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Are they building a rainforest at Changi Airport?

Discussion in 'Singapore' started by DavidBrown, 25 Mar 2016.

  1. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

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    In the April 2016 National Geographic there is a story about urban parks and how they are connecting city dwellers with nature.

    There is an offhand mention of a rainforest being built at the Changi Airport in Singapore.

    Does anyone here know what this is about? Are they building a zoo-type rainforest exhibit with real plants and animals or is it something more artsy without actual live organisms?
     
  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    it is this, I assume: Raising bar for luxury airports: Singapore's Jewel Changi to get indoor rainforest | Lifestyle from CTV News
     
  3. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, Chlidonias. I'm sure that is what the National Geographic story referred to.

    So there will be lots of live plants, but no non-human animal exhibits.
     
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    The Jewel project will only have plants, no animal exhibits are planned.

    A bit of trivia: Changi Airport had previously considered creating a rainforest exhibit with marmosets, but it settled for the butterfly garden (located in the transit area of Terminal 3) instead.