Botanic Gardens: restaurants, flora, and fauna
Located a stone’s throw away from Singapore’s Orchard Road commercial district, the Botanic Gardens boasts over 10,000 species of flora, including the national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, among many others as part of the world’s largest orchid display. Founded in 1859 by the Agri-Horticultural Society, this grand old dame has blossomed from a once-disused plantation into the world-class recreational attraction that you see today. Take a break from the hectic pace of city life by going for a leisurely stroll amid verdant greenery, then join your friends for a round of ultimate frisbee before cooling off in front of the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage to live music from one of the concerts in its regular lineup. After the curtain call, head to a restaurant at the Botanic Gardens and treat yourself to some truly sensational eats. Doesn’t that sound like a day well spent?