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Singapore's artificial 'world forest' has attracted over a million visitors so far

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Singapore has done it again. Gardens by the Bay, which recently opened in the Lion City's Marina Bay area, is unique for its size and landscape design. 

Most people tend to think that the man-made garden is a synthetic park. But the two famous conservatories in the project, Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, are more than warehouses of exotic plants, and the "Supertrees" are not only towering steel installations.

Located on a 101-hectare plot by Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay boasts two temperature-controlled conservatories that house exotic plants from around the world, and offer interactive environmental information; and an outdoor vertical garden, named Supertrees. The Supertrees are replicas of big trees which are home to hundreds of plants.

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