The Singapore Botanic Garden is a star attraction for the sophisticated traveler.
With more than 150 years, it is a true green oasis in the center of the island. In 2015 it has been distinguished as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Singapore Botanic Garden was established in 1859 by the Agro-Horticultural Society, passed to the government in 1874.
Strolling through the Singapore Botanic Garden you learn and enjoy the wonderful nature of the equatorial climate. More than 36,000 species of plants can be observed, including the distinctive tree of this geographical area: Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans); one of these specimens is more than 170 years old and is portrayed in the S$5 Singapore bill.
In the Singapore Botanic Garden it is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and walk, ito explore several routes of the different paths inside the park:
Getting lost, is also a very good choice in this place.
National Orchid Garden, home to more than 600 varieties of Orchids, native and hybrid species. A real gift to the eyes and spirit!.
Swan Lake, beautiful lake, home to two spectacular white swans brought from Amsterdam.
Singapore Botanic Garden Heritage Museum, 240 m2 built in 1921, which was used as an office and laboratory of the museum director, now serves as a showcase of the history of this magnificent park. Old photographs, laboratory utensils, rare and old books of botany, paintings of plants, etc. are observed there.
Also free guided tour are available!