Fountain inside Singapore's National Orchid Garden

National Orchid Garden

Top choice in Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Gardens

The National Orchid Garden has over 60,000 plants and a cool house showcasing pitcher plants and orchids from cooler climates. Don’t miss the Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore’s national flower, a hybrid orchid which Agnes Joaquim cross-bred in her garden in 1893. Currently undergoing a S$35 million upgrade, the gardens are operating as normal, and the new features will open in 2020.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Holland Village, Dempsey Hill & the Botanic Gardens attractions

1. Ginger Garden

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The 1-hectare Ginger Garden showcases over 250 members of the Zingiberaceae family, organised according to geographical origin or use.

2. Learning Forest

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The Learning Forest is one of the newest addition to the Botanic Gardens. There are five distinct zones spread over 10 hectares, each easily accessible…

3. Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Singapore's 74-hectare botanic wonderland is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the city's most arresting attractions. Established in 1860, it's a…

4. Swan Lake

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One of three lakes in the Botanic Gardens, Swan Lake boasts a large bronze sculpture of a flock of swans taking flight and a tiny island cluttered with…

6. Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

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If you're travelling with little ones, be sure to check out the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, the largest children's garden in Asia. The interactive 4…

7. ION Sky

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Visiting this observation deck on level 56 of the ION Orchard complex used to be free. However a spruce up, which includes an informative multimedia show,…

8. Sri Muneeswaran Hindu Temple

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This is believed to be Southeast Asia's largest shrine to Sri Muneeswaran, completed in 1998 after the original hut-and-shrine – built by Indian railway…