What to See at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of the most famous attractions in Singapore for both tourists and local Singaporeans. You can find a lot of botanical species and different plant collections from all over the world. Accompanying the unique assets are the delicate traits and enjoyable activities providing visitors both educational and competitive facilities in the middle of the wonderful sight of nature. It is the frequently visited botanic gardens in the world and is a completely unique example of the casual English Landscape Movement’s fashion in a tropical climate.

What is Inside?

National Orchid Garden

This is the main attraction of the place wherein you can find a huge variety of plants. The magnificence of their national flower is much emphasized with more than a thousand species of plants and more than 2,000 combinations of plants. This is 1.3 hectares in measurement and is also consists of other attractions inside such as:

  • VIP Orchid Garden – this showcases the various displays of the VIP orchids and located at the back of Burkill Hall. There are more than one hundred celebrities, luminaries and head of states who visited the garden that were honored and were named after them.
  • Orchidarium – this is for most of the people who love orchids. You can see lots of natural species in this spot.
  • Burkill Hall – it was constructed in 1886 and was the director’s house and named in honour of the most effective father and son pair to maintain the post of being the Director of Singapore Botanic Gardens, Isaac and Humphrey Burkill. The ground floor is an exhibition which shows information about the different kinds of plants named after the important people who visited the place.
  • Lady Yuen-Peng McNeice Bromeliad House – was sponsored by Lady Yuen-Peng McNeice Bromeliad, this displays plants that came from the Bromeliaceae. Their collection was acquired in 1994.
  • Tan Hoon Siang Misthouse – it has a collection of colorful plants and fragrant orchids of different types.
  • Coolhouse – this displays orchids that are usually found in the tropical areas.


It Has a small tropical rainforest around 6 hectares in size, that’s older than the gardens itself. The rainforest are placed in the Singapore’s metropolis limits and is one of the two major towns with a tropical rainforest within its town premises.

The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

The garden has a 2 hectares extension that consists of new features that will be enjoyed by children up to 14 years of age. The extension allows young ones to learn and experience different eco systems in the Forest, Farm, Stream and Orchard.

Directions from Singapore Botanic Gardens to A1 Credit:

  • Head northeast 
  • Take entrance A
  • Take a train ride on the Downtown Line Expo at Botanic Gardens MRT Station.
  • Alight at Clarke Quay MRT Station.
  • Take exit B.
  • Head southeast on Merchant Road toward Eu Tong Sen Street.
  • Turn right onto Eu Tong Sen Street.
  • Turn right onto Havelock Road.
  • Arrive at Havelock II. A1 Credit is located at #02-08.

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