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Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Most Brilliant Architectural Innovation

Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Most Brilliant Architectural Innovation | June Holiday Assignment 2013 by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it

Gardens by the Bay is the newest addition to Singapore's green space innovations, making this architecturally brilliant metropolis truly a “City in a Garden.”

Still a work in progress, Gardens by the Bay was named the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. The use of innovative energy saving technologies is a noteworthy element of this unique project.

More than 217,000 plants belonging to approximately 800 species and varieties are represented in the Gardens “with the hope that it will help to promote awareness of the wonders of nature and the value of plants to Man and the environment.” In this way, visitors are instilled with new or renewed awareness of plants, while experiencing different ecosystems without disturbing original forests. Gardens by the Bay also supports the sustainability of culture through a wide array of “edutainment” available onsite — from school programs to concerts  – to further enhance an understanding of this experience...


Via Lauren Moss
Tan Teck Ling's insight:

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder routine,

I can see from this article that Singapore has gained some recognition for its attempt to built a creative and interesting architecture while ensuring it to be Eco-friendly.
I think that this type of architectures are beneficial to everybody as it provides shelter for people while ensuring that the building is a great attraction through the usage of a large variety of plants that is Eco-friendly.
I wonder what would Singapore come up with that would allow it to gain such recognition once again by others 

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luiy's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:10 PM

The Supertrees are vertical gardens that vary from 20-50 meters in height, which line the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre long walkway that provide glorious views of the Gardens and Marina Bay area. These structures are created by wrapping a steel frame around a concrete core to support planting panels. The vertical “grove” allows the Gardens to showcase different plant species found in the different strata of forests, including epiphytes and orchids. In fact, there are approximately 162,900 plants representing more than 200 species on these manmade trees. Of the 18 total Supertrees, 11 are also embedded with environmentally sustainable functions such as photovoltaic cells that harvest energy that is later used in the nightly light up show. Some are also connected to the biomes and serve as air exhaust receptacles.

 

Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:40 AM

From this article, I can see that Singapore's architectural design of the Gardens by the Bay has been known and that people find it very innovative and fascinating. It was named the World Building of the Year in the year 2012. I think that the Gardens by the Bay is a very good idea as it can attract tourists and draw international attention.It also make Singapore known to more countries.I wonder if the people in the other countries will find it fascinating and a joy to see this architectural innovation.

RuiHan Chia's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:59 AM

I see that Singapore 's new addition, Gardens by the Bay, has already drawn international attention and was named the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. I think that Gardens by the Bay is good because it promotes energy saving and is a great tourist attraction and showcases many different plants and habitats. It also has great potential since it is not complete yet. I wonder how it will change as it is being completed.

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Managing Ethnic Diversity and its Challenges - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Managing Ethnic Diversity and its Challenges - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | June Holiday Assignment 2013 by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

Via Zachry Ng, Ming Ting
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I can see from this article that Singapore has known the important points to maintain a multi-ethnic country well and this only shows that knowing the factors of good governing would mean that the country already knows what is to be done to maintain a good country.
I think that it is important for every country to maintain peace between all races as it is important for everybody to be working as one in order to allow growth of the country, racial disputes would only hinderance the country's growth.
i wonder if there would be a time in the future where Singapore face racial disputes. 

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Thinesh Kannan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:32 AM

Singapore is a country with a multi-ethnic society and therefore it is vital for Singapore to maintain racial harmony. Singapore has set up many different programmes to ensure everyone enjoys societal harmony. One example in which is the "bilingualism policy where students learn English and their own Mother Tongue". I think that this is good as it ensures that everyone lives in harmony. Also, these policies are reviewed periodically and tweaked to ensure they meet the current and future needs of the population.

Gautam's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:27 AM

I think that Singapore is a country with multi-ethnic society and thus it is important for them to mantain racial harmony. Or there will be many racial riots, and many lives would be lost.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:53 AM

I see that the Singapore government has implemented many policies and programmes to maintain the racial cohesion in Singapore. They have truly considered all aspects of race and religion and that is the key to our harmonious society now. I think that it is important that we do not have racial riots in Singapore because that would disrupt the peaceful lives of people and reflect badly on Singapore. Our economic will also be affected. The racial riots will lead to nothing, except lives lost and broken families. I wonder what will happen if such policies and programmes are not implemented. 

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Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit | Video on TED.com

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.

Via Ariana Amorim
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This is my Insight using Step Inside thinking routine,

I felt that the speaker has stated very important aspects that individuals should have in order to be successful and it also encourages me to persevere on and not give up on just one failure and cower in fear for another failure in an aspect of life.
The speaker is trying to tell listeners that it is not the standard IQ that determines the success of an individual, but their ability to persevere once again for a better change in life.
The speakers used results from her research on successful people to prove the importance of a factor that affects success and it would allow others to be enlightened by this and strive again for the better.

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How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Bounced Back After Failure

How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Bounced Back After Failure | June Holiday Assignment 2013 by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it
From stolen inventory to legal woes these five fearless 'treps clawed their way back from disaster.

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This is my insight using Step Inside thinking routine

This article makes me feel that we should not give up just by a failure and instead we should try again and work even harder to achieve better results and grester success.
The authoris trying to boost the morale of readers and allow them to have the chance to strive towards success once again and maybe achieve better results a second time.
Through the usage of real life examples, the author allows readers to have an example which they can use to encourage themselves and also to strive to be those who succeed as well.

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Anita's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:59 PM

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Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail | June Holiday Assignment 2013 by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it

Racism is a white man's invention: Indians may be bigoted, prejudiced and ... - Daily Mail


Via Infidel Patriot, Sindy Teo
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This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine,

From this article, i can see that the 'Whites' are not only those who are the one who can be racist in this world. Racism is not found in the 'Whites' only, even the Indians can be racist as well.
I think that racism actually exist everywhere in the world, and one can only be called 'racist' if they made a religious remark of another in the eyes of society, but it had hardly occurred to one that actually the actions made by individuals that should actually be classified as racism.
I wonder if the world would actually consider that it is the eyes of the society that bounds people to a fault instead of their actions. 

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Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 1:04 PM
After reading this article, I can see that racism has became a serious issue such that one's attitude to another is based on their race, skin tone, religion etc. I believe that people should not be bias towards one another for it is not what we can decide to be born as. I think that everyone has equal rights to voice out and their views and should be given equal opportunities. Accepting one another for what they are is a basic respect and furthermore, we should be more conscious of others' feelings and thought. I wonder if racism will still be such a big issue in the near future.
Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:31 AM

India is the world's second-most racist country after Jordan. I think that people should be more accepting towards other races,their languages as well as their religion and not be prejudice. It do not matter what colour we are, as we are all humans, and have blood flowing in us. I wonder if racism will continue and is the government going to do anything about it . Racism had also become a serious issue.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:55 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. From this article I can see that people are being judged by the colour of their skin, accent and other stuff. I see that most races are being judged based on what the minority from the race does like how some act or talk in public and based on that, other racial groups are under the impression that all people of that certain race is like that and they thus sterotype or generalise everyone belonging to that race. this article makes me think that racism is a big problem and one of the main causes of conflict in multienthnic societies like racial riots. I wonder if racism will ever stop.

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Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Most Brilliant Architectural Innovation

Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Most Brilliant Architectural Innovation | June Holiday Assignment 2013 by_Tan Teck Ling | Scoop.it

Gardens by the Bay is the newest addition to Singapore's green space innovations, making this architecturally brilliant metropolis truly a “City in a Garden.”

Still a work in progress, Gardens by the Bay was named the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. The use of innovative energy saving technologies is a noteworthy element of this unique project.

More than 217,000 plants belonging to approximately 800 species and varieties are represented in the Gardens “with the hope that it will help to promote awareness of the wonders of nature and the value of plants to Man and the environment.” In this way, visitors are instilled with new or renewed awareness of plants, while experiencing different ecosystems without disturbing original forests. Gardens by the Bay also supports the sustainability of culture through a wide array of “edutainment” available onsite — from school programs to concerts  – to further enhance an understanding of this experience...


Via Lauren Moss
Tan Teck Ling's insight:

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder routine,

I can see from this article that Singapore has gained some recognition for its attempt to built a creative and interesting architecture while ensuring it to be Eco-friendly.
I think that this type of architectures are beneficial to everybody as it provides shelter for people while ensuring that the building is a great attraction through the usage of a large variety of plants that is Eco-friendly.
I wonder what would Singapore come up with that would allow it to gain such recognition once again by others 

more...
luiy's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:10 PM

The Supertrees are vertical gardens that vary from 20-50 meters in height, which line the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre long walkway that provide glorious views of the Gardens and Marina Bay area. These structures are created by wrapping a steel frame around a concrete core to support planting panels. The vertical “grove” allows the Gardens to showcase different plant species found in the different strata of forests, including epiphytes and orchids. In fact, there are approximately 162,900 plants representing more than 200 species on these manmade trees. Of the 18 total Supertrees, 11 are also embedded with environmentally sustainable functions such as photovoltaic cells that harvest energy that is later used in the nightly light up show. Some are also connected to the biomes and serve as air exhaust receptacles.

 

Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, June 29, 2013 11:40 AM

From this article, I can see that Singapore's architectural design of the Gardens by the Bay has been known and that people find it very innovative and fascinating. It was named the World Building of the Year in the year 2012. I think that the Gardens by the Bay is a very good idea as it can attract tourists and draw international attention.It also make Singapore known to more countries.I wonder if the people in the other countries will find it fascinating and a joy to see this architectural innovation.

RuiHan Chia's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:59 AM

I see that Singapore 's new addition, Gardens by the Bay, has already drawn international attention and was named the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. I think that Gardens by the Bay is good because it promotes energy saving and is a great tourist attraction and showcases many different plants and habitats. It also has great potential since it is not complete yet. I wonder how it will change as it is being completed.