seating area, which is perfect for brunch and afternoon tea break.

Along with the new space, Kamome Bakery has also launched a limited-time Spring Series menu from April 1-30, 2024. The items on this menu use ingredients like matcha and sakura flowers that’ll whisk you away to Japan.

So if you’re a fan of Kamome Bakery, be sure to check out the new Bukit Timah location and try out their special Spring Series offerings to complete your local ‘Hanami’ experience!

Operating Hours: 8:30AM – 9:00PM
Address: 290 Orchard Rd, B1-K27 Paragon, Singapore 238859
Bukit Timah
Operating Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM
Address: 913 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 589623


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