Do you remember yesterday’s post ? This is what you could see form the Marina Sand amazing hotel…
So, this is actually part of the Gardens By The Bay, a 101 hectares park.
Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”. The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.
This part of the park is called the “Supertrees Grove”. Supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens’ landscape with heights that range between 25 metres (82 ft) and 50 metres (160 ft).
They are vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens.
The Supertrees are home to enclaves of unique and exotic ferns, vines, orchids and also a vast collection of bromeliads such as Tillandsia, amongst other plants.
They are fitted with environmental technologies that mimic the ecological function of trees – photovoltaic cells that harness solar energy which can be used for some of the functions of the Supertrees, such as lighting, just like how trees photosynthesize; and collection of rainwater for use in irrigation and fountain displays, exactly like how trees absorb rainwater for growth.
The Supertrees also serve air intake and exhaust functions as part of the conservatories’ cooling systems.
When you get on the artificial canopy, linking the Supertrees, not only you enjoy a breathtaking aerial view but overall it looks like, all the sudden, you have entered an Avatar movie scene.
Frankly, while I was there, I had my mouth open all the way. This is simple UNBELIEVABLE.