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Although best known as a sprawling metropolis, most visitors to Singapore marvel at the greenness of it all. Wide boulevards shaded by venerable Rain Trees, interconnecting parks displaying a huge variety of tropical plants, roadside plantings in every shade of green, red and yellow, and great expanses of junglescape alongside the office skyscrapers and apartment blocks. It is truly a garden city, in all senses of the word. In this travel pictorial, the authors showcase many of the Lion City's green spaces, be they the Botanical Gardens and national parks, or plantings of bougainvillea tumbling down the crash-barriers on the super-highways. Orchard Road, the world-renowned Zoological Gardens, the ground-breaking Mandai Orchid Gardens, and many more, are portrayed, along with other lesser-known parks and private and hotel gardens. Sumptuous full-colour photographs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni and texts by botanical expert William Warren literally take one down the garden path on a discovery tour of Singapore's cityscapes, landscapes, hardscapes and few remaining "wild-scapes."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789625931555
ISBN-10: 9625931554
Format: Hardback
(262mm x 238mm x 18mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Periplus Editions (Hong Kong) Ltd
Publisher: Periplus Editions (Hong Kong) Ltd
Publish Date: 25-May-2001
Country of Publication: Hong Kong


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Author Biography - William Warren

Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, an internationally recognized photographer, has lived and worked in Asia since 1973. Among his many books on Asian culture and landscape are Balinese Gardens, The Tropical Garden, Thai Style, Sarawak Style, and The Tropical Spa. William Warren is a well-known landscape designer, botanical expert, and writer. Based in Thailand since 1960, he has co-authored Balinese Gardens and authored The Tropical Garden, Thai Garden Style, and Tropical Plants of Southeast Asia

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