Phyless and I flitted over to Singapore after our adventure in Papua and were amazed and delighted by all the incredible sights we saw. We soared 165 meters above the city in the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel and also one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions. You can even see a glimpse of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia as well as Marina Bay’s skyline.
After we left the Flyer we headed over to the amazing Gardens By The Bay. This billion dollar 101 hectare superpark features more than a quarter of a million rare plants in huge domed conservatories.
and is split into three waterfront gardens. What impressed us most was their latest attraction – the “Supertrees”. Designed by British architects Grant Associates, a bunch of these botanical beauties stand at up to 50 meters tall and contain between nine and 16 levels.
Each supports a diversity of tropical ferns and flowering creepers and is equipped with rainwater-harvesting systems and photovoltaic collectors capable of storing the energy used to power the park’s lighting at night. In addition to being fuel savers like Phyless and I, these Supertrees are also works of art, illuminated with colored lights and video projections.