My kind of Tour – Singapore Botanic Gardens
Everybody have their own idea of how to enjoy vacations. For some, it means doing adventurous activities, while others enjoy theme parks. Some wants visiting famous buildings or museums. For others, it means trying out new cuisines.
For me, I really love visiting gardens and parks. My heart smiles seeing families and group of friends having picnic. Those couples holding hands or biking together and the kids running around. It’s very peaceful just watching the flowing water and enjoying beautiful sceneries. I also really love discovering different kinds of plants and being surrounded by friendly uncaged/untied animals. And its amazing that most of the time, these kinds of spots are free.
In my last stay in Singapore to visit my husband, I was able to check out this wonderful place. Ken and I walk around the garden the whole day, which I enjoyed a lot. But we were not able to visit every area (one of many reasons to come back). As of today, the garden is about 82 hectares in size.
Singapore Botanic Gardens is a tropical British garden located near the Orchard’s shopping district. This garden was inscribed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The garden is open from 5 in the morning to 12 midnight every day. There is no admission fee (yes, it’s free!), except for the National Orchid Garden located inside the main gardens.
How to get there:
Just get in the MRT Downtown Line (the train that runs from Bukit Panjang in the north-west to Expo in the east) and alight at Botanic Gardens station.