The Bandstand at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Photo by Singapore Botanic Gardens

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.

Man looking down from the TreeTop Walk at Macritchie Nature Reserve Photo by Sherwin Huang

Fancy a walk high up above the trees? Check out the TreeTop Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir Park, a 250-metre-long free-standing bridge that is suspended over the canopy of trees in the nature reserve.

Jogger at Henderson Waves in the evening

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.