Botanical Gardens of Singapore
Finally, we made it to Singapores Botanical Gardens! It's truly magical and larger than I thought and simply stunning. While it was originally at Fort Canning and started by the one and only Sir Raffles, in 1859 the Botanical Gardens got moved to it's current site. We turned up early after roughly 10 minutes on the MRT (getting off at Botanical Gardens stop!) and you can get into it through various different gateways... we left by the Orchard Road exit. From the minute we entered the gates it was just magical. Much larger than I thought and was also made UNESCO world heritage sight in 2015 - the 1st in Asia! It really is more of a gigantic park than your average botanical garden!
After about 40mins of walking we decided to stop for a coffee and some breakfast. Which was a really good thing because 2 minutes after ordering our food a massive thunder and lightening storm happened! I've missed tropical rain so much!
Now, the cafe was beautiful...the food hmmmm, not so much. There are several cafes in the Botanical Gardens and restaurants actually however so I'd pop in for a photo or two here and eat at one of the other ones! This cafe was the one closest to the MRT station...
The Whole park was just full of activity, people working out, walking dogs, having coffee, practicing Tai Chi. It as lovely, so calming and beautiful. Nearby is obviously Dempsey Hill which has the wonderful PS Cafe however we didn't make it there. It got sooo hot after the rain storm (rather than cooler for once) and we quickly headed back to some fan time.
There are different bits and areas you have to pay to get into but, we didn't at all, we just walked around a tiny tiny bit of it!