|Free Things To Do in Singapore | Botanic Gardens|
|Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00|
Green and Free Things To Do in Singapore Reviewing by fellow travelers as one of the top 10 must-see in Lion City, Botanic Gardens also goes into the list of top 10 free things to do in Singapore! A hidden sanctuary away from urban life, Singapore Botanic Gardens is a well-landscaped park. Residence to several gorgeous gardens, it is also home to both native and alien collections of plants, birds, reptiles and some little mammals. To call it a garden is certainly understatement. Singapore Botanic Gardens is huge, extends over 64 hectares and without you know it, the size will soon need a tram to get around!
Getting to this picturesque gardens is a breeze if you have a pair of strong legs. Hop on MRT (Circle Line) and alight at Botanic Gardens (CC19). It takes you right to the door as you exit the station at north of Botanic Gardens. You can see Eco Lake after a short stroll. To reach the Visitor's Centre, it takes about 10 minutes of brisk walk. Read signs that are planted at every little junctions, they should be good enough to navigate your ways in this huge green lung.
If time is all you have, then I would suggest you to start early in the morning. Join the stroller club, avid joggers or watch folks practicing Tai Chi as the music of nature entertains you. Walk to the furthermost gardens near Tanglin Gate, down south to Botany Centre. You can see Swan Lake, Sundial Garden and Bandstand, these are themes gardens that have been around for decades. The place you can gaze at the treasures of Singapore Botanic Gardens. A rim of yellow rain trees and stage from the past namely Bandstand that boosts Victorian Heritage are certainly something you do not want to miss. I love this spot, it is as if autumn in the tropics! Catch stunning sculptures includes Lady on a Hammock, Swing Me Mama and Girl on a Bicycle. They are sprinkling over this area with each is tagged, also crediting to the genius sculptors and donors.
Free Things To Do in Singapore on Weekends Next head to Ginger Gardens and take a sip of the garden-kitchen's ginger tea as you unwind at Halia Restaurant. National Orchid Garden is located adjacent to it. Home to an amazing collection of hybrid orchids, the admission is $5 and this is the only place in Singapore Botanic Gardens that you need to fork out cash. Worth visiting for the fans of orchid and photography. If you stick to free things to do in Singapore, then hit straight to Palm Valley Road. This trail feasts your eyes on heritage trees, well-manicured lawns, Symphony Lake and floating stage. Being there on the weekends is a plus, you could be entitled to musical gatherings and happening events at no charge!
Free Things To Do in Singapore For KidsAfter seeing half of the Singapore's national park, take a break near Visitor's Centre that is set up in lush tropical atmosphere surrounded by palm trees and a few restaurants. Fill up your drinking water, empty your bladder and enjoy your lunch while refreshing. And they have a 'green' baby room for diapering and breastfeeding. Next, check out Evolution Garden that takes you on a journey through time before proceed to Healing Garden. Never leave Singapore Botanic Gardens without visiting Jacob Ballas Children's Garden but admission is permitted only if you are accompanied by a child of 12 years old or below. Absolutely a great place to end your day, it also one of free things to do in Singapore for kids!
|Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2012 01:21|