This 52-hectare haven shelters the world's largest orchid display and houses a virgin rainforest that has been preserved through decades of industrial development.
I just love the trees with the wide treetops, I have never seen those in Europe.
This is one of the national parks in Singapore. This is also the garden which I cut through almost everyday on my way to class in SMU.
Catch glimpse of nature around. It's a great hangout for families gatherings during weekends and holidays too!
Come in the early mornings (say around 7am) to check out people practising tai chi and taking strolls around the park. Often you may find more activities going around during weekends.
Come in comfortable wear, bring your umbrellas and hats in case of rain or too sunny weather. Remember to check the weather forecast before you make your way down! Arm yourself with mosquito repellent and plenty of water to hydrate yourself.
Here's another link to what you can see at SBG:
If you love nature, you should stop by at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
You can enjoy a picnic at the park.
There are free performance at the stage at Symphony Lake.
We went for the SPH concert and it was very crowded as the Singapore Idol were performing and it was the President's birthday!
Pls visit the National Orchird Garden inside Singapore Botanic Gardens.
There are many varities of beautiful Orchids waiting for your visit.
The admission charge is S$5.
pics of orchids can be found here:
There is a new food court named Taman Serisi Food Garden. You can find stalls selling from fish soup, crabs, Malay food, roast meat and mixed vegetable rice. They have both indoor and outdoor seats. It gets very crowded during weekends and you can hardly find any seats and the queue for food is very long too.
One thing surprised me in singapore: tough the big buildings and roads, singapore is plenty of green areas!
Among the many places in the city, the botanic gardens are a good choice to spend few hours walking in the little ways among the trees.
Located in the heart of the city is the Singapore Botanical Gardens. It was my favorite of the three gardens I visited in Sinagpore, and contains the Royal Orchid Gardens. The Botanical Gradens offer many ponds, diverse flauna and flora, bridges, gazeebos and walking paths for all who are lucky enough to come here. There are many places to have a picnic, and you are in fact, encouraged to "walk on the grass!"
Take the time to come here...
This is a pleasant, green space in the middle of the city. There is a large lake with fish, turtles and swans and lots of tropical plants, trees and orchids. Entrance is free but a 2 SGD charge is levied for entrance into the National Orchid Garden. In here are grown many varieties of orchid, with special ones named in honour of important people that have visited Singapore - Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Osama bin Laden, etc.
A beautiful and a relaxing place to discover and admire. Nothing is here to dislike if you are a nature afficionado. The entrance is free. There are many specific areas in the premises to see like The National Orchids Garden( a must), Ginger Garden and the Evolution Garden. The numerous plant species here, including many rare specimens, reflect the Singapore Botanic Gardens' richness and diversity of plant life. I love just siiting on the bank of Swan Lake.
A tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, this 147-year old grdens showcases the most spectacular tropical flora with a collection of more than 10,000 types of plants including the region's most significant living collection of documented orchids, palms, cycads and ginger.
The Singapore Botanical Gardens are a beautifully landscaped green oasis in this the garden city. A cool respite from the hustle and bustle of traffic and people.
A big attraction is the National Orchid Garden which has the largest display of orchids in the world.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens also has a small area of virgin tropical rainforest which is older than the gardens itself.
Entrance is free with and there are well marked walk trails with interprative signs at all major displays.
The Botanic Gardens isa must see for all visitors as well as fellow Singaporeans. Well, for once, something is free in Singapore. That's right, you don't have to pay to get in the Botanic Gardens.
It really is a very relaxing place to go, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and yet so near the city.
There are live band performances on weekends, sometimes. And the man made waterfall is really amazing. Just look at the picture!
The Singapore Botanic gardens is a lovely place and well worth a visit.
It is divided into small gardens and there are separate entrance fees for the different sub-divisions.
Beautiful gardens. I would schedule more time to spend here next time, perhaps bring a picnic lunch down.
The National Orchid gardens is a subset of the larger Botanic gardens but is the most interesting. It is 7.4 acres and includes over 700 types of Orchid from around the world.
To get fresh air and to see typical tropical plant and flower. it is free to entry.
local people do some exercise here.
i spent here about half day, it is nice to have rest there.