Discover the Greener Side of Singapore

The Most Beautiful Green Spaces in Singapore

The bustling city of Singapore with its busy streets, backed up traffic and blinding skyscrapers can feel like a bit of a concrete jungle. However, in-between all of the industrial madness, there’s actually more natural beauty than you could ever imagine. The people of Singapore made it a priority to keep as much nature thriving in the city as possible and did so by creating green spaces. From towering vertical gardens, spectacular lakes and tranquil mangroves to epic forests and adrenaline packed hikes, this city has no shortage of natural beauty. So, if you want to discover the greener side of Singapore, then check out our list of these stunning green spaces.

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Gardens by the Bay

Any travel brochure or article about Singapore will show the iconic Supertrees towering over the city below. However, not many people know that these are part of one of the most sophisticated green spaces in the city. Spanning an impressive 101 hectares, Gardens by the Bay is home to three stunning waterfront gardens, the world’s largest glass greenhouse and many open spaces filled with extremely rare flowers and plant-life. Be sure to explore the two indoor spaces, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, complete with a 35-meter high indoor waterfall and, of course, you can’t leave Gardens by the Bay without climbing the Supertrees. Once at the top of these 22-meter high vertical gardens, you can walk along the sky-bridge that connects the two main Supertrees, and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the city below.

 

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If you want to discover the greener side of Singapore, then a visit to Gardens by the Bay should be top of your list.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Prepare to be amazed by the sheer diversity of this stunning green space in Singapore. The Botanic Gardens have everything from rolling hills to lush jungle, delicate orchids to hardy cacti. For anyone who has visited this enchanting place, it will come as no surprise that it was made an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015. Spend the day relaxing by the tranquil Swan Lake, educate yourself at the National Orchid Garden, listen to an open-air concert at the famous Symphony Lake or let the little ones run wild at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Whether you’re a botanical enthusiast or you simply enjoy spending time in nature, there’s something for everyone in this wondrous green space.

 

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Discover the greener side of Singapore in one of the city’s green spaces the whole family will fall in love with.

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

This spectacular green space in Singapore is one for the hikers and mountain climbers amongst you. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to the highest peak in Singapore, standing an impressive 164-meters high, and many picturesque forest trails. You can spend your time hiking the increasingly difficult colored trails, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon strolling through the tranquil jungle trail of the Durian Loop. Being one of the only places in the city with such an expanse of primary forest, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to an impressive ecosystem. Over 840 flowering plants call the reserve home, and over 500 animals live within its borders.

 

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If you’re looking to get back to the roots of nature, then this is the greener side of Singapore you don’t want to miss.

The Southern Ridges

Are you ready to experience the greener side of Singapore from above? The Southern Ridges is a 10km-long series of hill trails that lead you between some of the prettiest elevated areas in the city. Connecting the breathtaking Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill and Hork Park, the Southern Ridges has to be one of the most impressive green spaces in Singapore. Be sure to check out the death-defying Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, and the 1.3km long Forest Walk that takes you on an unforgettable journey above the treetops.

 

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This area isn’t for the faint-hearted, but the jaw-dropping views and unforgettable feeling of walking so far above the earth is definitely worth it.

Pulau Ubin

You could quite easily get lost on the island of Pulau Ubin for the whole day. With its picturesque trails, virgin beaches, thriving mangroves and fascinating rubber plantations, Pulau Ubin is a little slice of paradise. Get a taste of what life in Singapore was like in the 1960s by hiring a bike and exploring the islands Chek Jawa wetlands, one of the city’s most diverse ecosystems. There you can see untouched seagrass lagoons, coral rubble, mangroves and coastal forest, protected since the early 60s. Spend your day getting to know the local people, or the local wildlife, and truly unwind in one of the most tranquil green spaces in Singapore.