They look like a set from a forthcoming science fiction movie but these supertrees in Singapore are very much of this world.
A collection of eighteen of these trees, varying in size from 80 to 160 feet (25 and 50 meters), creates an amazing backdrop for Singapore’s central business district.
What is more, they actually mimic real trees.
Image Credit Flickr User Bill Rosgen
Eleven of these immense structures are fitted with solar panels. The sunlight caught by these energies is converted in to energy which helps to run this thriving business center.
They are part of an area known as Gardens by the Bay.
Yet it will be many years before the energy they create recoup their initial cost.
The entire garden, despite its energy-efficient and green credentials, not to mention its increasing reputation as a conservation area for rare plants, cost three quarters of a million United States dollars to build.