All The Facts About The Supertree Grove In Singapore
When you are visiting Singapore, you have to go to the Supertree Grove. This is the home of the giant trees of Singapore which is truly a spectacle that you need to see. If you are going to visit, there are some facts that you need to know before you go.
What Is The Supertree Grove?
When you first hear the name of the attraction, you will assume that you are visiting a grove of very tall trees. This is partially correct, but the primary difference is the fact that the trees are not actually trees. The grove consists of 18 Supertrees which are made from reinforced concrete and wrapped in a steel frame.
While the trees are not wood, they do have planting panels which are installed along the trunk of the tree. This creates a living skin of plants that cover the entire tree trunk. Each of the tree canopies also offers an environmentally sustainable function and a walkway that you can make use of.
What You Should Do
When you are visiting the grove, you need to take a trip to the top of one of these trees. There you will be awed by the amazing views of the Gardens by the Bay and the surrounding Marina Bay area. If this is not enough for you, you should also take a stroll along the OCBC Skyway.
This is a 22-metre high walkway that measures 128-metres. The walkway connects 2 of the Supertrees and allows you to get a different view of the Gardens. When you are done taking in the Gardens, you can also enjoy yourself at the Supertree-top bistro. This will offer you a panoramic view of the area while you refresh yourself.
One of the amazing things about the grove is the plants that grow along the trees. There are more than 200 species and varieties of climbing flowering plants. They including orchids, ferns, tropical climbers and bromeliads. The plant variations come from different areas in the world including Brazil, Ecuador and Costa Rica.
Each of the trees has a different planting scheme which highlights the colours offered by the plants. This leaves all of the trees ranging in colour from warm tones of brown, red and orange to the cooler tones of pink and silver.
The plants that are used were chosen based on a number of factors. These factors include the visual interest, the suitability to the Singapore climate, the ability to grow without soil and their weight. They also need to be easy to maintain and hardy as well as commonly not seen in the country.
Times And Admission
If you are going to visit the Grove, you can do so from 5 AM to 2 AM daily. The entry to the grove itself is free which is ideal for many people. However, if you want to take a walk on the OCBC Skyway, you will have to pay an admission fee. The Skyway admission is $8 and it is only open from 9 AM to 9 PM.
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