A modern icon, these are gigantic, vertical cyborg trees in Singapore’s Garden by The Bay. Measuring between 25m – 50m tall, they come alive in the evenings with a dazzling multicoloured light and music display. These supertrees are a mesmerising sight to behold, in the day or night, towering colossal structures in an area populated by skyscrapers.
The whole area is pretty impressive, not least because it’s all built on reclaimed land. That means, once upon a time, it was the sea!
Apparently, each tree is designed to function like a real tree, with embedded photovoltaic cells (like solar panels) to mimic photosynthesis and contribute to the running of the Gardens, which is free to the public.
You can just see another modern icon peeking out, on the left of this picture: the futuristic looking hotel, Marina Bay Sands.