Despite the beautiful final product, building the paludarium was a huge challenge for the horticulture team behind it. Due to a weight limit at the installation site, the team had to build a paludarium that has structural integrity but is light at the same time.
Adding to the challenge were the many practical factors to consider. Apart from the price and availability of the flora and fauna, the team also had to make sure that the plants and animals can thrive within the system.
“With the help of plant hobbyists, the right plants were selected and phytosanitary certification for many of the highly exotic overseas species of plants also had to be obtained,” shared Atmas Shue, the main horticulturist behind the paludarium.
On top of that, regular maintenance must be done to keep the paludarium in pristine condition and to repair parts which are damaged by visitors.
The paludarium is open for viewing now for transiting passengers at T1.