West & Southwest Singapore

Home to themed gardens with winding pathways, stepping stones crossing trickling streams, and prototype glasshouses, HortPark also has a children's playground and a restaurant. The glasshouses (not open to the public) were used to test building materials, cooling systems, temperatures and humidity for the giant conservatories at Gardens by the Bay. The park makes up part of the Southern Ridges.

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Nearby West & Southwest Singapore attractions

1. Southern Ridges

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Made up of a series of parks and hills connecting Kent Ridge Park to Mt Faber and the Labrador Nature Reserve, the Southern Ridges will have you trekking…

2. Gillman Barracks

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A former British military encampment, Gillman Barracks now houses a contemporary arts hub set in a lush landscape. Among its 11 galleries is New York’s…

3. Mizuma Gallery

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This contemporary Japanese gallery showcases acclaimed Japanese artists, as well as up-and-coming Southeast Asian artists.

4. Sundaram Tagore

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New York–based gallery known for showcasing top-tier artists from across the world, including iconic photographer Steve McCurry and Singaporean artist…

5. Partners & Mucciaccia

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This Italian art gallery focuses on 20th-century artists, particularly those from Italy, but also displays regional work and occasional exhibitions…

6. Chan + Hori Contemporary

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A well-respected commercial gallery with a very strong stable of artists, Chan + Hori is the place to come to see the work of up-and-coming Singaporeans.

7. Reflections at Bukit Chandu

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Atop Bukit Chandu (Opium Hill) and housed in a renovated colonial-era villa, this modest yet fascinating WWII interpretive centre makes use of first-hand…

8. NTU Centre for Contemporary Art

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Belonging to the Nanyang University of Technology, this innovative centre hosts an exciting programme of art talks, lectures and contemporary exhibitions…