03 Feb '11, 9am

Gardens by the Bay moves closer to completion date

Gardens by the Bay moves closer to completion date

SINGAPORE: Singapore's latest national project - Gardens by the Bay - moves closer to its November completion date. The large-scale green space just minutes from the city centre features 18 giant concrete trees and two special conservatories that showcase plants found outside this region. Rising nine to 16 storeys above ground, the 18 giant concrete trees - named the "super trees" - are probably a familiar sight to those travelling along the East Coast Parkway. The tallest tree will also be home to a restaurant, providing a panoramic view of its surroundings. For a more natural feel, the structure is covered in living matter. Andy Kwek, Assistant Director (Development), Gardens by the Bay, said: "The super trees are currently 40 per cent completed. We've got all the concrete cores erected and are currently putting in the steel "skins" that give the supertree its form. Ther...

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