Walking Through the Gardens
Yeah, yeah I know. Gardens. But really, I was surprised too!
One of Singapore’s star attractions is in fact their Botanic Garden. Not really knowing what to expect, and only working from my own frame of reference – that reference being ridiculously manicured and artificial looking “botanic gardens” that I have previously visited. I less than enthusiastically ventured into what I was sure would be another “artists vision” of what nature should look like when forced to grow in climates and plots created and dictated by man.
I couldn’t have been more surprised, and in the best way possible. Yes, it is a garden. And yes, obviously it is maintained and manicured, has pathways and restrooms, and even a restaurant or three. But it really is amazing. It’s like a tropical Central Park, but better. It’s like walking through your own tiny jungle -not that this place is tiny, it’s actually fairly huge and really is quite amazing.
* When visiting the garden, I would recommend entering from the corner of Holland Rd. and Cluny Rd. You can reach the gardens from the MRT station via the Circle Line, but personally, I find this side to be the best.