Supertrees

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sun 6 Nov 2016 22:17
The Supertrees of the Garden by the Bay
 
 
 
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The Supertrees as we saw them from the Singapore Flyer.
 
 
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Supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens' landscape with heights that range between 25 metres and 50 metres.
 
 
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The most spectacular garden structures we have ever seen. There is an elevated walkway, the OCBC Skyway, between two of the larger Supertrees for visitors to enjoy a panoramic aerial view of the Gardens. A food and beverage outlet is planned atop the 50-metre (160 feet) Supertree.
 
 
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Supertrees are vertical gardens perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens. The Supertrees are home to enclaves of unique and exotic ferns, vines, orchids and also a vast collection of bromeliads such as Tillandsia, amongst other plants. They are fitted with environmental technologies that mimic the ecological function of trees – photovoltaic cells that harness solar energy which can be used for some of the functions of the Supertrees, such as lighting, just like how trees photosynthesize; and collection of rainwater for use in irrigation and fountain displays, exactly like how trees absorb rainwater for growth. The Supertrees also serve air intake and exhaust functions as part of the conservatories' cooling systems.

 

 

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A chap we saw on the planting at the bottom of one of the Supertrees – his girlfriend just visible on the far left (left picture).

 

 

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We saw stunning flowers – a first for me to see the bloom on the right.

 

 

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Dusk through to night, the Supertrees come alive with a light and music show called the OCBC Garden Rhapsody.

 

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ALL IN ALL JAW DROPPING - UNLIKE ANYTHING WE HAVE EVER SEEN

                     BEAUTIFUL AND VERY UNUSUAL