06 Jul '12, 4pm

Backhanded compliment from UK-based designers of Gardens on the Bay: “On a plate, this is what Singapore is about.”

One other aspect of the Gardens that I found strangely fascinating and a little off-putting was the intense obsession with creating other worlds and other globalized spaces in Singapore. What are the cooled conservatories if not versions of indoor air-conditioned bubbles that we have become so accustomed to? And why was the masterplan of the gardens inspired by the Valley of the Giants in south-west Australia? What does that have to do with Singapore as a specific space and locality? Would it have made a difference if more Singaporeans had been involved in the aesthetic direction of the initial planning stages? Does a UK-based team really have the local knowledge and feel to create something that is unmistakably Singaporean as opposed to an idea of what a tropical garden should be? If these Gardens are supposed to fundamentally change Singaporeans’ relationship to the down...

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