Naturalist Sir David Attenborough praises this Singapore building for its sustainability efforts

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Naturalist Sir David Attenborough praises this Singapore building for its sustainability efforts

Eco-warrior David Attenborough, 94, thrilled Singaporeans on Thursday (15 Oct) when he shared a photo of Parkroyal Collection Pickering on his Facebook page with the caption: “This is an urban forest. An Eco-Building in Singapore 🇸🇬 the first to produce its own electricity with the same waste from the same building.”

The post has since received over 1.5k shares.

The Parkroyal Collection Pickering has won numerous award for its unique hotel-in-a-garden concept, including being named one of 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

The hotel is an architectural marvel, spanning over 15,000 square metres of greenery that blends visually compelling vertical gardens with an awe-inspiring green-blue façade.

New documentary from Attenborough

Attenborough has been making headlines for his most important work yet - a new Netflix documentary film entitled ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.’ The natural historian recounts his life as well as the evolutionary history of life on Earth, how humanity as a species has damaged our planet, to over-industrialisation.

In one of his earlier Instagram posts, Attenborough shared a glimpse of his new film with a short narration: “Here are my reflections on the moment, half a century ago, when we first experienced our remarkable home in a completely new way and millions of us suddenly learnt an essential truth, the Earth is finite, and we need to look after it.”

He added: “I’m making this move and exploring this new way of communication to me because, as we all know, the world is in trouble.”

“Continents are on fire. Glaciers are melting. Coral reefs are dying. Fish are disappearing from our oceans. The list goes on.”

Attenborough was also recently listed in the Guinness World Record for having the fastest time of reaching one million Instagram users. The prolific broadcaster even broke actress Jennifer Aniston’s record in October 2019.