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Singapore Mass Rapid Transit

Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) is efficient, clean,  fast and very easy to navigate. My English-speaking mother and I were able to master the MRT within a day, and felt comfortable relying on it as a mode of transport within Singapore. It covers the major tourist attractions, comes regularly and is cost-effective. 



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Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are a wonderful piece of tradition against the modern gardens that Singapore boasts so loudly around Marina Bay. After seeing Gardens by the Bay, all artificially implanted with random varieties mixed together, it’s rather refreshing to see a natural progression of acclimated plants I’m their element. The orchid section is stunning and the grounds are huge. It’s not immediately in the city, so plan how you get there and back. We’ll worth it for the old, traditional collection of botanical specimens. The Gardens are a nice oasis, a calming place to retreat to within the hustle and bustle of Singapore City.  The specimens date back to 1859 and are UNESCO World Heritage listed. 


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National Orchid Garden, Sinagpore

The National Orchid Garden has such variety. All these different types flourish in the equatorial humidity, and the garden is well cared for. There are old specimens, traditional specimens, newer hybrids and show-winning displays. The park has a really nice atmosphere and is very accessible so it’s perfect for nature lovers and ordinary people alike.  

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Botanical Gardens, Singapore

The Botanic Gardens are impressive and extensive. After seeing Gardens by the Bay, all artificially implanted with random varieties mixed together, it’s rather refreshing to see a natural progression of acclimated plants I’m their element. The orchid section is stunning and the grounds are huge. It’s not immediately in the city, so plan how you get there and back. We’ll worth it for the old, traditional collection of botanical specimens.

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Cloud Forest, Singapore

The Cloud Forest is impressive. It’s a tall dome that regulates alpine temperatures to support mountain-top flora. It’s a welcome respite to the equatorial heat, and it boasts an excellent range of plants. Pitchers, orchids, ferns; not any that I expected to see in Singapore! 

It seems to be wheelchair accessible, with ramps and elevators. However it’s a huge area, as you spiral up through different altitudes to see the plants that grow there. Take your walking shoes and a bottle of water for sure.

All man-made, it’s wonderfully curated with sculptures dotted throughout. A brilliant day out in Gardens by the Bay.

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Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay is worth a day trip. See the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome if you want to see specialised flowers in climate controlled domes (which I highly recommend). Otherwise, the Gardens are a huge park, perfect for families, for picnics and for a day out. Often they’ll host events, like festivals, concerts or Christmas markets. It’s well cared for and iconic Singapore. 

Suggested itinery; train to Marina Bay Sands, grab a bite to eat in the shopping and food precinct therein. Maybe go ice skating too! Hit Gardens by the Bay, perhaps prebuy tickets to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest to avoid the queues. Definitely wear your walking shoes and stay hydrated, you’ll cover a lot of land today. Finish off at the Marina Bay Sands skypark  (heads up,  there’s an entry fee) and catch the sunset over Singapore. 

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Night Safari, Singapore

The Singapore Night Safari is fantastic! We used RMG Tours to get there (hotel pick-up and drop off included) so the night was hassle-free. The safari is brilliant, we skipped the queues and got onto a bus that looped around the park explaining all the enclosures. It’s really well run, newly renovated and an impressive layout.

I was hesitant at first because I naively wondered how different it would be from a generic zoo. Was I wrong! I was just so excited to see nocturnal animals out and about. Animals I’ve never seen before we’re active and lively in the dim lights of the park. Fishing cats, African hyenas, night birds, pangolins, mouse deer, wild pigs; a whole set of animals you’re aware of but haven’t seen in a daytime zoo. Bring your walking shoes and water, you’ll be running from enclosure to enclosure. 

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