It's snowing again at home but we've managed to escape it this time as we are currently enjoying the warmth and tropical lushness of Singapore. This evening we've just been to watch the light and sound show of the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay - the newest and grandest botanical attraction of this metropolitan and very green nation.
Seeing the Supertrees in person has been amazing, such unique and statuesque structures that are fast becoming iconic symbols of Singapore. Not only are they attractions in their own right, they also serve a purpose in collecting solar energy as well as rain water to be used in maintaining this newly developed area. The trees also serve as vertical gardens too, covered with various ferns, orchids, bromeliads, and other epiphytes.
It was great to see the trees in daylight, but seeing them at night was a unique experience. And the light and sound show was a fab bonus!
The outdoor area where the trees are located are open to the public till midnight, well worth a wander around in the evening to soak in the atmosphere of the brought about by the tropical planting and illuminated trees.
|One of the Supertrees with Marina Bay Sands Hotel in the background|
The supertrees in daylight and more botanical sights and wonders of Singapore to follow soon!