It is easy to think of our city as a land of skyscrapers due to our reputation as a modern business hub. However, you will be surprised to find that there is actually a variety of green spots in and around the city.
The award-winning Gardens by the Bay is one of them – where two futuristic conservatory domes play host to various species of flora and fauna from all over the world. Fort Canning Park in the heart of the city is steeped in history, yet also plays host to outdoor concerts featuring world-famous bands and indie talents.
Away from the city centre, some of the best places to visit are our wildlife parks nestled in untouched tropical rainforests; namely Singapore Zoo, Jurong Birdpark, Night Safari and River Safari. Be sure to get up close and personal with the animal residents as these parks practise an 'open-concept policy'.
Make your way to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is home to more types of tree species than North America. Or take a walk along the peaceful Southern Ridges Trail to the Henderson Waves, a 36 metre-high pedestrian bridge with a bird's eye view of the surrounding greenery.
Away from the bustle
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a great respite from the city centre, with the world's largest orchid display featuring over 60,000 plants and orchids as well as the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden to enjoy.
The island life
Go back in time to the 1960s at Pulau Ubin, the last village or 'kampong' in Singapore, where Chek Jawa - the place with the highest marine biodiversity in the world - awaits. Or, visit Kusu Island, home to the annual Kusu Pilgrimage. If you love to swim, catch the colourful coral at St. John's Island.