With tree-lined streets and a handful of plant-covered buildings, Singapore rightfully earns its moniker “City in a Garden” thanks to the urban greenery peppered all over the country.​​

But more than just a green city, we’re also all about achieving sustainability in everything we do — from rooftop gardens, to biodiverse freshwater swamps, to artful sculptures made from reconstituted timber.​

A change in perspective is all you need to see how this Little Red Dot is both steeped in nature and thriving with sustainability. And local photographer Yafiq Yusman says it best with vibrant snapshots of our eco ways.​

Find a green oasis in the heart of the city

Nestled atop Funan Mall is the Urban Farm by Edible Garden City — a lush rooftop garden cultivating over 50 types of fruits and vegetables.

Spanning over 5,000 square feet of space, this hidden surprise offers a nice break from the bustle below when you need a quiet me time, or just some fresh air of the fragrant herbs growing prolifically throughout the site.

Another feature to note is its cascading architecture — a stairway covered in more foliage and a highly ‘grammable night spot that will make a great addition to your photo feed.

Funan Urban Farm. 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105.
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm.

Take a relaxing stroll by the lakeside

The western side of Singapore is home to Jurong Lake Gardens, our national gardens in the heartlands. There, you’ll find Rasau Walk, a little-known copper-red boardwalk that meanders ever so gently through a restored freshwater swamp with rich biodiversity.

With over 50 species of plants, the boardwalk also offers an unblocked and expansive view of Jurong Lake, where you can observe birds such as the Grey Heron and White-breasted Waterhen.

When the sun sets, the pathway lights up. Take this opportunity to get as creative as you would like and capture the scene in all its twilight glory — we recommend using a mirror here to achieve a reflection photo.

Rasau Walk, Jurong Lake Gardens. 9 Japanese Garden Road, Singapore 619228.
Operating hours: Open 24 hours.

See the beauty of sustainability through art

If you happen to be in the Marina Bay area, you may spot a distinctive structure sitting against the city’s skyline by the waterfront. The shutterbug in you might want to make a pit stop at the Here is SG sculpture for a photo opportunity.

Made from reconstituted timber harvested from all parts of the tree, this piece of art may seem abstract at first. Walk around it and you’ll find a sweet spot that reveals the formation of the SG Mark, which embodies the spirit of Passion Made Possible.

Pay this a visit at night when the attraction illuminates with solar-powered LED lights. It’s a great spot to chill and relax at, or if you so choose, take an Insta-worthy shot in artistic ways.

Here is SG. Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, Singapore.
Operating hours: Open 24 hours.

Think you know Singapore? There’s more to this city than meets the eye. Go forth and discover eco spaces and initiatives when you visit Singapore.​