Singapore
Asia's cosmopolitan city
Singapore nature, fauna and flora

Fauna & Flora

"A tropical rainforest right at the city's doorstep"

 

As unrealistic as it may sound, Singapore has far more Fauna and Flora than many other metropolitan areas around the world and, as a matter of fact, it is one of the world's only two metropolises that part of their area is covered by an indigenous rainforest (the other one is Rio de Janeiro in Brazil).

 

Did you know ? 

Singapore and Rio de Janeiro are the only two metropolises in the world which part of their area is covered by an indigenous rainforest.

 

Long ago, the island was covered with swamps and tropical rainforests, where tigers and other animals roamed freely.  As expected, expeditious urban development projects destroyed much of the country's natural landscapes but, nonetheless, this well planned city-state secured some areas as nature reserves, where the jungle ambience can still be experienced, right in the heart of the city...

 

Thousands of plant species and over five hundred species of animals can be found across Singapore's nature-reserves and parks... From breathtaking butterflies, through bats and shrews, to squirrels, Lemurs and monkeys

 

The islands are also making a popular station for migratory birds, on their way from Asia to Australia, and more than 300 species have been counted so far in Singapore (including residence species).

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