Singapore has its first UNESCO World Heritage site and that is the Singapore Botanic Garden.
I decided to pay a visit there since the last time i was there was quite some time ago and beside due to the Singapore 50 Jubilee, admission to the Orchid Garden was free.
This is the most recognisable face of the SBG – the BandstandThen there is this famous Tembusu Tree where in the past people loves to sit on the long big branch. Unfortunately, like human being, it has grown weak with age and today it is fenced off and the long branch is now supported with pillars.
The SBG has 3 lakes – Swan Lake which is the oldest lake; the Symphony Lake and Eco Lake.
Swan Lake is the most popular lake being the oldest and most accessible next to the main entrance. The star attraction is of course the pair of swan there. Nowadays, there is another attraction – a pair of sea eagle which have been seen performing aerial stunt around the lake!
The last big lake is the new kid on the block the Eco Lake. There are more birds here including a pair of Black Swan and Lesser Whistling Ducks The other attractions at SBG are the many themed areas including the world famous Orchid Garden which also include a Cool House and a Bromeliad garden.
But what I like about the place is the greenery, the wide open ground and the many birds that call the SBG home.
Absolutely first class and well worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage Site award. Check it out!