Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Supertrees, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore


For sure you have heard of Superman, Supergirl and krypto the superdog? How about the Supertrees? Yap you've read that right, Supertrees! They may look like trees from the movie Avatar or a sci Fi film but these trees do have super powers, well they generate solar power, they act as air venting ducts for the conservatories of Gardens by the Bay and, they also collect rainwater! Supertrees indeed!


The Supertrees are best visited at night, their height is around 16 storeys  and they come alive with amazing display of light and sound at night. So for this post let me share my night shots of the Supertrees.

 

The Supertree on the right side of the picture above is their 50-metre Supertree-top bistro. A good place to have a sumptuous dinner amidst the panoramic views of the Gardens and Marina bay.


Can you see the thing that connects the Supertrees? That's the OCBC Skyway, for just $5 you can access the 128-metre long walkway with a height of 22-metres that connects two Supertrees at the Supertree Grove, and take in a different view of the Gardens.



The Supertrees are not 100%  man-made, they are made of four parts: reinforcement concrete core, trunk, planting panels of the living skin, and canopy. The trunk has over 162,900 plants comprising more than 200 species and varieties of bromeliads, ferns, orchids and other tropical plants.




From the background you will see the Marina Bay Sands. The Supertree Grove is accessible to the public for free. You only need to pay $5 if you want to access the skyway.





Here's us, setting up the camera for my night shots, we arrived just in time! I hope you enjoyed the photos! Till next time! Ciao!


Camera used: Lumix DMC-FZ35
Photographer: Vivi






 

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Pamulaklakin Forest Trail, Subic

Ang Ineetttt!! The HEAT is definitely ON! Where have you been so far? Summer has always been the best time for us to go out and explore, in addition to the myriad of summer destinations like the beach,  local parks, mountains or  water parks, how about a relaxing dip in the river instead? 

For just P50 pesos per head you can enjoy a relaxing day with family and friends amidst one of the virgin forest in the country. Add up a chance to mingle with the Aetas living in the vicinity and an opportunity  to enjoy nature at its best.


Welcome to Subic's Pamulakalakin Forest Trail!



Pamulaklakin Forest trail is located inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Once inside the Freeport, look for signages going to Binictican, the trail is located after Brent International School.  If using public transport, you can take a taxi or a bus going to Binictican, bus station is near the main gate in front of Golden Dragon Restaurant which is on the opposite side of Jolibee Main Gate.


 my family enjoying the cold and fresh water





They offer packages for the visitors:

Package 1: Sightseeing at P50/head
                 inclusive of a guided tour walking tour and picture taking around the area.

Package 2: Mini Jungle Tour at P50/head
                inclusive of a guided 30-minute forest hike and jungle survival demonstrations.

Package 3: Ecology Tour at P250/head
                inclusive of a guided 2 to 3-hour jungle trek, tribal dance performance, and jungle survival
                demonstrations.

Package 4: Overnight Jungle Tour at P500/head + P50 every succeeding night
                inclusive of guided walking tours, tribal dance performance, and jungle survival demonstrations.

Others:
            P50, picnic entrance
            P50, table rental




Aetas kids enjoying the river with the tourists


Refreshing! So what are you waiting for? Plan your  next summer destination! Wherever it is, make sure to have FUN!! Cheers!

 



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