Small Island, Big Plans

"Singapore also plans to reclaim its air. “Twelve percent of the island is occupied by roads,” Tan said. “What’s above roads? Nothing! If you put roads under buildings, you free up some land.” Sky bridges and midair concourses are already a part of some public-housing estates. As Wang told me: “In the future, you might see a little town or offices above the expressways. We might create space above our container ports.”

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Botanist at Neil Road

On a weekday morning before the lunch hustle, this unassuming and welcoming spot along Neil Road was quite the perfect find for a pitstop. It feels almost like a secret garden, with a lovely patio filled with vertical gardens.

Enter via the side alley as the main entrance has been blocked off (for good reasons as you will see). 


Address: 74 Neil Road, Singapore 088839
Hours: Tue - Sun, 8am - 6pm