Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the best places to visit if you are to spend your vacation in Singapore. It is said to be part of UNESCO World Heritage site and is already 160 years old tropical Singapore Garden. As part of it the whole park has an area of 82 ha. It also offers different several attractions within this Singapore Botanic Gardens.
As part of it, the whole garden offers trails for leisurely hikes, guided tours and even workshops.
The main highlight of this park is their National Orchid Garden.
SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569 (National Orchid Garden is located inside Singapore Botanic Gardens)
Admission Fee: The garden is free for general areas inside.
Open Hours: 5AM – Midnight (Daily) for Botanic Gardens and 08:30AM – 7PM (Daily) for National Orchid Garden
HOW TO GO TO SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
By Singapore MRT Station
The nearest MRT Station is the Botanic Gardens MRT (Circle Line & Downtown Line) and just walk towards the garden.
You may ride SBS Bus Transit Line 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156 or SMRT Bus Line 67, 171.
But I suggest to just ride the MRT as it is much faster and convenient.
GOING AROUND SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
As the whole garden is really big, it will take you up to 4 hours or less depending on you to be able to finish it. Yet even though the whole garden is big, you’ll not get bored because the whole place is really beautiful. For me the best time to go there is 8:30AM until around 10:00AM and during late afternoon. Since sometimes it really gets so hot and humid in Singapore.
NATIONAL ORCHID GARDEN
Admission Fee: SGD 5.00 per Adult (Free for children below 12 years).
Make sure to go to National Orchid Garden just inside Singapore Botanic Gardens. You’ll really appreciate the whole garden when you visit this place. Everything is really beautiful, from flowers up until to different kind of plants.
When I am inside the National Orchid Garden I feel like I am inside a fairy land because everything seems to look so magical. Imagine for only SGD 5.00 you’ll get the chance to see different kind of Orchids. Most of the Orchids inside are rare and cannot be found easily in other places.
TIPS IN VISITING SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
It is a must to wear comfortable shoes since you’ll need to walk a lot.
Wear sunscreen if you plan to explore more outside the sun.
Bring with you an insect repellent as well to prevent insect bites.
Always bring water to stay hydrated.
You may also bring picnic mats and snacks with you if you want to spend a longer time inside the garden.