Cattails and Water Hyacinths are plants that are grown in Singapore. Both plants grow in stagnant water with floating roots that are unattached to the ground.Continue Reading
Water Hyacinths are native to the Amazon in South America where they provide food for natural predators. The vociferous growth of these plants is held in check by the voracious appetites of these predators, as well as annual flooding that flushes huge quantities of the plants out to sea. In Singapore, Hyacinths are cultivated for pig food, although they are notorious for causing serious problems in reservoirs. This fast growing plant soon turns into a noxious weed. When grown outside its natural habitat, it spreads rapidly, causing a dense mat that blocks light and air from reaching other forms of life. For this reason there are ongoing studies on how to utilize Hyacinths to detoxify sludge and sewage.
Typha augustifolia is the only cattail that is native to Singapore and grows on the edges of reservoirs in stagnant water. This type of cattail has adapted to deep water conditions as well as salt water conditions and can grow up to 1.7 meters tall. This strain of cattail has tall, narrow leaves and produces more seeds than cattails with underground roots.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
The four ethnic groups contribute clothing items to create the traditional dress for Singapore. It isn't odd to see a Singapore minister dressed in a shirt with orchid prints.Full Answer >
To plan your MRT trip in Singapore, visit Journey.SMRT.com.sg to view and download a map of the rail network showing the routes, station names and numbers, and where the different lines intersect. YourSingapore.com also features a rail network map along with maps showing the locations of Singapore's neighborhoods, hotels and tourist attractions. TransitLink.com lists train times and fare information. Apps that help with trip planning include GoThere.sg and SMRTConnect, available on YourSingapore.com, and How2Go (H2G), which is available on MyTransport.com.Full Answer >
Singapore is a small city-state with a limited number of natural resources, according to Trade Chakra. Water is considered scarce in Singapore, and the government is taking measures to conserve it. Singapore has nonrenewable resources, including coal, oil and natural gas, but in very limited amounts. In an effort to increase the city-state's resource base, the government is investing heavily in developing renewable resources.Full Answer >
The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign country. Singapore can also be described as a city-state, as it is made up of one main island and roughly 50 smaller islands.Full Answer >