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Singapore Is Testing Glow-In-The Dark Paths, And It’s A Really Bright Idea
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Singapore Is Testing Glow-In-The Dark Paths, And It’s A Really Bright Idea

Singapore is well known for being innovative. In fact, the small city state has been ranked the most innovative country in Asia several times by the Global Innovation Index. And now the country is pushing new boundaries by testing out a track that glows in the dark in order to improve safety and visibility at night.

Located between Choa Chu Kang Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road, the 400m track, known as the Rail Corridor, is split up into four sections containing various different surface materials: fine gravel; grass and gravel; earth-colored porous concrete; and natural non-toxic light green strontium aluminate minerals. The last of these absorbs UV light during the day, allowing the path to emit a soft glow at night. The different surface materials are currently being tested to determine which one is the most popular, and the public are being invited to try out the track and provide feedback about the project. Do you live in Singapore? Then let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, if you like this then click here to see an awesome glowing cycle path in Poland! (h/t: mashable)

Image credits: Yi Shu Ng

Image credits: Yi Shu Ng

Image credits: Yi Shu Ng

Image credits: Lianhe Zaobao

Image credits: Lianhe Zaobao

Image credits: Lianhe Zaobao

Image credits: Lianhe Zaobao

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Ironcat_xox
Community Member
4 years ago

Wooaaah, it's like a fairyland! They should really do these everywhere!

darknessIsMyOutfit
Community Member
4 years ago

That is really cool. the only thing that would make it better is if it was multicolored. can they even make multi colored glow in the dark? I remember it when I was a kid but I could be just remembering a dream or something

Itsuki Sakura
Community Member
4 years ago

yup! multicolor glow in the dark is a thing

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Zatch
Community Member
4 years ago

Mmm... not sure. How is that going to impact the animals in the area?

M O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

Not any more than phosphorescent fungus would in the woods, or the tens of thousands of watts of artificial light coming from the rest of the city...

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Ironcat_xox
Community Member
4 years ago

Wooaaah, it's like a fairyland! They should really do these everywhere!

darknessIsMyOutfit
Community Member
4 years ago

That is really cool. the only thing that would make it better is if it was multicolored. can they even make multi colored glow in the dark? I remember it when I was a kid but I could be just remembering a dream or something

Itsuki Sakura
Community Member
4 years ago

yup! multicolor glow in the dark is a thing

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Zatch
Community Member
4 years ago

Mmm... not sure. How is that going to impact the animals in the area?

M O'Connell
Community Member
4 years ago

Not any more than phosphorescent fungus would in the woods, or the tens of thousands of watts of artificial light coming from the rest of the city...

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