5 pm Nature lovers, rejoice! Apart from the glass and steel towers, Singapore has pockets of green that are gorgeous. The Orchid Garden located on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens (now a UNESCO heritage site) is one such place. It houses 60,000 orchid plants consisting of 1000 species and more than 2,000 hybrids on three hectares of carefully landscaped slopes. You could walk around and relax with a cup of coffee and some cake that you can pick up from a bakery or café nearby. Another option is to walk/cycle by the river and cross all the quays.
Botanical Gardens - We took the MRT from Yishun to Botanical Gardens. First thing we did is to fetch MRT map in English, second is buy Ezlink cards that give us an access to MRT, buses etc. through one card. The garden is huge. You atleast need half a day or a full day based on your interest. Lack of sleep and too much travelling was calling my body to rest so we lasted here for not more than 2 hours. The place is very interesting and neat with a lake inside. Very country like! Then we headed to Mustafa Centre.
The only botanic garden in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every single day of the year, and does not charge an admission fee, except for the National Orchid Garden.This is the place where one can spend some peaceful time. It includes National Orchid Garden, Rainforest, Evolution Garden, Ginger Garden, Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.