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Singapore Botanic Gardens – A Walk to Remember

It had been a good 5 years since the husband and I visited the Singapore Botanic Gardens. It just felt invigorating to take a walk through nature that is quite untouched, as opposed to the Gardens by the Bay which is more man-made and commercialised (not that we dislike it but both gardens are way different and impressive in their own individual style).

The moment we stepped into the garden, serenity and calmness surrounded us. It was a truly therapeutic experience. We saw familiar sights and then started reminiscing the good old times. We found new routes to explore too so that brought us on another adventure.

Singapore Botanic Gardens: Eco Lake

Eco Lake

Singapore Botanic Gardens: Terrapins in the lake

Terrapins in the lake

When I walked closer to the bank, I realised there were really plenty of terrapins or tortoises in the water. Was pretty amused when I saw their heads bobbing on the water in rhythm.

The ducks and the pigeons were best mates

The ducks and the pigeons were best mates

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These two fellows were the busiest of the lot

It could hold its breath underwater for quite a while!

It could hold its breath underwater for quite a while!

Swan Lake

And this was what they did for minutes right in front of me – foraging for munchies in the same spot!

These lovely black swans were so used to being around people that they would just walk past us like nobody’s business.

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden where we were denied entry because we are not kids!

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden where we were denied entry because we are not kids!

The Love & Peace flower by Ana Tzarev

The Love & Peace flower by Ana Tzarev

Foliage Garden

Entrance to Foliage Garden

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Stunning!

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The husband caught sight of these humongous fungi at the bottom of a tree

Raining mangoes at Evolution Garden

Raining mangoes at Evolution Garden

There was some maintenance work going on at Evolution Garden and mangoes were just everywhere!

Casa Verde Restaurant

Casa Verde Restaurant

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Just look at how tall these trees were! We all looked like dwarves!

Symphony Lake

Symphony Lake

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I must be hungry when I saw these giant lotus leaves because I thought they resembled ‘mee chiam kueh’ in the pan lol

A mini waterfall

A mini waterfall

Inside the cave

Inside the cave

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Swan Lake

Swan Lake

It didn’t take us long to walk round the entire garden but we probably spent the most time at this lake because I was (secretly) feeding bread to the fishes and turtles here. Oops! And while doing that, we saw plenty of koi, really huge catfishes as well as a snapping turtle! Anyway I was too busy feeding to take pictures, lol. It was just pure fun!

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is open from 5.00am to 12.00am daily. Admission is free except for the National Orchid Garden with an entry fee of $5.00 per adult. The lawn is a perfect place for picnics and frisbee throwing which I’d probably do next time. Anyone who wants a piece of nature, you know where to go.

Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road
Website
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4 Comments

  • smurf says:

    Hi Geri 🙂 The photographs are Beautiful. I was especially fascinated by the swan photos.

  • CL says:

    I went back to singapore 2 years ago and wanted to visit the botanical garden. Unfortunately, we got lost and couldn’t find our way there. Looking at these pictures make me want to go back again, and this time not get lost on the way to botanical garden! All your pictures look beautiful

    • Geri Tan says:

      Hi CL, thanks for stopping by. It’s really convenient to get to the Botanic Gardens now as the train station is located next to it. Hopefully you will get a chance to visit Singapore again soon 🙂

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