Not far from the city center, on the territory of the reserve is the Singapore Botanical Garden and the National Orchid Garden. The Orchid Garden is the main attraction of the Botanical Garden.
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Botanical Garden in Singapore
The Singapore Botanic Gardens pleases a large number of tourists with the diversity of its flora all year round. It occupies a huge area of about 82 hectares. It has many secluded paths, lakes and orchards. This garden is the largest in all of Asia..
Not so long ago, the botanical garden was included in the UNESCO list and received the status of a World Heritage Site. This status is given to him by right. The reserve is over 150 years old and it is a magnificent place. The Botanical Garden is considered the only garden in the world that is open from 5 am to midnight every day.
If time permits, set aside an entire day to visit the garden. You can have a wonderful picnic in one of the well-groomed green meadows. The garden has three lakes connected by beautiful secluded trails. Freshwater turtles can be seen in the cleanest lakes. There is a swan lake and of course majestic swans live in it. You will meet a huge number of interesting sculptures in the meadows and among the trees of the reserve.
Here, you can walk through the real jungle, meet various animals. Monkeys and birds live in the garden, sometimes lizards cross the paths. Remember that feeding animals and birds is prohibited in Singapore, you will receive a fine for feeding.
There is a tropical forest on the territory. The tallest trees are connected by bridges. You can take good photos with the jungle in the background. It is also home to the world's largest orchid garden with 1200 species and 2000 hybrids. This orchid garden houses the world's largest collection of these beautiful flowers. The entrance to the garden is paid, but the size of the fee does not really hit the wallet. There is a ginger garden next to the orchid garden. It features plants of the ginger family. The garden has a restaurant serving ginger dishes. There is still an alley of palm trees.
Children will be interested in visiting an ecological attraction. The attraction is a tree house and a trail consisting of jumps, suspension bridges, etc. There are also 2 thematic gardens: «Plants and people» and «Plants and planet». They are an important part of the educational program. Here, children will be told about the importance of plants in the world and their participation in our lives..
It is best to lay the whole day for a walk in the garden. If you are running out of time, then you can walk at a fast pace, then it will take about 3 hours. When you get there, you don't want to go out anymore.
Despite the fact that the entrance to the garden itself is free, you will not see crowds of people here. This is a quiet, calm and well-groomed place, perfect for relaxing and walking with children. There are several cozy restaurants on the territory, and concerts are held on holidays. The garden is not only visited by tourists. Locals also like to walk in the garden, take a break from the bustle of the city, have a picnic with children or play with pets..
Garden opening hours: daily from 5 am to midnight. the entrance is free.
Entrance to the children's area (Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden) is also free.
Opening hours: from 8 am to 7 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Entrance fee to the orchid garden is SGD 5 per adult.
Free for children under 12.
The garden is open from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. The last ticket is sold until 18:00.
On the map
Map of the Bukit-Timakh reserve and bot garden