Singapore is one of those travel destinations in the world that has utilized its natural landscape, its rich resources, culture and technological advancements for drawing attention of more and more visitors. No doubt their trial has worked in their favour and that is why, it is one of the most visited places in the world, especially in South East Asia. If you come to Singapore, you must plan your holidays accordingly, for a long stretch because Singapore has so many things to offer to you that your trip might fall short, you might be tired to visit from one place to another, but Singapore simply won’t stop offering something new every day.
However, amidst the ever changing skyline and the high rising buildings, Singapore has beautifully incorporated natural destinations and tourist spots into its list of must visit places. There are national parks, wildlife reservoirs, bird parks, zoo and many more. Two of the most important places amongst these are –
Singapore Botanic Gardens
This is a beautiful natural landscape amidst the city that incorporates many of the lakes, gardens, plants and other important places within its territory. The National Orchid Garden, Rainforest, Ginger Garden, Botany Centre and Tanglin Gate, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden and many others lie within its region. The rainforest within this botanical garden is a unique place to visit as it is one of the only two rainforests that lie within the region of a city. The garden has been decorated so beautifully that it will consume your entire day there and all the places there have their uniqueness added to it. No doubt it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jurong Bird Park
If your heart has not been satiated with the beautiful orchids and the wonderful lakes and gardens in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, then you must visit the Jurong Bird Park. Located on the slopes of the Jurong Hill, this bird park is managed by the Wildlife Reserves Singapore and is home to 5,000 birds of 400 species. Amongst these, there are 29 species that are considered to be threatened and are rare to witness and you will be lucky enough to see them as you come in this bird park.
From flightless birds to free-flying birds, from five species of penguins 7 species of pelicans to nocturnal birds, there are so many birds that you will be able to witness that you will simply be awestruck with their beauty. The park organises many shows that you must watch and the most popular ones amongst them are the High Flyers Show, Lunch with the Parrots and the Kings of the Skies Show. Make sure that you reach the show spots on time.