Monday, November 15, 2010

The World's First Butterfly Park in an Airport - RT/WW

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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24 comments:

  1. That is so cool, I have never seen anything like that before. I love butterflies!

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  2. Really amazing the the first butterfly garden is in Singapore. I been visiting Singapore about six times hopefully if I get back in Changi I will visit this place.

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  3. Oh my ECL...this is just beautiful...how wonderful!!

    I hope you have a great week!
    Hugs,
    Jackie:-)

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  4. This butterfly park is a hundred fold much better than what we have here in this country where I live now. Ours look so so pathetic!! Not to mention, we have to pay to get in the 'NO butterfly park'

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  5. That is so cool. I would love to see this in person. Awesome.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  6. Just been to this beautiful butterfly enclosure in the airport 2 weeks ago. It is my 2nd time visiting and there are many butterflies in very close distance that you can observe. My sons love it.

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  7. I wouldn't mind being in transit at such a nice airport. Cool!

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  8. Truly unique! A quiet spot to relax and destress from travel hassles.

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  9. What a great and perfect thing to do at an Airport. I think it would relax people a lot before they entre the stress of security.

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  10. wow that was awesome! how did they made the butterflies all stopped on top like that!

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  11. I did not know that there is a butterfly garden at T3.

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  12. The butterflies are breathtaking and what an imaginative idea to have a butterfly farm at an airport. I was trying to guess what the flowers were they look too perfect to me from the marigold family ... I shall be looking to try and find them in my flower books now. ;)

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  13. How cool! It must have been wonderful to see them.

    My RUBY link.

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  14. I've yet to use T3, so no chance of going in here.

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  15. wow, a butterfly farm in the airport! that is amazing. must be a wonderful spot to catch one's breath.:p

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  16. wow, this is such a beautiful attraction for visitors to enjoy.

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  17. This is outstanding...a super idea for travelers to enjoy such beauty.

    LEGO art is my Ruby Tuesday today, hope you can stop by to join me!!

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  18. Oh how wonderful. Love all those butterflies. What a great place to visit.
    My Ruby Tuesday-Fall Lazy Flare

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  19. Ohh..really nice!
    Love butterflies but never heard of a park dedicated to them before. Beautiful flowers too :)
    Good week x

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  20. How interesting ! That would be something for me, I love butterflies I think with ladybugs they are the only insects I like !

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  21. I hope they don't leave behind caterpillars crawling around the terminal! LOL!

    Anyway, beautiful butterflies there! :D

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  22. Oh wow! You have all that at an airport? I would love seeing that. Beautiful shots to share with us. Thank you

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  23. I love visiting gardens such as this! I enjoyed your photos!

    Gina

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