Night@Safari is room fragrance inspired by Singapore; its dreamy seaside walks and night in its reserved parks like Labrador park, HortPark, Japanease Garden, ECP and more. The aromas come from the therapeutic orchids of Asia, Singaporean wood, and the rare, native orchids of Singapore. Since Singapore is surrounded by the sea, a dash of ozonic perfume adds the note of clean freshness to its aroma.
The Flora of Singapore
Along muddy coasts and tidal streams, Singapore was once covered in dense tropical rainforests and mangrove forests. Over the years as it was settled these made way for cultivation and many of the endemic plant species were endangered.
Today the last remaining traces of these forests are protected in 3000 hectares of reserves. The main vegetation in the Bukit Timah Natural Reserve is the tropical hardwoods of the Dipterocarpacae family which can grow up to 40 meters. The mangrove forests have also been affected because of land reclamation and the construction of reservoirs but small patches have been preserved on the main island and on some of the smaller islands.
Even though the island underwent heavy industrialization and urbanization it still boasts an abundant biodiversity. Its forests and mangroves have exotic species and the coast is home to various species of grasses, hedges creepers and seaweed. The Griffiths Cryptocoryne is an aquatic plant that is endangered, but can be found in forest streams.
Singapore also has over 3000 species of orchids, including its national flowers, the hybrid Vanda Miss Joaquim.
The Fauna of Singapore
Most of the wild animals of Singapore are now found in natural reserves and the forested areas of Pulau Ubin and Pulau Teking, The Fauna includes 80 species of mammal, 300 birds, 110 reptile and amphibian and 600 freshwater fish.
During a safari in one of the forested areas one can expect an encounter with a flying lemur or the black bearded flying lizard. Other animals that can be seen are the long tailed Macaque, shrews, snakes, and frogs. The most famous snakes of the island are the reticulated python and the paradise tree snake. Singapore also has numerous bat species, including fruit bats, horseshoe bats, heath tailed bats, and false vampires.
Streams and the seas hide the various fish, shell fish, prawns, toads and crabs. The coastline has coral reefs and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is also home to 180 bird species. Around its streams and ponds colorful dragonfly and damselfly nymphs can be spotted, as can be any number of 73,000 different insect species. These include butterflies like the Common Posy, giant ants and plenty of spiders.
Singapore has managed to protect a part of its beauty to be enjoyed by its people, visitors and the future generations.
For visitors to Singapore who come for business or for a break, a visit into its natural reserves or a walk on one of its beaches leaves them with a sense of the freshness and aromas of the wood, trees, flower and the sea. Night@Safari created by Singapore Memories makes the ideal souvenir or corporate gift, allowing the sense of well-being from a visit to the natural beauty of Singapore to accompany visitors back to their home.