Visitors to Gardens by the Bay at Marina Bay can look forward to seeing 162,900 plants comprising more than 200 species and varieties planted on 18 Supertrees, when they opens next year.
Some of the bromeliads, orchids and tropical flowering climbers come from Brazil, Panama, Ecuador and Costa Rica.
Ranging from 25 to 50 metres in height, some of the Supertrees will have environmentally-sustainable functions such as photovoltaic cells that will harvest solar energy for lighting at night.
Some will also be integrated with cooled conservatories and serve as exhaust receptacles.
Visitors will also be able to take in the view of the Gardens from a 128-metre long aerial walkway suspended 22 metres from the ground that will connect two of the 42-metre tall Supertrees.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 29 Jun 2011