D150. Jan 28. Fabulous cloud forest

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The Gardens by the Bay shelter two domes that recreate different ecosystems.
This one, the Cloud Forest, replicates the cool moist conditions found in tropical mountain regions found in South-East Asia, Middle- and South America.

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It features a 42m (138 ft) “Cloud Mountain”, and you can descend the mountain via a circular path where a 35m (115 ft) waterfall provides refreshing cool air.

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One more time this day, I was mesmerized…

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The “cloud mountain” itself is an intricate structure completely clad in epiphytes such as orchids, ferns, peacock ferns, spikes…

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As they say on their web site, “a mysterious world veiled in mist”…

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Worth the trip, i can tell…

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