With a reputation of City in a garden, Singapore's Botanic Garden is a beautiful 82 hectare garden in the middle of bustling city.
Being one of the three gardens to be honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its a perfect recreational venue for jogging, pick nicking, or escaping the chaos.
Highlights of the Singapore Botanic Garden include The National Orchid Garden, SBG Heritage Museum, and the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
The Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is the first garden in Asia dedicated to little ones.
The aim of the garden is to teach and inspire kids with nature.
With a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds, budding naturalists can walk along the stream,climb the tree-houses, explore suspension bridge; gardeners can learn more about plants.
The National Orchid Garden
The National Orchid Garden boasts the world's largest orchid display, showcasing over 60,000 plants and orchids.
It is uniquely arranged to symbolize the four different seasons of the year:
Cream and yellow orchids stand for spring, while bold pinks and reds represent summer.
White is the main theme for winter, and purple and reds exhibit autumn.
Meanwhile, the SBG highlight the garden’s history, and its role in establishing Singapore’s early rubber, sugar palm and orchid industries.
Interesting facts about the Singapore Botanic Gardens
The National Orchid Garden has named over 200 VIP and celebrities orchids up to date just as its hybrid orchids after the likes of Elton John, Jackie Chan and Princess Diana.
The Tembusu tree on the back of the $5 note is based on an actual tree living in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.