Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Singapore Botanic Gardens

During my block leave last week, I went to the Botanical Gardens to have lunch with some friends at the Halia Restaurant (Halia is Malay word for Ginger).

I haven't been to the botanical gardens for many years, so I decided to visit it again one evening for a stroll with The Husband.

The Singapore Botanical Gardens is a really nice garden to visit... but it is really too hot to take a stroll in the gardens at any time other than early morning or evening.

Come along for a stroll with me here, in the comfort of your home.. or wherever it is you are reading this from.

The garden is really rather big - we only covered a part of it that day

Swan Lake - a couple of swans and lots of turtles. Should have been called Turtle Lake

The famous 5 dollar tree. This tree appears on the Singapore 5 dollar note. 
I really like the long branch of this tree

The Singapore flower - Vanda Ms Joaqium

These flowers are grown in an area built like a little maze. 
It's really quite pretty!

The sky was beautiful that day

I like the fiery shade of this flower

Last picture I took before heading off to dinner. I'd be back soon again!

5 comments:

Blur Ting said...

It is one of my all-time fav places!

The orange flower is peacock flower.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Peacock flower! Such a nice name

petunialee said...

Yup... me too. I love those gardens. Nowhere else in Singapore can one get up close and personal with such HUGE trees.

milka said...

It's so relaxing just looking at the photos...

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Oh I know what you mean, Milka. I enjoy the photos too. In real life, it is really hot when I was taking the photos, although it was almost evening time!

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