Singapore Tree Buildings At Night
Singapore is known for it’s many high/futuristic landmarks, but none of them stand out more than the Singapore Tree Buildings (also known as Singapore’s Supertrees), at least in my opinion. These tall tree buildings light up the city in an area called “Gardens by the Bay”. I found a picture of these “trees” on Pinterest and pinned it to my bucket list – “places to see” dream board. Who would have thought that only one year later, I would be gazing up at them. It was surreal. The trees tower 8-16 stories high and are decked out in an array of lights that change color throughout the night. A 22 metre high Skyway bridge links a couple of the supertrees and, in fact, one of them has a bar up top. There’s a first time to everything, evening sipping a martini in a tree.
If you’ve ever seen the movie fern gully, you’d feel just as small, in a world just as bright. I tried taking as many photos I could, but it was kinda difficult at night, especially when the trees changed in color so quickly. I’ll spare you the excuses and admit I’m not the photographer just yet, but the flaws in my photos may give you some insight into how quickly the view changed around me.
An Ecotourism Initiative – Gardens by the Bay
This 250 acre lot, called Gardens by the Bay, is a beautiful public space with sky-walks, gardens, plants, biomes and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to take a scenic walk and visit twice – one by day and once by night. During the day you get a full picture of this horticultural heaven with it’s biomes called Cloud Forest and Flower Dome and of course the massive vertical supertrees. There are 18 supertrees to be exact and while they are not natural, they are green. These towering trees collect and generate solar power, collect rainwater and act as ventilation ducts for plant conservatories beneath them, well, according to CNN. I was simply astounded by their beauty, especially at night.
Photos Under the Supertrees
I hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for more on Singapore, one of my new favorite cities.