The Gardens by the Bay is a 101 hectares (250 acres) garden built on reclaimed land.
It is part of the nation’s plans to transform its “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”, with the aim of raising the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in Singapore.
In 2005, Gardens by the Bay was intended to be Singapore’s premier urban outdoor recreation space, and a national icon.
Being one of the popular tourist attractions in Singapore, the park received 6.4 million visitors in 2014, while topping its 20 millionth visitor mark in November 2015.
The final construction cost for the project, not including the price of the land but including an access road, drainage works, and soil improvement, was within a $1.035 billion allocated budget.
The annual operating cost was expected to be approximately $58 million, of which $28 million was for the operation of the Conservatory buildings.
Supertree Grove at the Gardens by the Bay
Supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens’ landscape with heights that range between 25 metres (82 ft) and 50 metres (160 ft).
They were conceived and designed by Grant Associates, with the imaginative engineering of Atelier One and Atelier Ten.
They are vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens.