|Curvy lines exaggerated by the ultrawide perspective|
It was an enjoyable trip even if we had to work for the most part of the day and often, the latter part of the evenings, refining and tweaking our presentation deck. This left the evenings just about our only free time for the first few days, to see the nighttime attractions (and it's not the ones in Geylang though we did stay there for half of our trip), exploring Little India one night, eating in Chinatown the next, then hieing off to Marina Bay Sands when the opportunity arose with our good friend and fellow avid backpacker, Jasper, who live and work in SG. It was also fun to commute and observe local life, alternatively taking the MRT, double-decker buses and cabs (including the taxi Benzes on a few occasions).
|What else but the Marina Bay Sands at dusk|
|The beautiful Lotus Museum really has lotus plants right outside|
The limited time we had kept us from visiting the other attractions such as the 1.2 hectare Flower Dome, a huge greenhouse of sorts where it's always springtime, the .8 hectare, 35 meter-tall Cloud Forest and the fascinating World of Plants. Maybe next time. But it was a sight to behold the giant supertrees, reaching up to 16 storeys and powered by solar energy. Even from afar, across the Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes, the trees were a sight to behold. Up close, it's bewildering to see towering concrete and steel slowly being covered by over 162,900 plants and more than 200 species of ferns, orchids, bromeliads and climbers. As a hobbyist gardener, I have an idea how much effort goes into maintaining the greens so apart from the twinkling lights, I have so much admiration for the greens as well as the gardeners who make all these possible. It would be interesting to revisit the grove a year from now and see the towers fully covered by vegetation.
|Supetree Grove reflections on the Dragonfly Lake|
|Marina Bay Skyline from the somewhat shaky Helix Bridge|