Singapore is an urban jungle; a busy city that is full of interesting and unique tourist attractions to visit, exciting shopping destinations and much, much more. Singapore may be full of manmade attractions, but in the heart of the hustle and bustle is an unexpected paradise; the Singapore Botanical Gardens. Situated a short leap away from the busy, skyscraper filled district in Singapore, the Singapore Botanical Gardens is a beautiful natural paradise, where the sounds of the city fade away and you can step into a small but historical rainforest and nature preserve which ensured that Singaporeans and tourists alike appreciate the natural beauty that still exists in the city of Singapore.
The Singapore Botanical Gardens are an ideal attraction for a family looking for something more than the tall skyscrapers. The Gardens are divided into three parts; Tanglin, the heritage and historic section, Central, the tourist section and Bukit Timah which is the recreation and education section. Each of these sections or ‘cores’ offer numerous exciting and interesting activities that guarantee hours of fun for the whole family, all while learning about the beautiful plants that can be seen. Several of these fascinating species of plants also have a part in Singapore’s history, such as the Tembusu tree, which is reported to be almost 150 years old and was selected as one of the national heritage trees. In the months of May, June, October and November, the flowers on the Tembusu tree are in bloom and give off a beautiful fragrance, an experience that no tourist lucky enough to be in Singapore during that time should miss out on.
The Singapore Botanical Gardens offer full amenities for all those who visit, and tourists can definitely expect to enjoy themselves in these wonderful gardens. From sightseeing at the Swan Lake or Nature Gallery to picnicking at the Bukit Timah core, there are hundreds of things to do while visiting the Gardens. A visit to the Singapore Botanical Gardens is sure to be remembered for a lifetime, and it is an attraction not to be missed. For those who wish to take part of the garden home with them, the various shops situated in the gardens, such as the Garden Shop and the Library Shop offer visitors beautiful souvenirs of their time in the gardens.
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Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+