Travel Diaries: Nature Tripping in Singapore

If you’re tired of the city and the malls have bled your wallet dry, do some nature tripping to get away from the temptation called SALE. I don’t know why the shops there are almost always on sale and it’s an effort not to glance and march right into their doors. 

Here are just some places where you can hide from those terrible things called SALE. 😉 Mind you, there are parks scattered around Lion City where you can just sit, sip some cold coffee and go people watching. There are several botanical gardens that charge very minimal entrance fee.

Singapore Zoo

With all the good and bad reviews, both from friends and the web, we decided to forego this one. Though some say it’s still worth visiting, so

Tip: Be sure to check their site because they have the Park Hopper Specials, which allows you to save those precious dollars if you purchase their 3-in-1 or 2-in-1 park tickets for the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park. 

Night Safari

There are mixed reviews over this one so we decided to skipped this too. You hardly get to see anything at all here since it’s night. Plus, flash photography is prohibited so it will be a challenge to take decent photos of the nocturnal animals. But hey, if you’re a photography genius, I’m sure you’ll get those good shots.

Jurong Bird Park

This one is worth checking out when you’re here. *thumbs up*

Close bird encounter at the Jurong Bird Park :: photo taken in 2008 courtesy of Ivy C.

Chinese Garden

This is one place you shouldn’t miss when you visit Singapore. The place is so picturesque and accessible too! Just alight at the Chinese Garden MRT Station and at the exit, you’ll be welcomed with a vast expanse of green.

It’s a place you’d want to spend a lazy afternoon with your family or loved one or for some peace, quiet and ‘me time’.

Tip: Wear something light and bring an umbrella, fan and a bottle of water because it’s bound to get really hot especially between 10AM to early afternoon.  

The bended tree at the Chinese Garden

 The Japanese Garden is adjacent to the Chinese Garden and they are connected by the bridge in the photo below.  

The bridge connecting the Chinese and Japanese Gardens

MacRitchie Reservoir – HSBC TreeTop Walk

I will definitely go here on my next visit as we missed this because of our very tight schedule.


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