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.
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.
These lovely black swans were so used to being around people that they would just walk past us like nobody’s business.
There was some maintenance work going on at Evolution Garden and mangoes were just everywhere!
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.