Gardens by the Bay rewards 10-millionth guest

Gardens by the Bay rewards 10-millionth guest

GARDENS by the Bay welcomed its 10-millionth visitor, a week ahead of its second anniversary on June 29.

And the lucky tourist, Mr Kho Su Kiak, who is from Sarawak, Malaysia, received a special gift package as he stepped into the attraction's Flower Dome on Sunday.

The 73-year-old, who is in Singapore to visit his daughter and her family, won a private guided tour of the mega park, a "Friends of the Gardens" annual membership for five family members, and a hamper filled with merchandise including apparel, home ware, books and novelty items.

"This is such an unexpected surprise! It was my daughter's idea to bring my wife and I to Gardens by the Bay as we both enjoy nature," he said.

"It's wonderful to see so many beautiful and interesting plants that we don't get to see back home. The Supertrees are unique. And I like the cactuses too."

Mrs Theresa Foo, chairman of Gardens by the Bay, said: "For Gardens by the Bay to welcome 10 million visitors before turning two is a remarkable milestone for us.

We are grateful for the support of staff, volunteers, partners and visitors - all of whom have contributed in some way towards bringing this people's garden to fruition."

Since its opening, the gardens, which cost $1 billion to build, have received more than 35 awards, such as the prestigious Thea Award, regarded as the Oscars of the attractions industry.

This article was first published on June 24, 2014.
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