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Gardens by the Bay: SUPERduperTREES

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees
It’s always nice to spend some time with nature when growing up in an urban jungle, and Gardens by the Bay is definitely a great place to be surrounded by flora and fauna. The SuperTrees intrigue me quite a bit because they look so sci-fi, and there’s just so many different ways you can photograph them – how can you ever get bored?

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

Postcard-worthy view

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

Ranging in height from 25 to 50 metres (16 storeys tall), the Gardens’ 18 Supertrees are basically vertical gardens covered in bromeliads, ferns and tropical flowering climbers. Twelve of these can be found at the Supertree Grove, and six at the Golden and Silver Gardens.

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

Laughing guardian at the entrance…ho ho ho

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

During construction in April 2012

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

This is one of my favourite photos of the SuperTree Groove. The colourful cranes look like they are feeding the tree. And it is also a sight that is not likely to be repeated since construction is already completed.

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

Sunset with rays of light peeking through Marina Bay Sands hotel’s towers

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

Real with man-made trees; blurring of lines between fiction and reality

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

The Supertrees have different planting schemes in various colours ranging from warm tones like reds, browns, orange and yellows, to cooler hues like silver and pink. The plants are chosen based on the following considerations:
– Suitable for vertical planting
– Lightweight and hardy
– Soil-less
– Easy to maintain
– Suitable for Singapore’s climate
– Not commonly found in Singapore
– Visually interesting

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

Take a stroll along the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre long walkway that connects the two 25-metre Supertrees at the Supertree Grove, and take in a different view of the Gardens.

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

I like water a lot, so sitting by the wooden boardwalk at the Dragonfly Lake and watching the colours of the SuperTrees change feels relaxing. I would usually bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with a friend – and lots of insect repellent. This was taken during a sunrise shoot at a very sleepy 6am – a feat not to be repeated.

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

11 Supertrees are embedded with environmentally sustainable functions like photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy. Some will be integrated with the cooled conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles.

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

Workers who keep the SuperTrees looking pristine
Over 162,900 plants comprising more than 200 species and varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and tropical flowering climbers are planted on the Supertrees. Examples of some of the species that will be planted on the Supertrees include the Tillandsia stricta from Brazil, Tillandsia fasciculate from Panama, Cattleya maxima from Ecuador, and Pseudorhipsalis from Costa Rica.

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

The feeling on the Skyway is certainly refreshing. You can get a good bird’s eye view of the entire Gardens from here.

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

Same spot by night – how different it looks!

Watch as the Supertrees come alive with a dazzling myriad of light displays bursting across the sky. The OCBC Garden Rhapsody shows are on daily at 7.45pm and 8.45pm.

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

OCBC Skyway

Gardens by the Bay - SuperTrees

See you soon! Moo…(I’m actually a very virile bull, you’ll know what I mean when you see the other half of me *wink*)


Read More about Gardens by the Bay
In Full Bloom: Cloud Forest @ Gardens by the Bay
Flower Dome @ Gardens by the Bay


About Gardens by the Bay
At 54 hectares, Bay South Garden is the largest of the three gardens which form Gardens by the Bay. When completed, the Gardens by the Bay will occupy a total of 101 hectares of land by the water around Marina Bay and the 32 hectare Bay East Garden will be linked to the Bay South Garden by Bay Central which will feature a 3 km promenade that offers stunning views of the city. It is masterplanned by UK-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates. It is viewed as a bold step in enhancing the liveability/quality of life in the city as well as Singapore’s international appeal. Bay South Gardens consists of several signature parts such as the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest cooled conservatories, Supertrees vertical gardens, OCBC SkywalkHeritage GardensThe World of Plants and the Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes.

Address
18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
Website: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Getting There – Train/Car

Garden Admission
Access to the outdoor gardens in Bay South is free. The admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories and the OCBC Skyway are found here.

• Outdoor Gardens
Rates: Free Admission
Hours: Daily; 05:00 AM – 02:00 AM

• Conservatories (Flower Dome & Cloud Forest)
Rates: From $8 – $28
Hours: Daily; 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Last ticket sale at 08:00 PM; Last admission at 08:30 PM

• OCBC Skyway
Rates: From $3 – $5
Hours: Monday – Friday; 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Last ticket sale at 08:00 PM; Last admission at 08:30 PM
Weekends & PH
09:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Last ticket sale at 07:00 PM; Last admission at 07:30 PM

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Look of the Day – I’m a peacock…cock…cock

I recently went for the SM Town Kpop Music Concert (blog post coming up soon!) and was so inspired by their trendy looks, I was itching for a new look. So I started with my hair…

Look of the day - Peacock

What will my hair turn out to be?

Look of the day - Peacock

My hair guru and I were inspired by the peacock, so we decided on a hue or purple, blue and turquoise for the hair colour.
Photo: Think Quest

Look of the day - Peacock

I had to bleach my hair until it was light enough to get the spunky new colours on. Halfway through the transformation, I got hungry and happily trotted down to &MADE (blog post coming up!) for teatime while waiting for the hair to be done. Naturally, I got a lot of stares at the bistro…the hair salon said I had a lot of guts stepping out looking like this. I thought it was kinda cool actually, heh. Teatime set (S$14, 3-6pm) consisted of a dark chocolate sundae, quiche, caramel latte and my fave – a warm chocolate chip cookie. I think it’s a pretty good price for a downtown teatime set.

Look of the day - Peacock

Went back to the hair salon for Part 2 after teatime. I think I look like an alien…Princess Leia or Predator?

Look of the day - Peacock

My first fully bleached hair.

Look of the day - Peacock

Tah dah! After SEVEN hours, my hair colour is finally done! This is Ritz, my hair guru and friend. He’s also the only person I’ll trust with such hair transformation.

Look of the day - Peacock

Me with chum Darren. His first reaction upon seeing my hair colour?

Look of the day - Peacock

This – Monster! :D
We thought the colour reminded us of Sully in Monsters Inc LOL.We couldn’t find Sully in the toy store to take a photo with…I think it will be a riot! The hair colour definitely needs some getting used to, but I am loving it so far. Afterall, life is short and we only live once, so why not give everything a try?
Photo: 1morefilmblog


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Look of the Day – Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

Look of the Day - MMM x H&M

I lost no time in wearing my Maison Martin Margiela x H&M collection – they are so wearable and edgy, luv luv luv them!
Pink PVC perforated top – From Hong Kong
Purple inner bodysuit – Stella McCartney x Adidas
Oversized Jeans – Maison Martin Margiela x H&M
Tabi flats – Maison Martin Margiela

Look of the Day - MMM x H&M

Glove pouch – Maison Martin Margiela x H&M (I am using it for my handphone)
Watch bracelet – Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

Look of the Day - MMM x H&M

Enlarged keyring necklace – Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

Look of the Day - MMM x H&M

Darren Ang modelling the enlarged keyring necklace. I really think we can share clothes.

Look of the Day - MMM x H&M

Duo-time Watch – Chronoswiss
Ring – Bvlgari

Look of the Day - MMM x H&M

Love this pair of oversized jeans, super comfy. My friends thought it was pretty kickass cool, the pantry auntie asked if I was wearing somebody else’s jeans.

Look of the Day - MMM x H&M

Maison Martin Margiela tabi flats

Look of the Day - MMM x H&M

We brought our MCM backpacks out today!