Picnics, Parks & Gardens in Singapore

Singapore's national parks and gardens give nature lovers plenty of opportunity to get in amongst the greenery and wildlife. Particularly unique to Singapore are the areas of preserved rainforest, reservoirs and wetlands – a far cry from the concrete jungle usually associated with the built-up city. But then it isn't called the Garden City for nothing.

The Botanic Gardens should not be missed. Just a 15-minute walk from Orchard Road, this tranquil spot with its sloping lawns, lakes, fountains and sculpture gardens make a welcome respite from the retail frenzy. It is also home to the fantastic National Orchid Garden, with over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids of orchid to admire. Further afield to the West of the city (but easily accessible by MRT) is the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, with the spectacular Bonsai garden and plenty of picturesque spots for quiet reflection.

If you're looking for a more active experience, then both the MacRitchie Reservoir Park and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve offer plenty of rugged walking trails in amongst the rainforest. The highlight of the MacRitchie Reservoir Park is the HSBC Treetop Walk, a freestanding 250m-long suspension bridge giving a bird's-eye view of the rainforest canopy, while Bukit Timah is the highest point in Singapore.

In the far north of Singapore you'll find the Sungeil Buloh Wetland reserve, where the mangrove boardwalks give plenty of opportunity for bird viewing, particularly during the migratory season of September to March – and you may even be lucky enough to spot a crocodile! A short boat ride will bring you to Pulau Ubin, where you can hire a bike to explore the trails and see what Singapore used to look like before the cranes and construction companies moved in.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

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1 Cluny Road
Main entrance at corner of Cluny Rd and Holland Rd

Plethora of South-east Asian Plants... read more

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MacRitchie Reservoir

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Off Lornie Road

Take a trek through the Rainforest... read more

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

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177 Hindhede Dr

Singapore's Highest Point... read more

Chinese & Japanese Gardens

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1 Chinese Garden Rd

Two Distinct Landscapes... read more

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Pulau Ubin

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Near Changi Village
Off the North Eastern end of Singapore

Snapshot Of Singapore In 60's... read more

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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301 Neo Tiew Crescent

Explore the wildlife amongst the Mangroves...
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Southern Ridges Walk

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An urban walk in the rainforest... read more

East Coast Park

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Along East Coast Parkway
East Coast Pkwy

The Sun, Sand, Sea & Much More!... read more

Sentosa Beaches

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Sentosa (southern coastline)

Three-in-one Beach-lovers' Paradise... read more

Mandai Orchid Garden

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200 Mandai Lake Road

Singapore's Biggest Commercial Orchid Garden...
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