i-City, one of the latest high-tech attractions of Malaysia, can best be described as an unconventional mix of Oriental style and the latest in lighting technology. Located in the city of Shah Alam, i-City is a one-of-a-kind theme-park where all the main attractions are made of plastic and millions of bright LED lights.
Similar to Elmer Long’s Bottle Tree Ranch, during the day, i-City’s artificial forest of maple and pine trees really comes to life at night. Made out of plastic and fitted with colorful LEDs, they put on a light show unlike any other. Inaugurated in early 2010, Shah Alam‘s i-City has already become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. From rows upon rows of LED-made Chinese lanterns, to LED peacocks, flamingos and LED cherry blossoms, i-City offers a variety of unique sights that are sure to amaze anyone who visits here.
Located in Dezhou, in the northwestern Chinese province of Shangdong, is the largest solar powered office building in the world. The 75,000 sq. foot fan-shaped structure is a multi-use facility with exhibition centers, meeting rooms and a hotel, all of which are solar powered. The building is designed specifically to, “underline the urgency of seeking renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels.” Architecturally, the building was built in a sundial shape for the sole purpose of saving 30% more energy than China’s national standard.