Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Singapore on A Budget - Botanic Gardens

The park is a huge land home to some very colorful and interesting plants - from trees to flowering plants to ferns to medicinal herbs and a whole lot more. It even has its own rainforest and heritage trees that are really towering and have been there for ages. It is a beautiful, beautiful place. Don't bother about the price though because it's free. If you opt to go to the National Orchid Garden, you need to pay $5 per adult. children 12 years and below are free to enter. Seniors and students pay only $1 each.

The park has a children's garden/playground which we didn't get to see either. But our host wanted to show us. I believe it would have been nice to go there too. and yes, it's also free.

One of the most relaxing and to me the most amazing thing in Singapore is its Botanic Gardens. It's about 15 minutes away from Orchard Road, but it is accessible by bus, by foot or by taxi.

I regret not having read about it ahead of time. I usually do so prior to our visits to other countries. However this year i thought we would have a slow paced vacation. It would have been interesting to take the rainforest trek which the park offers. Oh well, as we say, there's always a next time. Till then Singapore!

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