The founding father of the little red dot had a fondness for planting trees. Initiated since 1963, tree planting has been an ongoing event that has led to the gentrification of the city. No matter where you are on this island, surely there are planted trees, some of which are more than 40 years old. Even in what we call industrial estates.
So the Gardens by the bay is one more outcome of the intent to turn Singapore from being a garden city, into a city within a garden.
While some dissent, generally most would agree that the greening of the island is one of the unique attributes that sets us apart from other cities. Having green spaces in particular has always been a consideration in urban planning. On a land scarce island, this amounts to more than luxury.
While there are so many sites and posts about the Gardens by the bay, we are not competing to show the best photos or videos. Rather, we want you to see the otters here that have made the place their home. Rather it is to showcase to all who would care to read, what can be had for free.
Read here for our take on the Gardens.