Singapore Botanic Gardens
This is the third in a series of photo essays featuring my visits to cultural attractions here in Singapore. You can also read about my days spent at the National Gallery of Singapore and the Ancient Civilizations Museum. Visiting the Botanic Gardens was a special treat. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site and is currently celebrating a 160-year anniversary. It is located in the heart of Singapore and covers over 200 acres, making it difficult to see in just one day. The founder of modern Singapore was Sir Stamford Raffles, a British statesmen and devoted naturalist so this park has held a special distinction with Singaporeans since the earliest days.
It is a gorgeous setting that contains multiple ponds and water features as well as speciality gardens containing orchids, marsh plants, and heritage trees. I especially enjoyed the herbal medicine garden. It is best experienced in the early morning or evening as the heat and humidity can be problematic during the day. Visitors can enjoy the park from 5 AM to midnight and it is a popular site for exercising the mind and body.
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