Destinations

Welcome to Singapore’s urban jungle

This Southeast Asian city-state reveals its green underbelly to those who look in the right places.

[↑] Aerial views from any of Singapore’s countless high-rise buildings show the extent of green space meticulously planned and incorporated into every neighbourhood. Besides visual relief, the green areas also purify the air and cool down temperatures in the tropical city.

[↑] The award-winning Geylang Lorong 24A ­Shophouse Series has converted several ­heritage shophouses in the Geylang and Kallang districts into stunning, design-driven residential spaces where natural elements are found throughout each of the units.

[↑] Opened in 2012, Gardens by the Bay has quickly become a landmark that shows off the perfect juxtaposition between lush greenery and strong architectural lines which exemplifies Singapore.

[↑] Mimicking the environment of mountainous jungle regions in Southeast Asia, the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay provides respite from Singapore’s heat.

[↑] Boasting foliage-inspired décor, the Geylang Lorong 24A Shophouses have been converted into co-living spaces with individual studio apartments and open communal areas for living and working.

[↑] Completed in 2016, the Oasia Hotel Downtown is set to be the greenest building in Singapore. The façade of the 60-storey building is a distinct red mesh being grown over by 21 different species of creeping vines and flowers.

[↑] Golden Pothos vines can be found indoors and outdoors in most homes and businesses around Singapore and are commonly believed to bring wealth, because of its nickname the “money plant.”

Photos Carli Teteris

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