Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Singapore Botanic Gardens

During the Jubilee weekend, we made a trip to Singapore Botanic Gardens, which has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site! It was meaningful to visit there as part of SG50 celebration.

We took MRT and alighted at Botanic Gardens Station (Circle Line), and walked about 1.9 km along Cluny Park Way to reach National Orchid Garden.

The children were tired after for walking some distance, but they were re-charged again when I passed them my camera to take photos of the beautiful orchids.









What were the children looking at? They found some cute ducklings inside the bush!



They also spotted two swans in Swan Lake.



We continued to walk towards Tanglin Gate, just to take a photo with this!




We walked for a total of 3+ km in 1+ hours! I was glad that the weather was not too hot that day, and it was quite a nice stroll in the garden! When the children are older, it would be more interesting to explore the gardens using Singapore Botanic Gardens online trail guides!

Other than National Orchid Garden and Swan Lake, do check out Jacob Ballas Children Garden (with water play area) and Food for Thought (with a small outdoor playground) at Singapore Botanic Gardens too!


Singapore Botanic Gardens
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Website: https://www.sbg.org.sg/

How to get there:

Tanglin Gate - SBS Transit buses 7, 105, 123, 174,174e or SMRT buses 75, 77, 106, NR8

Bukit Timah Gate - Botanic Gardens MRT station (Circle Line), or SBS Transit buses 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170, or SMRT buses 67, 171

If you are driving, the carparks are located at the following places -
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)
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (via Bukit Timah Road)
Cluny Park Gate (via Cluny Park Road)
Along Tyersall Avenue (coupon parking)

Parking rate is SGD0.02 per minute from 7 a.m. to 10.30 p.m., maximum SGD 2 from 7 p.m. to 10.30 p.m., and SGD 1 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Admission to Singapore Botanic Gardens: Free

Admission to National Orchid Garden:  SGD5 for adult, SGD1 for students as well as seniors 60 years old and above, and free for children below 12 years.


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18 comments :

  1. That's quite a fair bit of walking! I remember taking long walks in Botanical gardens when I was pregnant! There was once I thought I’d never make it back out to the bus stop to get home! Lol.

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    1. You managed to walk such long distance during pregnancy!

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  2. Another beautiful and unforgettable park for my children! Your lovely pictures made me want to visit Singapore Botanic Gardens once again :-)

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  3. There are ducklings there! Must have been the attraction of the day for the kids! :)

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    1. They were excited to see the ducklings!

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  4. Aww I wanted to go visit the Orchid Gardens when it had free entry but missed it :P

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  5. We love SBG too. Really missing the gardens and long walks/scooting around there. I didn't know there were ducklings!

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    1. We also didn't expect to see ducklings there!

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  6. Wow! Well done to your two kids for walking that whole way. There really is so much to see at SBG.

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    1. They were exhausted after the walk, and we headed to another place after that!

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  7. I love the Orchid Gardens, especially the cooled conservatory!

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    1. I think we missed the cooled conservatory, as we were rushing off to catch the performance by Black Knights!

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  8. Long time since I last went to the botanical gardens!! Looks like the children area is an interesting place to bring the kiddos to!

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    1. We also have not visited the children garden for quite some time!

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  9. It's been such a long time since I've been to the Singapore Botanic Gardens with all this haze! Hopefully, we'll get some clear weekend days to go soon!

    ~ Audrey @SAys! Happy Mums

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    1. Hope the haze go away soon, so we can enjoy the outdoor activities!

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