Singapore Botanic Gardens

Morning thunderstorms did not deter me from taking a bus up to the botanic gardens.

The grounds are extensive and cover 183 acres. It is open from 5:00am to 12:00 midnight and it is free!

I entered from the southwest entrance and meandered around until I reached Swan Lake, featuring actual swans of course! Nearby was also a wetlands area with walking paths.

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Nearby was a bonsai garden, a ginger garden, a healing garden and so many other gardens!

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A VIP orchid hall features orchid hybrids that are then named after famous visitors to Singapore (for instance Prince William and Princess Kate after their visit a few years ago).

A larger orchid center (this is the only place that you have to pay for in the whole park) feature an enormous amount of orchids. They colors, shapes, and sizes were breathtaking. I highly recommend it!

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Also featured in the park was a rainforest walk, a cool house (for cooler climate plants), a mist house, and an outdoor concert hall.

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One thing that was prevalent throughout my visit were the bugs. And not in the way you might think as they weren’t biting me. You could hear them everywhere! A constant buzz that drowned out any sounds of the city. It made me feel one with nature and my surroundings.

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