PARKS & NATURE RESERVES
GARDENS BY THE BAY
Gardens By The Bay is a national garden and premier horticultural attraction for local and international visitors, It is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry that presents the plant kingdom in a whole new way, entertaining while educating visitors with plants seldom seen in this part of the world, ranging from species in cool, temperate climates to tropical forests and habitats.
With its award-winning cooled conservatories and iconic Supertrees, Gardens By The Bay has placed Singapore squarely on the international map and is a source of national pride. Within Flower Dome, the ever-changing floral displays including crowd favourites such as Tulipmania, Orchid Extravaganza and Blossom Beats bring the beauty and diversity of the plant kingdom to life for all to enjoy.
18 Marina Gardens Drive
9.00am - 9.00pm - Daily
Last ticket sale: 8.00pm
Last admission: 8.30pm
HOW TO GET THERE
Circle Line or Downtown Line
- Alight at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16)
- Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway
-Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay
East West Line
- Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15)
- Take Exit C and head towards bus stop no. 03223 located at International Plaza, Anson Road
- Hop onto bus no. 400 and alight at bus stop no. 03371 along Marina Gardens Drive
The Singapore Botanic Gardens, founded in 1859, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2015 and is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is the first in Asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following Orto botanico di Padova and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This 74-hectare garden is a key recreational park and national tourist destination as well as a leading tropical and horticultural institution. Its extensive collection of over 60,000 plants includes the National Orchid Garden, the most comprehensive collection of tropical orchids in the world. Besides displaying some of the country’s most beautiful flora and fauna, this tropical garden provides a restful respite from the bustling city. The Botanic Gardens is located in central Singapore and just five minutes away from Orchard Road (Singapore's main shopping street).
1 Cluny Road
5am to 12 midnight Daily
Free (except National Orchid Garden)
Experience nature in its pristine form at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is a mere 12 km from the bustling city centre. By virtue of Singapore’s location on the equatorial belt, the reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems. Visitors will see an astonishing variety of plant, animal and insect life, typical of a humid equatorial climate.
End of Hindhede Drive
Nature Reserve - 7am to 7pm Daily
Exhibition Hall - 8am to 5.30pm Daily
67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961
Alight at Jalan Anak Bukit Road, opposite Beauty World Centre (Bus stop ID: 42109), or Alight at Upper Bukit Timah Road, opposite Bukit Timah Shopping Centre (Bus stop ID: 42091)
Alight at Beauty World MRT Station, take Exit A
SUNGEI BULOH WETLAND RESERVE is Singapore’s only protected wetland nature park and home to over 500 species of animals and plants. Take a trip out of the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the beauty and wonders of nature at Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park. Discover rich biodiversity as you wander through the wetlands with an extensive mangrove forest of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
60 Kranji Way, #01-00, Singapore 739453
301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
Tel: +65 67941401
7am to 7pm Daily
HOW TO GET THERE
Mondays to Saturdays
Board SMRT Bus 925 from Kranji MRT Station. Alight at Kranji Reservoir Carpark B. Walk across the road to the Visitor Centre.
Sundays and Public Holidays
Board SMRT Bus 925 from Kranji MRT Station. The bus stops at the Wetland Centre entrance. Please note that SMRT Bus 925 operates only from Woodlands Interchange on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Kranji Express operates daily starting from 8.30 am and ending at 5.45 pm from Kranji MRT Station
CHEK JAWA WETLANDS
One of Singapore's richest ecosystems, Chek Jawa is a unique natural area where six major habitats meet and mix. Visitors can now conduct their own DIY tour of Chek Jawa every day of the week. The amenities, including a visitor centre with a viewing jetty, over 1 kilometres of boardwalk (Mangrove and Coastal Loops), and a 20 metre tall Jejawi Tower, are part of a long-term sustainable visitor management plan to protect the rich biodiversity. Planning your visit Chek Jawa is an intertidal area, with various ecosystems unveiled at low tides of 0.5 metres and below. Do refer to the tides table when you plan a visit to avoid disappointment. You can also visit www.nparks.gov.sg for their guided tours. As demand for the guided tours is high, please book early to avoid disappointment.
8.30am to 6.00pm
Upon arrival at the Ubin jetty, visitors can hire a van or rent a bicycle from the main village. For the more adventurous, a walk to Chek Jawa would take about 40 minutes. Visitors can either cycle or hire a vehicle to get to Chek Jawa Wetlands. For the safety of visitors, bicycles and vehicles will have to be parked at designated lots near Punai Hut. Do remember to ask for a bicycle lock when you rent your bicycle.