Best Singapore sightseeing including Singapore Botanic Garden with Orchid Garden Botanic Gardens. The Singapore Botanic Gardens and its orchid garden Orchid Garden is considered one of the absolute main attractions in Singapore and is perfect for an early morning visit. During my trip to Singapore, one of the most beautiful botanic gardens in Asia was part of the absolute must-see Singapore sightseeing program. The most common questions I keep getting – What is the entrance fee to Singapore Botanic Garden and when is the garden and orchid garden open?
Sightseeing Singapore Botanic Garden with Orchid Garden – Botanic Gardens in Singapore – Facts
Admission to the Singapore Botanic Gardens is generally free and open to all visitors. Only the Orchid Garden currently costs 5 Singapore dollars entrance fee (about 3.50 EUR) and is absolutely recommended. More than 4.2 million Singapore sightseeing visitors from all over the world visit the garden.
The Singapore Botanic Garden was founded in 1822 by Sir Stamford Raffles, as a sign of a modern and new Singapore. The Singapore Botanic Garden is located at 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569 and is easily accessible by cab or public transport.
Although many places in Singapore are already very green, in this large park you completely lose the feeling of the big city with its bustle on Orchard Road, the countless shopping centers and modern skyscrapers. One enters the Singapore Botanic Garden and immediately finds a piece of “inner peace”.
The tropical garden or Singapore Botanic Garden is already opened at 05.00 o’clock in the morning and the Singapore Botanical Garden is closed only at midnight. Especially in the early morning hours you can see many Asians doing early morning sports and Thai Chi exercises. Over the lakes of the garden is then often still a light fog, before this dissipates due to the temperatures of about 30 ° C all year round.
When is the best time to visit the orchid garden?
It is always a bit difficult to define the perfect time for every traveler, but I always prefer early morning hours for visiting Singapore sightseeing and also the Singapore Botanic Garden. Get up early at the hotel and start right in the morning before too many tourists are awake.
Although it is a bit hard if you schedule this visit for the first day in Singapore, as many planes land at Singapore Changi Airport around early evening and thus you would already be going to the Botanic Garden at the equivalent of 1am European time.
Another frequently used time for the Singapore Botanic Garden are the evening hours before sunset in Singapore! Be sure to check the sunset times beforehand, as dusk in Singapore is very short.
Singapore Botanic Garden – Orchid Garden
One should definitely plan with a Singapore sightseeing visit to the Singapore Botanical Garden also the time for a visit to the Orchid Garden. The fee is SG$5 (retirees 60 and older only SG$1) and you see incredible species. Unlike the Singapore Botanic Garden, the Orchid Garden does not open until 08:30.
According to current information from the Singapore Botanic Garden, there are over 400 different orchid species and 2,000 hybrid species. On the grounds of the Orchid Garden within the Singapore Botanic Garden, there are currently over 60,000 (!!) orchids arranged in various compositions.
Also very worth seeing in this area in the green oasis in Singapore is the exhibition with the most famous orchid species, as well as special orchid species named after famous personalities and why just the orchid species was associated with the person.
Currently, for example, there is a lot of information about orchids named after Nelson Mandela, Angela Merkel and Prince William and Kate. There are many examples from the past, such as the orchid that was personally given to Princess Diana during her lifetime. Very worth seeing!
Conclusion – Sightseeing Singapore Botanic Garden with Orchid Garden
For me, the combination of the Singapore Botanic Garden and Orchid Garden of Singapore belongs to the absolute must-see and top Singapore sightseeing in the Asian metropolis. The combination of plants is unique in the region and for me personally the garden is one of the most beautiful green spaces in the world.
Even though I have now already visited the park twice during my stays, I would also directly on the next visit to the metropolis again make a stop at the Botanic Garden. For me, simply a small paradise on earth.
More information and many additional photos, as well as a list of the current shows can be found on the website of the Singapore Botanic Garden.