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Singapore Botanic Garden – A nature’s gift to mankind

By Krishnamoorthy V - May 6, 2020
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Located just at the southern tip of Malaysia, Singapore boasts of being a vibrant city-state that has a mix of different cultures with a Singaporean twist. The small country is known as one of the highest tourist footfalls in Asia. Apart from fine dining, activities, and the hustle and bustle of the city, Singapore also has a calmer, leisurely side. The country is a paradise for anyone who would like to travel to experience the best of both worlds. One day you could be sitting on the Singapore flyer marveling over the Panoramic view of the city the next day you could get immersed with Mother Nature. One such wonderland not to miss would be the Singapore Botanic Garden.

This 156-year-old Unesco World Heritage Site plays a major role in the history of the culture and architecture of Singapore. Isn’t it interesting that a garden attracts so many tourists? This one surely does with over 4 million visitors across the globe year on year basis. If you want to know more about this hotspot… Read on…

entrance to the botanic garden
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Founded in the year 1859, This tropical garden is a popular attraction among the locals and Nature enthusiasts. The history of this spectacle dates back to 1822 when the first “ Botanical and Experimental Garden “ was established by the father of modern Singapore Sir Stamford Raffles. This garden was closed in 1829 and opened 30 years later by the  Singapore agri-horticultural society with a grant of 32 hectares of land from the Govt. Currently spread across 82 hectares of land, This garden is the home for over 10,000 different species of plants and flowers. 

The garden has its own in house tropical rainforest making it one of the only two cities in the world to have a rainforest within its limits. Along with its gorgeous flowers and tall trees, the garden also has a beautiful lake which makes it a peaceful place to visit and experience nature at its best. The garden hosts many events annually which must not be missed, This includes musical concerts, Light shows, etc. 

pathway at the botanic garden
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When visiting the Singapore Botanic Garden, The VIP garden which is situated behind the Burkin Hall creates a sense of excitement as it has a wonderful display of the finest orchids and hybrids in the Whole world. Some of these fine orchids have been named after celebrities who have visited this garden including Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher, Japanese emperor Akihito, and Queen Elizabeth II. 

If you are a nature lover and would like to visit a location that holds worldwide essence, Then be sure to add the Singapore botanical garden to your bucket list.  Plan your very own itinerary to the city of Singapore with Pickyourtrail. You can also choose the available packages to Singapore

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