To a visitor, the vast stretch of water that is Marina Barrage appears to be little more than a playground and leisure spot. After all, it offers a stellar view of Marina Bay, with the leisure resort of Marina Bay Sands, the Float at Marina Bay and the Singapore Flyer. Don’t be misled by the picnicking families, anglers and kite-fliers. Marina Barrage is much more. It is Singapore’s fifteenth reservoir and its most ambitiously conceived technological solution to its water woes.
The Mindanao Gum Tree is the only species of eucalyptus native to the northern hemisphere. I met this stately individual in Singapore’s Katong Park