I visited Singapore for the first time in three and a half years. Actually, I used to live in Singapore for one and a half year to attend a business school. A reunion was held in Singapore, so that’s why I came back there. This times, I spent about a week going around Singapore to take as many photos as possible. In this article, I will write about Singapore Botanic Garden as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Fly to Singapore with Singapore Airlines
* Day 1 (2) Merlion Park
* Day 1 (3) Merlion Park (night view)
* Day 2 (1) National Gallery Singapore and Raffles Hotel
* Day 2 (2) ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer
* Day 2 (3) Marina Bay Sands
* Day 2 (4) Marina Bay Sands (night view)
* Day 3 (1) Singapore Botanic Garden [This article]
* Day 3 (2) Orchard Road
* Day 3 (3) Gardens by the Bay
* Day 3 (4) Gardens by the Bay (night view)
* Day 4 (1) Little India
* Day 4 (2) Chinatown
* Day 4 (3) Arab Street
* Day 5 (1) Singapore Zoo
* Day 5 (2) River Safari
* Day 5 (3) Clarke Quay (night view)
* Day 6 (1) National Museum of Singapore and Peranakan Museum etc.
* Day 6 (2) The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (night view)
* Day 7 (1) Sentosa Island: S.E.A. Aquarium etc.
* Day 7 (2) Sentosa Island: Merlion and Siloso Beach etc.
* Day 7 (3) Orchard Road (night view)
* Day 8 (1) Fly back home with Singapore Airlines
The 3rd day of my Singapore trip started. In the morning, I went to Singapore Botanic Gardens.
What is Singapore Botanic Gardens?
(from the official website)
Singapore Botanic Gardens is a tropical garden, which was founded at its current site in 1859. I have been to Singapore Botanic Gardens twice before. However, it has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2015, so I decided to visit it again.
Around Swan Lake
I started to walk around the garden from the Tanglin Gate.
There was Swan Lake near the gate.
As the name (Swan Lake) suggested, there was a statue of swans.
There were also real swans in the lake.
I saw many joggers there.
Judging from the size of people, you can guess how big the garden is.
Bandstand, which is the landmark of Singapore Botanic Garden.
Unfortunately, it was under construction.
National Orchid Garden
I arrived at National Orchid Garden.
National Orchid Garden is the largest orchid garden in the world and has a collection of more than 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchids. The admission to Singapore Botanic Gardens is basically free while that to National Orchid Garden is S$5.
First of all, here are some photos of orchids.
A rest space.
I saw several arch-like tunnels.
Something like a jungle.
Around Palm Valley
I left National Orchid Garden and moved to Palm Valley.
Along with Bandstand, which was under construction, photos of Palm Valley are often used to introduce Singapore Botanic gardens.
I saw a female group who made boxing exercise.
I went further.
There was Symphony Lake.
View from a rest space.
I found a pigeon.
This was Symphony Stage. I returned to Palm Valley.
I think this area is really picturesque.
Then, I stopped by Bandstand and
I left Singapore Botanic Gardens.
That’s it for the article about Singapore Botanic Gardens as part of Day 3. Since Singapore Botanic Gardens is so huge, it takes more than half a day to go over the whole place and I just went around the south of the garden due to time constraint. If I have another chance to visit Singapore Botanic Gardens again, I will walk around the rest of the area.
Talking of botanical gardens in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay, which was opened in June 2012, has been getting attention due to its future-oriented facilities while it seems Singapore Botanic Gardens has had less presence. However, Singapore Botanic Gardens has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2015 and receiving attention again. So, I would recommend tourists visited both gardens, if possible 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Orchard Road, the largest shopping area in Singapore.