Garden By The Bay

Garden By The Bay

September 08, 2017

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).  

 

LOST WORLD

  • 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.

 

CLOUD WALK

  • 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.

 

WATERFALL VIEW

  • 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.

 

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN

  • 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.

 

EARTH CHECK

  • 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

 

SECRET GARDEN

  • 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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