Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but cheer up guys, there are a lot of great tourist places in Singapore that are for FREE! Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of them, and based on travel reviews, this park is even on the top 5 travel destinations in Singapore.
A lot may say that Singapore is too man-made, well you haven’t explored it a lot then. There are so many National Parks in Singapore. Actually their target is for Singapore to be known as the Garden City. They want to offer their residents a lifestyle where city-living can go hand in hand with nature. And of course, tourists can enjoy these parks as well, for FREE.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 74-hectare botanical garden which offers an array of botanical and horticultural attractions. They also offer educational and recreational facilities inside the park.
The garden is open to the public from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every single day of the year for FREE except for the National Orchid Garden which is charging a modest fee.
Let me share some of our photos:
This park is ideal for a leisurely walk, a relaxing time with friends and love ones. Can’t wait to bring our kids here soon!
How to get here:
The Park is located in central Singapore and just 5 minutes from Orchard Road. Visitors can access the Gardens via its three major entrances: Tanglin Gate, Nassim Gate and Bukit Timah Gate.
By bus alighting at Napier/Holland Road (Tanglin Gate)
SBS Transit 7, 105, 123, 174,174e
SMRT 75, 77, 106, NR8
Nearest MRT Station : Orchard MRT (North-South Line) and a 5-min bus ride to Tanglin Gate.
By bus alighting at Bukit Timah/Dunearn Road (Bukit Timah Gate or Jacob Ballas Childrens Garden)
SBS Transit 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170
SMRT 67, 171
Nearest MRT Station : Botanic Gardens MRT Station (Circle Line)
There are taxi drop-off/pick-up points at all major entrances.
Parking is available at:
Botany Centre, Tanglin Gate (via junction of Holland/Napier Road)
Visitor Centre, Nassim Gate (via junction of Nassim/Cluny Road)
Raffles Building (via junction of Evans/Cluny Road)
Visitor Centre, Jacob Ballas Childrens Garden (via Bukit Timah Road)
Cluny Park Gate (via Cluny Park Road)
Along Tyersall Avenue (coupon parking)