Symphony Lake Travel Guide

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Symphony Lake Things to Do

  • Singapore Botanic Garden Headquarters

    The headquarters is renovated and re-opened in 2006, and consist of beautiful architecture, carpark as well as a food court at the basement. It is located next to the Tanglin Gate at the junction of Cluny Road and Napier Road (south-east section of the garden).

  • Bamboo Garden

    There is a bamboo garden with many different species of bamboos on display located at the north area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens near to Bukit Timah Road and the Eco Lake. There is also a herbal garden and I think there is also a spice garden in this area as well.

  • Visitors Centre

    There is a Visitors Centre of the Singapore Botanic Gardens near to the intersection between Cluny Road and Nassim Road. Sometimes, there are exhibitions at this place. There is also a cafe and very nice waterfalls and landscaping here. A public car park is also located here which is free of charge.

  • Foot Reflexology Path

    There is a nice food reflexology path at the area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens near to Bukit Timah Road and the Eco Lake. Take off your shoes and walk along this path, it is rather painful at first but should be OK when you get used to it.

  • Evolution Garden

    The Evolution Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 1.5-hectare area dedicated to telling the amazing story of how plants gave us life, and how, long before humans arrived, they started to evolve into complex life forms. Take a journey through time, from the fiery planet that planet Earth was in ancient times, through the planet of...

  • National Orchid Garden & Ginger Garden

    Two of the most famous attractions in the Singapore Botanic Gardens are the National Orchid Garden and Ginger Garden. The Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid flower is the national flower of Singapore, and it is displayed at the orchid garden together with many other natural and hybrid species of orchid flowers. Opening hours are 8.30am to 7pm daily and...

  • Eco Lake

    Besides the Symphony Lake and Swan Lake, there is an Eco Lake located on the northern area of the Singapore Botanic Gardens near to Bukit Timah Road. The area surrounding the Eco Lake is more open space as compared to the first 2 lakes, and you can see the black swans at this lake.

  • Swan Lake

    The Swan Lake is the biggest lake in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and it is located near to the Tanglin Gate (main gate) and the Singapore Botanic Gardens Office. As the name implies, there are some white swans in this nice lake, which is surrounded by well trimmed, walkways and trees.

  • Big and impressive botanic gardens

    The Singapore Botanic Gardens (founded in 1859) occupies a big piece of land in the Tanglin area of Singapore near to the famous Orchard Road area. The gardens contain many species of plants, and there are several ponds, eco-garden, orchid garden, ginger garden, evoluation park etc. No entrance fee is required to enter the park but you must pay to...


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  • Food outlets

    Besides the Taman Serasi Food Garden, there are several other food outlets at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (see webpage below). I have tried the food at the Halia Restaurant and it is good, with a very good ambience as well.

  • Taman Serasi Food Garden

    This air-conditioned food court is located at the renovated Singapore Botanic Garden headquarters near to the Tanglin Gate along Napier Road and Cluny Road junction. It serves a variety of local food and is a good place to enjoy the air-con and relax after walking around the garden.

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  • Signages and maps

    It is very easy to walk around the Singapore Botanic Gardens because of the very well organised signages and maps which are all over the garden which is in English language. You can also ask the local people as most people can communicate in English.

  • Getting there

    Below is information obtained from the official website for your reference:By Foot: Entrance to the Gardens is easy through the Gardens' major entrances: Tanglin Gate, Burkill Gate, Nassim Gate and Cluny Park Gate, and through the Bukit Timah Entrance.By Car: Car Parking Facilities are available at the Singapore Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre,...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Symphony Lake Warnings and Dangers

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    by victorwkf Written Dec 10, 2006

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    There are no barriers at the various lakes and small ponds of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, so be careful especially children.

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Symphony Lake Off The Beaten Path

  • Dempsey Road Area (Part 2)

    More photos of the Dempsey Road area, showing the interesting colonial architecture of this area which is located south of the Singapore Botanical Gardens.

  • Dempsey Road Area (Part 1)

    Just south of the Singapore Botanical Gardens across Holland Road / Napier Road lies the beautiful and colonial Dempsey Road area which is worthwhile to explore. There are many antique shops, pubs and restaurants here which are housed in colonial buildings. This area used to be an army camp called the Central Manpower Base, but it has been...

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  • Visit in December 2009

    In December 2009, there was a christmas tree decoration charity event held at the Botanic Gardens. There were many colourful and beautiful christmas trees on display when I visited, and I would like to share the memories with you here, as well as at the travelogue section of this VT page.Hope you enjoy the photographs of the christmas trees and...

  • Photography

    One of my favourite past time is photography, and the Singapore Botanic Garden offers a lot of opportunities for it due to the beautiful landscape, trees, flowers, lakes etc. If you like nature and photography, then this is the place for you in Singapore.

  • Resting points and pavillions

    There are many benches and resting pointd, as well as pavillions in the Singapore Botanic Gardens for you to sit and relax. On a dry day, you can even sit on the grass near the lakes and enjoy the beautiful surroundings there :)


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