Garden By The Bay
Gardens by the Bay is part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.
3 Main focus:
- Climate Change
- Global Warming
- City in the garden
They will go through a learning at the Cloud Forest (云雾森林).
- Highest point of the mountain
- Showcases cloud forest vegetation found at around 2,000m above sea level
- Look out for carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants and the Venus Fly-catcher, delicate ferns and moss.
- Enjoy views of the Marina Bay waterfront.
- Close-up view of various epiphytes plant species that clad the side of the mountain.
- An epiphyte is a plant that grows harmlessly on another plant (such as a tree) and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain or its surroundings. Epiphytes grow on other plants for physical support and do not necessarily affect the host negatively.
- Consider the importance of earth’s sources of fresh water.
- Cloud forests capture water droplets from mist and fog by means of epiphyte-laden branches.
- Formation of stalactites and stalagmites
- Talk about how mining, extraction of fossil fuels for energy poses a threat to cloud forests across the world.
- Talk about how fossil fuels are formed.
- Non-renewable VS Renewable energy
TREE TOP WALK
- Bird’s eye view of treetops.
- Culprits of carbon dioxide emission
- Causes of rising CO2 levels -> Global Warming -> Rising sea levels -> Habitat loss**
- Lots of interesting facts and statistics, graphical representation of rising Earth’s temperature as well as deforestation statistics etc
- Discover plants that once grew in abundance, but have become increasingly rare today
- Amazing colours
- Moisture-loving plants on the ground (e.g. prehistoric ferns)
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