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5 Best Nature Attractions in Singapore – A City in a Garden

Although Singapore is one of the smallest and densely populated cities in the world, it has earned the nickname 'A City in a Garden', due to immense efforts to create beautiful green spaces.

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Gardens By the Bay

A local favourite, this is the country's most famous garden; hence, no nature loving tourist should miss a visit to this sanctuary. The most prominent feature here is the SuperTree Grove, made up of eighteen metal structures covered in lush foliage; the tallest is 16 storeys high. Exploring the SuperTree Grove means you most certainly must check out the 'skywalk'; a bridge that spans across two of the tallest structures, from which one can enjoy bird's eye views of the surroundings. You will find the Heritage Gardens home to plants from varied geographical regions is magical, while the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest Conservatories and the Marina Barrage are utterly enchanting.

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East Coast Park

Only around 16 minutes from Grand Park City Hall, East Coast Park has earned an award for being the largest in Singapore. The place is situated within a two sq. km. space of salvaged waterfront land, and is best explored on wheels, via the coastal cycle and skating lanes. Head over there on a weekend and you will be treated to sights of locals exploring the park on bicycles, rollerblades, scooters and even families on qaudricycles. To rent a bicycle, head over to one of the rental kiosks you will find close to the snack bars. You can even book a barbeque pit there and have a picnic under sunny skies; a marvellous treat to enjoy even if you are staying at the best luxury hotel in Singapore.

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MacRitchie Reservoir

Located at Singapore's largest reservoir, this is a park for the nature lover. There you are treated to hiking trails, as well as, the popular Treetop Canopy. This is a 250 metre tall treetop bridge that spans above the forest canopy. There is also a lovely boardwalk around which one can rent boats and kayaks to explore the area. The park cocooned in a wilderness of its own, is home to exotic wildlife, such as, monitor lizards, monkeys and flying lemurs. Make sure to pick up your supply of water and snacks from the kiosk at the entrance, as this is the only one within the park.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Opened in 1859, this is one of the oldest parks located within a city centre. A verdant sanctuary, the place is home to over 10,000 varieties of plants, and serves as one of the world's main orchid research centres. The compound is a serene sanctuary that's home to a variety of wildlife, including the 3 foot long monitor lizards; which by the way, if left alone are totally harmless.

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Bishan Park

Bishan Park is wedged between the neighbourhoods of Ang Mo Kio and Bishan; hence it's not very well known amongst visitors. A pity really, for the park is more than a little neighbourhood playground; the place is a verdant haven of large lawns, ponds, rivers and even a spa

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