I imagined Singapore would be an artificial city with many skyscrapers and didn’t expect to see many trees, flowers and greenery in the city.

When I arrived in Singapore and saw a lot of green spaces all around, I remembered that Singapore has a Tropical Rainforest Climate. Singaporeans make the best use of the moisture and sunlight.

Gardens by the Bay is one of the experiments to expand green areas in the city. It was built in 2012 and Super Tree Grove was planted with the height of 25-50 meters on a 110 hectare site.

Super Tree itself was made by rebar. The plant is growing along with the rebar. The idea was astonishing. I already knew Super Tree Grove from media articles, but it was much bigger than I had imagined. The contrast of wine red rebar and greens and flowers was so beautiful.

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay from the ground

Super Tree GroveYou can also enjoy green terraces in the city.

Terraced Garden in the City

Terraced Garden in the City

Terraced building at China TownThe public transportation is so organized that we can visit  the Botanical Garden from anywhere in Singapore. In the morning or early evening is the best time to go. The park site is so huge, so it takes 2-3 hours to see it all. Established in 1859, the gardens reflect the English Garden style for plant research. You can enjoy open air space, National Orchid Garden and paths under the various kinds of trees that lead to historical buildings.

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