If time permits or if you are nature lovers like us, check out the Singapore Botanic Gardens (awesome because it is free) and the National Orchid Garden (still great because it is cheap at just $5sd per adult). We took a wonderful morning walk through both. The gardens are really large. There is so much to see and there are so many cool spots to relax. Ryan a.k.a. Silly Monkey really enjoyed the walk of giants. It’s an elevated walk amongst the trees, and includes a rope hammock to jump, tumble, and play in. I was impressed with the National Orchid Garden. The colors and variety of orchids are picture perfect and even though we see orchids often enough back home we liked this little garden in a garden.
We saw monitor lizards both in the lake and on land. We don’t have these back home so we were a little jumpy (mostly Monkey) around them.
It was hot and humid on our walk so we ended our morning exercise with an early light lunch and refreshing beverages in the lovely Halia restaurant right in the middle of the park.
Getting to the Botanical Gardens is really easy on the MRT. Take either the Circle (Yellow) or Downtown (Blue) line to the Botanic Garden MRT Station.
- The Singapore Botanical Gardens is the first UNESCO Heritage site in SIngapore.
- It was inscribed as a Unesco Heritage Site in 2015.
- It is the only botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
- It’s Free.
- Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia provide 70% of the world’s rubber and we learned that it started with seeds in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.