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Gigantic trees rise up from carefully manicured lawns, their symmetrical branches reaching for the sky. At the bay’s edge, two giant, shell-like structures watch over the scenery, stranded on an unusual beach. With the huge proportions of its structures and amusement park quality, a visit to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay feels almost like stumbling into a scene from Alice in Wonderland – a wonderland turned entirely green.
Image: Darren Chin
City parks are, of course, a common phenomenon. Those such as London’s Hyde Park or New York’s Central Park were designed and implemented by forward-thinking city planners to be the green lungs of cities – not only providing clean, fresh oxygen but also a welcome respite from the bricks and mortar of a bustling metropolitan center.