Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Butterfly Garden at Singapore airport



Never knew that there was a butterfly garden inside the Changi airport. 




One gets to see a variety of these colourful friends. That is actually a butterfly with golden wings (looks metallic)







Noticed many tourists dropping in to have a quick look and click some pictures 


There were some sponges kept around with some sweet liquid on them. These attracted the butterflies 




Also noticed these slices of pineapple. 




Apart from butterflies and normal plants, there are some carnivorous plants too like the pitcher plant. 


Top view of the garden 



Even though it is an enclosed space, it provides a good natural ambience to these insects with enough sunlight.

As usual there was an electronic board here too, to give your ratings. 


Like mentioned here, take nothing but photographs.


This was the lady who told me about the butterfly garden. 


Her English was not perfect but she made sure that I understood what she wanted to say (see video) Also liked the way she made the tea for the customers. Each place has a unique style of preparing tea and coffee.

I liked the design of these three TV panels set up at the airport lounge.



Each TV was playing a different channel but it did not disturb others. It was because of the placement of the speakers (with the proper volume) 



So people sitting in these seven chairs could hear only the channel they are viewing. 


Talking of airports, I recently read that Kochi gets the world’s first fully solar powered airport. (The Week dt 20th Sept) 
 The GM of CIAL said “the excess power generated from the solar panels during the maximum sunshine hours would be banked in the grid of KSEB. It will then be used in the non-sunshine hours of the day. The airport used to pay around Rs 3.25 lakhs to the KSEB before the solar panels came. That is a saving of around Rs 12 crore per year. Considering the initial cost of Rs 62 crores of setting up of the panels, the break even comes within 5  years” Wish others too would follow this practice. 
I mean just imagine, these panels generate 50,000 units of power every day. This is equal to planting 30 lakh trees or running a car 75 crore miles without burning any fuel.


40 comments:

Sharad Kulkarni said...

Marvellous Joeyy
Love to visit.
And the last one..solar panel...u have have rightly said.

Sandee said...

What a wonderful addition. I would love to visit this butterfly garden.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Stephen Hayes said...

What a great idea to have a relaxing butterfly exhibit at an airport. I've never been to Singapore but it's on my bucket list of places to visit. Hope you're having a terrific week.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe for sharing such beautiful location spot.. Keep sharing

I would like to visit this place in my next unplanned visit to Singapore.

Regards

UG Kulkarni

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting post.......great shots!
Thank you!

tina said...

I had to Google where Changi airport is because I'd love to see it! A butterfly garden in an airport? Wonderful for the visitors. The tv set up is really neat too. What fun you must have traveling around!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:)What a fabulous idea!Thank you for sharing so many fab photos of exotic looking butterflies.It's a good set-up.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I have always been fascinated by butterflies with their gorgeous coloring and gentle fluttering. A special treat for the travelers at the airport. Summers here are usually filled with Swallowtails and Monarchs with lots of small cabbage moths visiting flowers and especially the budleia bush. Not nearly as many this year.

Linda W. said...

A butterfly garden - What a wonderful thing to have in an airport! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic images of the butterflies, I love them.

Katherine Thomas said...

Those are great photos... and wow! I hope my airports here get the same idea! What a fun way to pass the time, and I bet people have lots of positive comments about their experience there, instead of the usual complaints!

Jane said...

Hello Joe, it was nice of you to visit my blog and what a wonderful butterfly garden in Singapore airport. I remember beautiful orchids years ago in that airport but not butterflies. Just lovely.

Elephant's Child said...

What an amazing thing. And definitely an improvement to the airport. To any airport.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I adored reading this post and the photos are wonderful. What a wonderful airport. I was in Singapore's airport and they have several orchid gardens they encourage people to walk through. That was my fav until seeing your post of the butterflies at Changi . Thank you.

Sarah Laurence said...

What a marvelous airport! I've only ever visited butterfly gardens in museums or botanical gardens. Solar power is a laudable idea as well.

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful shots. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

troutbirder said...

Wonderfully located in an airport. Time to kill waiting for boarding. what could be better?

Linda said...

Beautiful and amazing! Lovely photos. I posted a video about this butterfly garden on my blog quite some time ago, perhaps a year? Thank you so much for sharing.

Rajesh said...

That is a beautiful butterfly park.

Deepika said...

Wow! I haven't seen a butterfly in real since ages now... This looks beautiful..

Stewart M said...

It's a good airport which I have spent too much time in recently! My daughter really liked the butterfly garden when we passed through.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Eli Ert said...

Oh, Ive been to that airport but didnt see that garden... Next time. beautiful pictures of gorgeous creatures.And love the pic of that coffee pouring lady too. That is some skills:-)

Anonymous said...

Superb ..... my son enjoyed the video too... he was overjoyed to see the pineapple slices and butterflies perched on them :)
Maithilee Apte

Julia Thorley said...

I hate flying, but even I might be tempted if I could soothe my pre-flight nerves in a butterfly garden. What a brilliant idea.

Kate Larkindale said...

Worth flying all that way just for the garden!

sunaina sharma said...

This is so beautiful......

Preeti said...

Having a pineapple slice area and those speakers specially designed - vigorously thoughtful of whoever came up with the idea.

Arti said...

Wow! The butterfly park is impresssive. At first, I thought they were artificial but kudos to the management. Gorgeous pictures!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

How neat to have a butterfly garden in an airport! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe,
I visited Changi Airport 19 years ago and it was the best airport that I had visited then – above any even in Europe and US that I have visited. One amazing feature they had at that time (amongst many others) was a free day trip into Singapore for long transit passengers. We had a 10 hour transit to Kuala Lumpur and so they took our passports and our hand-luggage was kept in storage and they whisked us away in a bus for a three to four hour tour of Singapore City – visiting key the sites. It was a great experience! I am sure that the Butterfly farm will be a similar positive experience for Changi.
I have visited some Butterfly parks in Malaysia (KL & Penang) and we also have one in Dubai. Its lovely to see all these creations of God and how amazing they are.
How did you get to Changi? Were you visiting Singapore or just transiting through?
Sajjad Maniar

awadhut said...

I also never knew about the Butterfly garden at this airport. Nice blog to read. I will make it a point to visit these places.

a Rat said...

Never heard of this Butterfly garden. Lovely place. and some wonderful captures. loved it!

Annie said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful idea to have a butterfly garden in the airport. Must have been a very relaxing moment.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Much nicer than the airports I fly out of. I'd love to spend time with the butterflies while waiting to fly.

Sangeeta Tiwary said...

I've been to Singapore twice, but never knew about this butterfly garden :-( It's so amazing! .... and as usual, your pics and post are a pleasure :-)

Loco mente said...

These are truly nice... Very thoughtful of the authorities to create something like this!

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Anonymous said...

All I can say is WoW! as the butterflies are beautiful, I think I saw one guy with his cycle inside. I hope I can make a trip to Singapore and also visit Anil.
Thanks again for you wishes.
Ivan

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