Does the busy megacity of Singapore need a breath of fresh air? Culture Trip has the definitive collection of parks, gardens and green areas that improve the health of your lungs.
Singapore is being more and more known for its interventions on the climate. The new city episode ends with a section profiled by Singapore as one of the key locations in the newly launched hit television show Planet Earth 2.
While it has nearly six million inhabitants on just over 700 km2, the city-state earned the so-called City in a garden thanks to its vast amount of greenery. It is one of the most populated regions in the world.
Pearl’s Hill City Park
Pearl’s Hill City Park in Singapore is the city park of Pearl’s Hill Terrace–an entirely secret oasis of calm and calm. Situated behind the Outram Park MRT Station, the hike up the hill is a quick one, where you can rest, appreciate lotus flowers, the pool and sometimes squirrel sightings, in the wooded environment.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay may be a favorite of local people and a must-see for any visitor in Singapore’s most renowned city. SuperTree Grove–18 steel pillars, the tallest of which rises to 16 levels and all are filled with plants and other foliage-dominates the area. Without a visit to the “Skywalk,” which links two of the highest SuperTrees and offers bird’s eye views over the whole area, a walk around the SuperTree Grove is not done. The Park’s main views are the Heritage Gardens, where the Flower Dome and Cloud Ecology Conservatories and the Marina Barrage have their plants unique to different geographical regions. Gardens by the Bay can be entered free of charge although the displays have entrance fees. The park is open between 5 am and 2 am and provides a fun and budget-friendly day.
Duxton Plain Park
Duxton Plain Park is a narrow and curved park between New Bridge Road and Yan Kit Road in the Chinatown district, flanked on both sides by shophouses. It is a special luxuriant twist on the classic Shophouse back alley, and has an old railway line from the venue. The residents and visitors alike have a peaceful break. A desolate Muslim graveyard even draws you by the park with the history and forces of the interred corpse.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
First established in 1859, The Singapore Botanic Gardens make it one of the oldest parks in Singapore and describe how such a large area has come into existence in the center of the busy city-state. The park has over 10,000 plant species and is one of the world’s largest breeding and orchid research centres. The park also has a relatively quiet area and houses a genuine host of jungle animals, including three-foot-long monitor lizards–but they are quite safe, don’t worry. The Botanical Gardens of Singapore is open every day from 5 am to 12 am. Entrance to the park is available.
The Istana park facing giant gates is available day by day, though entry to Istana’s lush gardens are restricted only to holidays. The highlight of the Park is the 26 m long Festival Arch which emerges out of a circular reflecting pool and is filled with tropical plant lines such as Heliconia and Dwarf Coconut Palm Trees. Take a look at shifting custody procedures (every month on the first Sunday)
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Park of Bishan is well established for the inhabitants of the districts of Bishan and Ang Mo Kio, but is barely seen on the tourist map. Situated in the middle of the housing of these suburbs, you might imagine Bishan Park to be just a play system, but nothing could go beyond the fact. The Bishan Park stretches 0.62 km2 and provides plenty of amenities for the public to appreciate, including a bike path, the meandering river promenade, bookable lawn areas, numerous dining options and even a spa.
Telok Ayer Green
The Telok Ayer Green is surrounded by the Thian Hock Keng Temple and the Nagora Durgha Shrine, two of the heritage buildings on Telok Ayer Road. This pocket park acts as a quiet refuge for office workers at midday and visitors who are searching for protection from busy roads to rest. The park was built in the contours of the initial shoreline, which is indicative of historical significance. A variety of sculptures will also be presented: a sampan (wooden boat) used for ferry merchandise, an Indian milk merchant and a parade of Chinese lanterns to reflect commerce and life in the early days of Singapore.