The use of artificial plants, silk trees, and fake plants in Singapore continues to grow in popularity. Singapore is one of the most ambitious countries in the world and continues to attract substantial local and foreign investments. Some of the most significant investments have been in the form of creating entertainment destinations to attract local and international tourism.
Most recently, Sentosa has become a hotbed for new development. Resorts World recently completed a mega-development that includes hotels, casinos and a Universal Studios theme park. In addition to Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands has built an awe-inspiring entertainment and leisure destination complete with dining, shopping, and gambling. For these and other Singapore destinations, artificial plants, silk trees, and fake plants are essential to design elements to consider for the interiors of these modern and sophisticated projects. More top reasons to consider silk artificial plants and trees for projects in Singapore are in the following text.
Fire Rated Artificial Plants – Singapore
Like most countries, Singapore has very stringent life safety requirements for building construction and building materials, including artificial plants. One of the major life safety components is fire safety. The FSSD in Singapore oversees fire safety for building construction and materials and has created a list of regulated fire safety products/materials and the acceptable standard for evaluating each material.
In order to have products like artificial plants approved, they must be listed on the Product Listing Scheme which, on April 1, 1998, replaced SCDF’s (Singapore Civil Defence Force) building material approval process. This process states that any material that is intended for fire safety works — if listed under the Product Listing Scheme and in compliance with the requirements stipulated in the Fire Code — would be deemed to be acceptable to SCDF and the Fire Safety and Shelter Department (FSSD), with no separate approval required.
The SCDF has approved three certification bodies for certifying improved fire safety products/materials under the PLS (Product Listing Scheme). The certification companies are TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd, Exova (Singapore) Pte. Ltd and Setsco Services Pte Ltd. Artificial plants and trees, when mandated by the Fire Code, need to be tested in accordance with BS 476 Part 7 and Part 6.
Silk Plants for Healthy Living – Singapore
Most people naturally assume that real plants and trees promote a healthy environment. In fact, the opposites exact — silk plants are healthier alternatives. Like most living things, real plants have the potential to carry microbes, viruses, and diseases that can be transmitted to people. The danger is particularly grave in hospitals, where patients have weaker immune systems and can’t afford to risk the exposure to dangerous particles.
To make sure that there are no health risks for commercial projects, silk plants should be used, Singapore included. Silk plants are made from synthetic materials so no living organisms can inhabit them, allowing for building designers and project managers to ensure their customers are not at risk.
Fake Plants Maintenance Benefits – Singapore
Another added benefit of fake plants is the significant maintenance savings that will occur on an ongoing basis. Real plants need regular watering and care, and for bigger projects will require an expensive maintenance contract with a plant and tree care company. There is also the danger of trees and plants dying and needing replacement, which can be very costly.
While fake plants may be more expensive initially, the cost benefits in the long term cannot be matched. Fake plants do not require monitoring or maintenance, only periodic cleaning to keep them looking vibrant and fresh.
Artificial Plants Themes – Singapore
Artificial plants and trees can be used to create exciting and entertaining design themes from all over the world. While Singapore can support outdoor tropical plants and trees, that same lush greenery can be hard to replicate indoors. Also, many other types of plants and trees indigenous to more northern, southern, and drier climates would not survive either indoors or outdoors.
With artificial trees, exterior and interior designers working on projects in Singapore have free reign to incorporate any type of plant theme and species they choose. Typical themes include Desert, North Woods forest, Mountain, Tropical, and more. By incorporating artificial plants and trees of all stripes, designers can create convincing and entertaining environments for guests.