Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Gardens by the bay - Sneak preview
Invite courtesy of Juliana from URA
The artist impression of The Gardens by the bay when it completes, which will feature over 200 000 types of plants and flora from all over the world except Antarctica.
Well, it was early in the morning when we were taken in a bus down.
Hong Peng and I getting our hair blown.
Argh, ok, reasonably nice.
Before you complain about blurry photos I am going to post, I did just realised that my detachable lens on my HTC Sensation, has somehow been stained with dust and dirt internally....
Presentation by the COO and CEO of Gardens by the Bay, Mr Kenneth Er(Left) and Dr Kiat W Tan(Right).
Gardens by the Bay spreads out along the "shores" of Kallang all the way to Marina Bay.
Of course, they're not gonna make us walk several kilometres, we're getting a buggy ride around!
Education huts are located thru-out.
Some of the plants are still pretty amateur.
But hey, looks good so far.
Close up of orchid.
Some plants not found in our region are showcased here as well.
Some rocks imported from China.
Another interesting plant from other parts of asia.
These structures that are still under construction, are called Supertrees, which will house epiphytes, ferns and other wall climbing plants, it would also provide shades as well.
Dragonfly Lake, will also aid in filtration of waters before it is released into the Marina Bay Reservoir.
The waters would simply flow thru the plants.
The Dragonfly bridge, located over Dragonfly lake, is also connected directly with Marina Bay Sands, making it even more convenient for tourist and locals.
Pretty good view when walking towards from Marina Bay Sands.
More views of the Supertrees.
Some plants are already growing thru the structure.
Before we get to the Flower dome, I just want to say that, I'm proud to be probable the first user of the 4th urinal in the toilet located outside of the Flower Dome.
Upon entering the Flower Dome, a gigantic glasshouse, I swear, I breathed the freshest cool air in Singapore.
At a pleasant constant temperature of 23 to 25degrees celcius, it's a quick escape from Singapore's scorching tropical sun.
I felt great inside!
It houses many of the weirdest plants that's not found anywhere in our tropical regions.
Plants with the strangest, and creepiest roots.
Thick and hairy leaves.
Thick juicy leaves.
Some giant weird african plants.
Really really huge.
They have like what, only 10leaves each.
Some kinda salt crystals.
Some Australian Kangaroo Paws.
They do look a little like paws.
As much as you would like to fertilize the plants, please don't....please use the restrooms located behind this plant.
Some gorgeous looking grass and short plants.
I wonder what this plant is.....
Posted by YongWei at 4:06 AM