Singapore Botanic Gardens is definitely a place for my soul. 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. We were not able to visit every area, and that’s 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, which is SG$5.00 per person.
How to get in there:
The best way is to use the MRT circle line or the Downtown Line (the train that runs from Bukit Panjang in the north-west to Expo in the east) and alight at Botanic Gardens station. Click here for Singpore Transit Map
My overall experience here in Singapore Botanic Gardens is amazing. It honestly exceeded my expectation that this small country and a busy city has this beautiful kind of garden.
Other Beautiful Parks and Gardens in Singapore:
Here’s a list of other beautiful parks and gardens in Singapore that I loved and would love to visit:
- Telok Blangah Hill Park
- Jurong Lake Gardens
- Pasir Ris Park
- MacRitchie Reservoir
- East Coast Park
- Fort Canning Park
- Gardens by the Bay
- Japanese Garden
You may want to visit other places near Singapore, check out my travel diaries: