Every girl loves flowers. Be it on a bouquet or planted on the ground, flowers mesmerize me for some reasons. Who else loves flowers? Rachel! When my very pretty and good friend Rachel visited Singapore, we checked out Singapore’s famous Botanic Garden. We took pictures which sole purpose is to make our moms jealous for seeing a wide collection of orchids. . It’s like telling your younger sister you had a close encounter with the One Direction, and the face of her jealousy amuses you much. . Haha. .
Botanic Gardens in Singapore is one of the best parks in Asia. I wanted to see though the parks in Japan or South Korea when the cherry blossom blooms or when the leaves turn orange-to-red during autumn. Hehe. . Anyways. . This well-organized attraction at the heart of the city asks no admission fee, free for all!. The only time you have to pay though is at the National Orchid Garden. But with just S$5, I bet you’ll agree that the fee is unbelievably affordable for what it showcases. The Orchid Garden is a mandatory tourist attraction in Singapore if you’re crazy gaga over orchids. . Aside from the jaw-dropping collection of orchids, the free park that’s 183 acres wide offers a number of themed gardens and a wide grassy land where you can enjoy picnics, frisbee, or playing with your dogs. The green park offers a very nice background for your wedding/pre-nuptial photography too. . 🙂
With lots of laughing, goofing around and catching up, the highlights of my tour with Rachel includes the the orchid garden, the waterfalls, the creepy humongous trees, feeding the turtles, the relaxing musical concert on the Symphony Stage and, wait for it, the DOGS! We saw lots of dog lovers at the park and they were too kind to let Rachel take pictures of them. They were soooo adorable with the playing catch and all. .
You can either take the (1) Red line and alight at Orchard station then ride a bus going to the park or (2) take the yellow line and alight at the Holland Village then ride a bus. Just use google maps or gothere.sg for the details of the directions. The easiest way is take a cab though, duh?! haha. . Don’t worry about getting lost, I think all corners in Singapore has been carefully planned (wink!). Hehe. . It’s because clear directions going to the nearest MRT or tourist attractions are almost everywhere which makes Singapore tourist friendly. . So Rachel, when are you gonna come back? You haven’t seen the Gardens by the Bay!!! 🙂