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Singapore: Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest


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Singapore: Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest

“Architecture is man’s attempt to tame and imitate nature.” Arch Ian Jay Bantilan

The aim of man

Let’s see the Flower Dome.

The Flower Dome is the lower but larger of the two, at 1.2 hectares (3.0 acres). It replicates a mild, dry climate and features plants found in the Mediterranean and other semi-arid tropical regions (e.g. parts of Australia, South America, South Africa).

The Flower Dome is 38 metres (125 ft) high and maintains a temperature between 23 °C and 25 °C, slightly lower at night.

The Flower Dome features seven different “gardens” as well as an olive grove with a bistro and a central changing display field has also been incorporated to enable flower shows and displays to be held within the conservatory.

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Singapore: The Serangoon Neighborhood


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Singapore: The Serangoon Neighborhood

One big advantage if you stay on bed and breakfast is that you taste a different flavor of the city. While hotels and lodges will always give you the 3-5 star experience, if indeed it is available on the city, there is a certain charm waking up to a home right in the city. You could wake up on a real house, with furniture , sometimes with little children. You could feel the real thing – how it would be to live in the city.

Thanks to our hosts in Lorong Gambir, Serangoon – we just had that for a fraction of the price. It also beats living with relatives, while that would be the costless alternative.

Welcome to – the Modern Asian City!

3 Serangoon Community where we stayed (11)When we first arrived at the BNB, it was 4am. It was expected that a lot of calls are needed to wake the now slumbering hosts. When dawn broke the next day, I was delighted to get my tropical sunshine morning greeted by my hosts. Over biscuits and coffee, I took some books (the guy who owns the house has everything from Art, Graphics (his job), management, marketing and leadership – very well read guy!

Modern Neighbor beside our hosts, of Serangoon

Modern Neighbor beside our hosts, of Serangoon

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