Supertrees of Singapore

October 9th, 2012 | Robot

Supertrees

Singapore is a thriving metropolitan city commonly known as the “Gateway between the East and West.”  Since the 1990s, the government has been devoted to promoting the Arts and Culture, and also a Green way of life.  As a result, The Garden by the Bay, a 250-acre park that houses the amazing Supertrees project, was constructed on the waterfront next to the Marina Reservoir.

Supertrees

Supertrees

The giant solar-powered Supertrees finally opened up to the public this past June, 2012.  There are 18 in total, and the really cool thing about them is that they actually generate electricity with solar photovoltaic systems.  And as if that wasn’t enough, they also come fully equipped with vertical garden space, air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, and collection bins for rain water.

And while they look pretty cool during the daytime, at night, they are spectacular!

Supertrees

Supertrees

Supertrees

Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of the Republic of Singapore, said the project would “showcase what we can do to bring the world of plants to all Singaporeans,” adding that the gardens would become “the pride of Singapore.”  I must say that I agree with him.  This is the kind of attraction that brings tourists to a city, and the “skywalks” that connect the trees from 150-feet in the air allow visitors the opportunity to see the Supertrees up close and personal.

If you make a trip to Singapore, make sure to stop by the park at night for the light-show. Hopefully more cities will enact these kind of “green” energy projects in the future because they are amazing.

-RSB

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  1. Annabelle

    Is that really so? Singapore is not a clonoy at the arse-end of the Malayan Federation, which is in turn a colonial possession of Her Majesty’s Government? This is a revelation!When I arrived eight years ago, everything on the native television stations was in the Malay language. Was it RTM One or RTM Two? Maybe even TV3? I don’t remember. Anyhow, I gave up trying to comprehend the native speak and stopped watching free-to-air television altogether.But I must say that the financial aid Her Majesty’s Government has poured into this clonoy, has made Singapore a well-run outpost. You even have an elected head of state as Governer General! Bloody marvelous!Then just the other day, some people were talking about how Singapore is becoming a vassel state of China? Oh that doesn’t sound very promising to me. But what do I know? I’m just an ignorant Australian.Best of luck!

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