butterflies feeding on nectar-rich flowers
The world's first Butterfly Garden in an airport is located in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Departure Transit Lounge. I was amazed to discover this man-made tropical butterfly habitat which is home to more than 1,000 free-roaming butterflies comprising 47 species native to Singapore and Malaysia.
a feeding tray within the garden
The butterflies are so tamed that you can see them fluttering around visitors or feeding on flowers and fruits at close range. If you are lucky, one may land on your outstretched hand for a cool photo. :P
a tranquil haven located in one of the world's busiest airports
Besides flowering plants and lush greenery, the two-storey garden also features a 6 metre waterfall which keeps the garden cool even on a hot day.
I'm particularly impressed with the education corners within the garden where educational panels displaying interesting facts on butterflies help visitors to gain a deeper understanding on them.
view the process of adult butterflies emerging from their pupae capsules here at close range
At the Emergence Enclosure, be amazed by the transformation of butterflies from pupae. I saw caterpillars and pupae, even several young adult butterflies waiting to take their first flight. A rare treat for a city-dweller!
What a unique find in an airport!
Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3
Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2
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