July 30th, 2012
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Editor’s note: Outlook is CNN's in-depth look at business climates around the world. To August 12, 2012, we’re focusing on Singapore.

Singapore (CNN) – Kiat W. Tan, CEO of Gardens by the Bay, has built a “people’s garden” with solar powered “super trees” and vast glasshouses, all in the shadow of Singapore’s imposing Marina Bay Sands hotel.
Tan tells Richard Quest why the only way to make the botanical garden a success in the city was to be big and bold.

CNN’s Outlook series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries we feature. However CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reporting.

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  1. Kiat Tan

    Singapore is often criticized as being "too artificial". Anything man-made is "artificial"! A garden is an artifice, but represents mankind's sincerest attempt to replicate what is best found in nature. I welcome Singapore's label as a Garden City. Much effort has gone into making Singapore's built environment the best possible place to house its populace, and a key feature is the nurture of green space. This is why despite the increase in population over the years, modern Singapore has managed to incorporate a corresponding increase in green space.

    July 30, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  2. Adam

    Ugly. <-period

    August 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm |
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    Nearly as good as the Tiger Balm Gardens. More cement would make it better.

    August 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
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