Singapore as friend of ecology
Travelling in Asia, it is often shocking to see people entirely unconcerned about the environment. B
According to the Environmental Performance Index, a sustainability study developed by Yale University and the United Nations which measures countries based on their environmental health and ecosystem vitality, Singapore ranks 14th internationally and is the top ranked country in Asia. Nearby South-east Asian countries are far behind – Malaysia’s in 63rd, Thailan
😛 91st, Indonesia: 107th and Vietnam: 131st. Some of the basis for Singapore’s dedication to being eco-friendly can be attributed to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who dreamed that one day Singapore, sometimes called The Garden City, would be known as the City in a Garden.
One of Singapore’s largest and most visible eco-friendly initiatives is Gardens by the Bay – the alien landscape tucked in behind the Marina Bay Sands complex. The main attraction of the gardens is the Supertree Grove. The Supertrees are towering vertical gardens ranging in height from 25 to 50 metres (82–164 feet). These vertical gardens and the whole of Gardens by the Bay is self-sustainable based on the ecosystem created from the lake, the Supertrees and the conservation domes.
This Is Why Singapore Is the Greenest City in Asia