One of the “greenest” cities in the world, Singapore is a great example of integrating nature into urban landscapes. Little wonder that it is known as the “Garden City” and has much to explore.
Parks & Nature Reserves
Hundreds of Singapore parks and green spaces offer places to enjoy nature amidst the cityscape. The Southern Ridges, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Mount Faber Park and Fort Canning Park, within a 5-minute drive from Ascott Orchard Singapore, are amongst such nature-filled areas.
One such attraction is the Singapore Botanic Gardens; over 150 years old, it is home to the National Orchid Garden and flora from around the world. For nature lovers staying at hotels or serviced apartments, Singapore short term accommodation is ideal for also visiting Gardens by the Bay with its SuperTree Grove, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome.
Amongst the most relaxing things to do in Singapore is to visit its therapeutic gardens which provide idyllic outdoor spaces that cater to social, psychological and physical needs. HortPark was the country’s first such therapeutic garden, while Choa Chu Kang Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park with their fragrant and edible plant sections are also worth visits.
Singapore has also integrated what is known as “skyrise greenery” in its urban landscapes. Designed with vertical and rooftop greenery, the skyscrapers, buildings and other structures are part of the city’s sustainable development initiatives and provide more green spaces where people can enjoy nature.