Fancy a tequila – Cactus Garden at Singapore Changi Airport T1

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Purslane is light green ground cover

Purslane is light green ground cover

Tequila Cactus

Tequila Cactus

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Century Plant

Century Plant

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I’ve two pots of Agave in my home garden. I love their architectural shapes. Plus they’re easy to take care.

I didn’t realise that Tequila came from Agavae plant.  I’ve successfully propagated some pups into bigger plants at home. They’re hardy, don’t like too much water, although they can’t take full sun.

In one of the photos, you can see mist being squirted to replicate a drop in temperature in desert area. Agavae and cactus like sandy, gravel soil – not too much moisture. Its important to keep similar type plants together.

I’ve learnt that one type of Japanese rose, which I thought was a portulacca was actually a purslane, the leaves are like jade plant. According to some websites, it can be eaten raw as a salad. Like spinach, people with urinary tract problems shouldn’t eat too much of purslane as it contains oxalic acid.

For many reasons, the Cactus Garden at Changi Terminal 1 can be enjoyed by all.  Its outdoors next to a Tequila bar, windy and has a place for smokers and non-smokers. You can watch planes land and take off.  Its next to Burger Kings and there’s a lounge with TV and big sofas. Very few people know about this place.

Visit the Cactus Garden at T1, even if you’re not taking a flight, just to chill out, watch the planes take off and imagine you’re in a desert. When you get too thirsty, there’s a bar right beside.  Good news, its not a mirage.



Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1666. The Aztec people had previously made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, long before the Spanish arrived in 1521. When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill agave to produce one of North America‘s first indigenous distilled spirits. (Source: Wikipedia)



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