During my brief visit to Singapore I was taken away by their impressive dedication they have towards maintaining a clean and eco-friendly environment within their ever-growing city.
They have huge parks, particularly “Gardens by the bay”, which is home to their supertrees and huge glass buildings that house rare species of millions of plants from around the world. These buildings both help with preservation and help raise awareness to their visitors the importance of valuing the rarities of nature.
Inside the cloud forest botantical garden, home to thousands of plants and the worlds largest indoor waterfall you can walk amongst all the different layers of the canopy, taking in the wonderful display. At the end of your journey through the forest you are presented with a short film depicting the worlds future if we continue to live and abuse the world at our current, unsustainable rate. It predicted that by 2080 the world temperature would have increased by 5 degrees- causing plants to be wiped out, sea levels to rise,causing world hunger leading to the potential death of the human race. They presented a raw reality based on scientific research which shocked all of us.
SUPERTREES in Singapore
These man-made trees are a spectacular sight and encourage the growth of rare plants species which in turn will encourage more wildlife back to the city.
I also visited “Veganburg”- an awesome vegan restaurant in Singapore. This small cafe serves a variety of vegan burgers and sides. I had their seriously good cracked mayo burger with ‘bacon’ and cheesy garlic chips. I absolutely recommend making the effort to get there for some of their yummy food 🙂 When I searched on Happy Cow for places to eat over 400 vegetarian and vegan restaurants came up! I was very impressed (And regretful because I didn’t have enough time to visit them all)! Things really are heading in the right direction!
If more cities, countries and continents start to really prioritise our environment, by raising awareness of the seriousness of our situation, by enforcing proper rules and regulations to prevent further damage, and by supporting our planet- then with some luck our fate in the next 60 years may not be so tragic. Our planet may not last forever but it is certainly in all of our power to prolong its life <3
I had a wonderful time in Singapore, it was such an inspiring city, no doubt I will be back very soon!
Here’s to a better future, until next time, Charlotte xxxx