Need to detox from hectic mainland living? At the Southern Islands, the only thing you’ll be bothered by is a talkative cat (or ten).
Nature lovers will be delighted to discover that Singapore has many green pockets worth exploring, such as the 82-hectare Singapore Botanic Gardens, the country's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the nation’s most celebrated green venue, with more than 150 years of history, it contains more than 6,500 species and hybrids of plants including Heritage Trees, which are mature trees marked for conservation.
Or maybe you would like to visit more than one park at a go. Then head over to the Southern Ridges, a ten-kilometre series of pathways, bridges and boardwalks that links Mount Faber Park to Labrador Nature Reserve, passing by Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark and Kent Ridge Park. Along the way, keep an eye out for a variety of flora and fauna in their natural habitat.
With so many green spaces around, you’ll find it easy to get up-close and personal with Mother Nature.