Known as a country full of green of nature, Singapore has a large number of parks and biological reserves. Apart from the well-known Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore also has many other amazing gardens and parks. Admission is free for all visitors. Let’s explore best parks and garden in Singapore with Living Nomads below.
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1. Mount Faber
Feeling on the top of the world
Located 100 meters above the sea level, Mount Faber Park is also the ideal place to watch the stunning scenery of nature and city, walk, and enjoy the nature.
You can come to Mount Faber by car or cable car from Sentosa Island. Singapore Cable Car offers a panoramic view of the city skyline of Singapore, the harbor, and Sentosa.
In addition, Mount Faber Park offers you many great dining options:
- Faber Bistro Restaurant: elegance and simplicity.
- Spuds & Aprons Restaurant: East-West cuisine.
- Meals on slings Sky Dining Cable Car: 3 or 4 fine meals in an intimate setting.
- Moonstone: outdoor café serving Tapas.
2. Southern Ridges
Admiring the vast landscape
Mount Faber Park; Telok Blangah Hill Park; or Kent Ridge Park
Southern Ridges Trail links the hills of Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, and Kent Ridge Park.
With its natural beauty and green space stretching 9km, Southern Ridges trail becomes an ideal place to stroll or ride a bike with the best space for a panoramic view of Singapore island, the harbor and the Island in the South.
The main highlights are:
- Henderson Waves – the highest walking bridge in Singapore: the distinctive bridge with curved shape connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park.
- Floral Walk along the Southern Ridges Trail: the famous site of botanical diversity with more than 100 species of plants and flowers & dust. This road leads to Hort Park, a garden center.
- Hilltop, Canopy, and Forest Walks: the bridge over the natural flora and fauna.
- The special secondary forest is known as Adinandra Belukar: opening up for you a wonderful scenery of the surrounding city, the port and the Islands in the South.
3. East Coast Park
Take a rest or have fun the seaside
Address: East Coast Park Service Road
With its proximity to the sea and is home to many recreational activities, East Coast Park has many restaurants, bars, and cafes. The cool sea breeze and the shade of trees that make East Coast Park become an ideal place to hold a picnic or barbecue.
Along the beach is a road for bike and jogging. If you like to explore further, you can also rent skates, bicycles, skateboards, cars 4 people. Along the coast, there are stalls for you to hold BBQ.
4. Singapore’s Chinese Garden
In harmony with nature
Address: The best Chinese Garden
Let’s relive the spiritual world of ancient China with a tour of a peaceful Chinese Garden. Garden architecture is designed in the style for the Chinese emperor of the North.
Majestic temples are set in the garden and are built to harmonize with the natural environment. You can immerse yourself in the peace while strolling along the winding trails and watching the mesmerizing beauty of layers of trees, rocks, and gentle streams.
This garden is connected to the Japanese Garden nearby by a bridge called “Pai Hung ch’i ao” or “White Rainbow Bridge“.
5. MacRitchie Reservoir Park
A journey across the rainforest
Address: Lornie Road
MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a favorite place of those who love trees, as well as sports enthusiasts. You can roam around the lakeshore or on the jogging track or participate in fitness points outdoors.
Surrounded by the lush vegetation, MacRitchie Reservoir Park has boarded walkways and trekking paths from 3km to 11km. If you are a nature lover, you can do your own expedition along the MacRitchie natural trail.
Besides the boarded street, the other attraction is HSBC Treetop Walk. In fact, this is the 250m-long freestanding suspension bridge between Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang, the two highest peak in MacRitchie forest.
6. Fort Canning Park
The best hill of Singapore
Address: River Valley Road
Located near the bustling Orchard Road, Fort Canning Park is a historic center, a place performing arts, and also a place for you to into nature.
Fort Canning Park formerly known as “Forbidden Hill” and used to be the capital of the Malay kings in the 14th century. Later, the park became an important military base during World War II.
The park attracts tourists thanks to artifacts like the Keramat Iskander Syah (sacred tomb area of Malay King) and Fort Gate – the remain of a fortress built in the 1860s. It is also famous for Spice Garden, ASEAN Sculpture Garden, and Battle Box War Museum.
7. Hort Park
The best Garden Centre of Singapore
Address: 33 Hyderabad Road
Hort Park is located on an area of 23 hectares. This park is linked to Kent Ridge Park and Telok Blangah Park to provide recreational activities, education, research, sales and gardening in the same structure. Hort Park is the home to many beautiful plants and a place to introduce visitors the garden designs.
Some attractions of this park are Butterfly Garden, Bamboo Labyrinth, Recycling Garden and Floral Walk. If you are a garden lover, you can buy gardening products in HortMart.
8. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Discover the natural beauty of the wetlands in Singapore
Address: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent
With an area of over 87 hectares, the wetlands are located in the northeast of Singapore, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a unique world class eco-tourism experience and a unique and sustainable center of wetlands preservation, biodiversity, and education.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is also the home to a rich and various. the population of wild flora and fauna. You will have a chance to watch the birds immigrate on their way to the Australian in winter.
You can observe sea crabs, lobsters, mudskippers in their natural habitats. if you want to watch the birds and animals from above, go to the observation points scattered around this peaceful park.
9. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Discover the oldest rainforest in Singapore
Address: 177 Hindhede Drive
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to the Singapore’s highest hill with the height of 163.63 meters and is the home to a huge population of animals, plants and insects. There are more than 500 species of animals and over 840 species of flowers.
Being one of the first forest reserves built in Singapore, the precious ground of this first tropical forests truly is a rich source of biodiversity.
It is always available for guided tours and bike trails outside the reserve. To protect the natural ecosystem of forests, picnic groups are not allowed to be over 30 people without a license, not allowed to feed the animals arbitrarily,… If you plan to visit this place, you should go to a team with a few people to enjoy the park in a more private space.
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