Friday, April 8, 2016

Let's all take a field trip to Singapore!

The awesome cards keep rolling into my mailbox, via Postcrossing.

This recent postcard, from Regina and Carmel in Singapore, is a gorgeous illustrated advertisement for Gardens by the Bay, an amazing nature park in Singapore that opened in 2012 and has already surpassed 20 million visitors. If I get sent to that part of my world on my next top-secret MI6 mission, I'll definitely check it out.

The postcard was "specially designed by Peranakan Inspirations for Gardens by the Bay," which is described as follows:
"The 101 hectares Gardens by the Bay comprises three waterfront gardens in Marina Bay. The flagship garden, Bay South, at 54 hectares, covers the size of 90 football fields and presents the plant kingdom in new light. Attractions include the SuperTrees, showcasing vertical gardens and the cool conservatories, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, that highlight two of the world's most unique habitats."
Wikipedia adds:
"Supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens' landscape with heights that range between 25 metres (82 ft) and 50 metres (160 ft). They are vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens. ... There is an elevated walkway, the OCBC Skyway, between two of the larger Supertrees for visitors to enjoy a panoramic aerial view of the Gardens."
But words don't really do it justice. Check out this jaw-dropping photograph...

By Jan —, CC BY-SA 2.0,

There are more great photos on Wikipedia, including a shot of Cloud Mountain.

Here's a portion of the back of the postcard, showing the washi tape they used and the stamp from Singapore. I also like the TNK YOU MR POST! stamp.

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