The Singapore Botanic Gardens were founded in the middle of the nineteenth century and have been attracting visitors ever since. They provide a tranquil natural haven within the chaos of city life. You can easily spend a day wandering around the 74 hectares of gardens, and I would really recommend taking a picnic to enjoy on the banks of Symphony Lake or on the beautiful green lawns of Palm Valley. During the summer, Palm Valley is often full of families enjoying the natural surroundings, and is often a venue for outdoor concerts.

The National Orchid Garden is probably the most impressive part of the Botanic Gardens. It is the only part which you have to pay an admission fee to enter but it is well worth it. The site stretches across 3 hectares and is home to more than 1000 species of orchids. The colours are a feast for the eyes.

There is also a tropical rainforest attraction which is roughly 6 hectares in area. This rainforest is particularly special as it is only one of two in the world which are contained within the limits of a city (the other being the Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro).

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Tel: +65 6471 7138
Opening Hours: 5:00am – Midnight (365 days a year)
Website: www.sbg.org.sg