Singapore is a South Asian tropical paradise. This small island state is home to a unique collection of flora and fauna. Despite being a city-state well known for its cosmopolitan lifestyle, areas in Singapore still remain pastoral.
Encapsulating a rich history of over 150 years the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a veritable must see for visitors of all ages. Home to an array of botanical and horticultural resources, it is designed over a territory of 52 hectares. This large horticultural masterpiece houses over thousands of varieties of plants and other botanical specimens. Conveniently located close to Orchard Road on Cluny Road, the gardens remain open for viewing until midnight and admission is free. At the Garden Souvenir shop, books on nature and other beautiful gift items are available for purchasing.
Visitors to the gardens will not only be entranced by its plant life. Other attractions on view are the tropical rainforest, the evolutionary story of plant life set in the Evolution Garden, the Ginger Garden and even a garden dedicated to children. The Visitor Centre, the food court and tea room are also other must-see destinations in the garden. The National Orchid Garden also caters to visitors wishing to experience fine dining. An exclusive French restaurant is also located close to the Visitor Centre.
Inside the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the National Orchid Garden housing one of the world’s important collections of orchid plants. Located at northern tip of the main gardens, this orchid enclosure contains a collection of over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids. This beautiful landscaped area showcases these delicate blooms in their entire splendor.
Visitors to the island in search of a Singapore 4 star hotel with modern facilities can choose from a variety of lodging options. Those seeking a Singapore hotel reservation will be assured of a personal touch should they stay in the Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore. Located a few minutes away from Singapore’s Central Business District, this boutique style hotel offers travellers both modern and comfortable amenities interspersed with its warm hospitality.