If you haven’t paid a visit to the Botanic Gardens, can you really say you’ve been to Singapore? I don’t think so! This huge garden was Singapore’s first UNESCO Heritage site and after you’ve been, you will not doubt why.
In the gardens, tourists meet the locals as it is the perfect place for locals to go jogging, skating, go for a walk or attent one of the many events hosted in the gardens. The amount of different flowers and plants is spectacular and the National Orchid Garden is a must visit! The mesmerising colours of all the flowers are all around, the small paths that leave you walking past wildlife and plants without any other person in sight… All I can say is that the Gardens are well organised, beautiful and enchanting that a walk around these gardens will leave you with so much appreciation for how much green can still be found in a city like Singapore.
The gardens also offer great options for children. Most paths are easy accessible (for wheelchairs too!) and theres enough to see and do for the youngsters. In the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden children can learn about the plants around them and play and some turtles, fish and other wildlife can also be found in and around Swan Lake. Looking for a more guided experience for your children? The Gardens also offer educational programs for children, including drama workshops, walking tours and wildlife spotting by night. I am sure they will love it as much as you will.
You can visit most parts of the Botanic Gardens for free, but for the National Orchid Garden a small fee is required (SG$5 for adults, less for children, students and senior citizens).
The park is open from 5 am till midnight, making it the perfect place for some exercise before or after the tropical heat makes exercise less bearable. Do keep in mind that some gardens have different opening times, so check out their website to make sure you don’t miss anything.
More information can be found on their website.