SINGAPORE: The Flower Dome - one of two conservatories at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay - will be opened to the public for a week-long preview from Monday.

It has been home to unusual flora and fauna since June.

NParks says that so far, the advanced cooling techniques that are integrated into the conservatory have worked in keeping the plants healthy.

The conservatory aims to replicate the cool dry conditions needed for the plants it houses. It is made up of glass panels that allow in more light than heat.

And when the sun's rays get too strong, sensors automatically trigger off shades to keep conditions stable.

The temperatures inside the conservatory are kept between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius. A process known as thermal stratification is used to ensure cool air settles in the lower zone and warm air is allowed to rise.

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