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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Nature in the City

How to get there:
By Bus
Tanglin Gate: Board SBS transit nos. 7,105,123,174 and SMRT Bus nos. 75,77,106 and alight along Napier road.
Bukit TImah access and access to Jacob Ballas Children's GArden : board SBS  trnasit nos. 48,66,151,153,154,156,170,186 and SMRT bus nos. 67,171 and alight along Bukit Timah or Dunearn Road

Opening hours: 5 am to 12 midnight daily
Admission fee: Free

Singapore Botanic Gardens is a place where your imagination wildly runs free, along the tall trees, the fresh scent of each green leaf it comes to life, where it seems like Peter Pan and Tinker Bell is playing hid and seek with you, while Thumbelina sings along with the breeze. It was such a wonderful place especially for people who truly admires Nature.

Hopea mengarawan. It has Buttress roots commonly found in forest trees, have shallow root system, with thick, flare roots in all directions that helps support tall trees.

We walked around different kinds of trees, it felt like walking through time knowing that these trees had been here for a lot longer than I know.

I've always been fascinated with trees, each them are different, like humans we all have unique fingerprints, trees have their rings -found inside them. When you cut a tree in half you'll find the rings and that's usually points out it's age.


We passed by the Orchid Breeding & Micropropagation Laboratory. It is where the magic of science comes to Life. They looked lifeless and experimental but wait and see when they get out of that glass. Watched out for fascinating wood sculptures and water park along the way, this one is my favorite. It's a group of different kind of animals carved in details.



The Trees I saw in the Garden were enormously, radiantly beautiful, they were also as tall as the buildings we have in the city. I was startled to photograph this tree where in I decided to somehow have it on film just to see how really tall it is with my 5'11 cousin alongside- wow! I can't find the words to say, it was a splendid site to see. 





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