- Supertrees -
Supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Garden's landscape with heights between 25 and 50 metres. They are vertical gardens 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.
Singapore February 2014
- Marina Bay -
Last shot after this second week in Singapore, it is past midnight, fatigue begins to be felt, after the various laser and light shows, always seeking the best shot to summarize the essence of this city that seems to belong to the future. I was about to put away the equipment and walk towards my hotel room, when one of the floating bar, always crossing the bay, passes right in front of me.
The Republic of Singapore, is a modern city-state and island country
in Southeast Asia. It lies off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula just
north of the equator. The country's territory consists of the diamond-shaped main island, commonly referred to as Singapore Island in English
and Pulau Ujong in Malay.
- Republic of Singapore -
In the 14th century it was part of the Malacca Sultanate, then in early 1800 was ceded to the British East India Company, during the Second World War was held for four years by the Japanese, in 1946 was been taken as territories of the English crown, in 1963 was part Federation of Malaysian, and only in 1965 became a fully independent republic. Today it is known as one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
Singapore February 2015
- The City of Lights -
Walking at night in the area of Marina Bay you have the feeling of being catapulted into a city of the future, strobe lights illuminate the top of some skyscraper, immense series of lights brighten up the waters of the bay, and powerful laser, creating performances of lines in the sky.
- The Night Show -
I have to be honest with you, I'm not a big fan of "modernity," During my travels I am always looking for the remote, wild, a place where I can get the feeling of being far away from home, from my culture and from the concept I have of normality. But honestly in front of a show like this,
I have to say I was fascinated.
- Into the Future -
Obviously this is the result of all the effort that has been put to realize the concept of a perfect city, modern, with its futuristic skyscrapers, the facilities are on a human scale, everything has to be aesthetically pleasing. Over the years, Singapore is contending for the title of the city of the future. All this at the expense of its history and its culture. Visiting the city, everyone realizes how the rich history has been wiped out from this race to the Westernization, and investors and corporations across the world have helped this process that unfortunately will never be reversed.
Singapore April 2015
- The Lion City -
Singapore comes from Malay Singapora, "Lion-city."
This name is made up of two elements
borrowed from Sanskrit; "pora" comes from Sanskrit puram,
"fortress, city," and is related to Greek polis, "citadel, city."
The second element, "singa", comes from Sanskrit siṁhah,
- Fake Nature -
The Cloud Forest is higher but slightly smaller at 0.8 hectares. It replicates the cool moist conditions found in tropical mountain regions between 1,000 metres and 3,000 metres above sea level, found in South-East Asia, Middle- and South America. It features a 42-metre "Cloud Mountain", accessible by an elevator, and visitors will be able to descend the mountain via a circular path where a 35-metre.
- Huge Gardens -
The conservatory complex at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, comprises two cooled conservatories – the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. The conservatories are intended to be an energy efficient showcase of sustainable building technologies and to provide an all-weather edutainment space within the Gardens. Both are very large and the Flower Dome is the world's largest columnless glasshouse.
- Wander Full -
Wonder Full is the name of the night-time multimedia spectacular located at Marina Bay Sands in front of Singapore's skyline. A high technology show of lights and laser. Every evening they are used a huge amount of equipment as: water screens spanning nearly 2000 square meter , high-power lasers, high-power searchlights,high-definition video projectors, 250,000 LEDs, 7.1 surround sound system that play music composed by some of Singapore`s most famous composers, played by a 140-piece symphony orchestra, all of that using "only" half a million watts.
Singapore April 2015