On our first day in Singapore we took the day to explore the National Orchid Garden and it was absolute eye candy for us garden geeks. Each twist and turn told a story with walls of green, sprigs of vivid orchids and constant stunningly curated beauty. Singaporean gardens have really got the balance of natural and organised beauty right at the perfect spot and the gardens really show this off.
After spending several hours absorbing the beauty of the gardens and gathering loads of inspiration for our own little tropical backyard we headed to The Halia, right outside the ginger and orchid gardens. The vibes here were amazing with food that channelled the spirit of the place. Their heirloom tomato salad was almost too pretty to eat with pops of green, yellow and purple mirroring the scenery around us.
After a morning spent at the gardens we headed to the famous Singapore zoo, River Safari and Night safari. They have an amazing range of free roaming primates like endemic and exotic monkeys, orangutans and lemurs and it was such a treat to see them so close. The zoo is also home to some incredible rare animals like tapir, pygmy hippos and white tigers. Being able to understand and experience these incredible creatures gave us a whole new level of appreciation for biodiversity and the intricacies of different species.
After walking around the zoo we headed to the river safari, an extension of the zoo which features large enclosures mimicking different river ecosystems around the world. They are one of the few exclusive places that house the giant panda and provide dreamy views of the gorgeous Upper Seletar reservoir.