Singapore has Futuristic Supertrees to Add to its Modern Environment
Singapore is a splendid example of a modern mega city already. Now, the city will add to its futuristic features by putting up supertrees in a new eco-park due to be opened soon. With these supertrees, the arduous process of having to wait for them to sprout up and grow will end. They stretch between 80 and 164 feet (about 25 to 50 meters) up in the air and are basically vertical gardens.
These are not just metallic structures, but actually provide the same natural benefits as does a tree grown in the traditional way. After all, they are way better than those fake plastic plants and trees, which are not even that beautiful and do not provide any environmental benefits, but rather act as space fillers. These supertrees are not like that. Their canopies collect rain water, absorb heat and also provide shade. There are a total of 18 supertrees like these in Bay South, the area of their location. So far the environmentalists are impressed.
These would also be linked with Skywalk, which is to provide a bird’s eyeview of the whole garden. The opening is expected to be on June 29, 2012. With this, the city-dwellers will find something tall and pleasant amongst the skyscrapers that Singapore’s skyline offers. The government is keen to make it more environmentally secure. Tourists will have another spot to visit while being in Singapore.