Dubbed City in a Garden, Singaporeans are naturally proud of the island’s greenery, which benefits from our location right on the equator. Singapore’s tropical climate is ideal for trees, plants, and flowers to flourish.
We have an abundance of flora and fauna all over our island in four nature reserves and more than 300 parks that sprawl across Singapore — growing by the day. They are enhanced by an island-wide Park Connector network linking major parks, nature areas and residential estates for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. Added to this is our extensive streetscape, or roadside greenery, that forms the backbone of our garden city, and frames even our expressways with lush foliage and blooming bougainvillea.
Come and see our beautiful birds in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, our adorable river otters, and the many other animals which call Singapore home. Step back in time with a visit to Pulau Ubin, a 10-minute boat ride away from mainland Singapore. Admire the beauty and learn the heritage of our world famous Botanic Gardens (our first UNESCO Heritage site!) and stroll through the extraordinary Gardens by the Bay with their domes and supertrees. And discover the fascinating history lurking in many of our parks — the fortress of Labrador Park, the former quarantine island of St John’s, and of course our own Coney Island where the Tiger Balm kings once spent their weekends in a breezy mansion facing the Straits of the Johore.
With its swaying coconut palms, shady trails in overgrown rubber plantations, rustic roads, secluded beaches and flourishing mangroves Pulau Ubin feels like you’ve stepped back into the Singapore of the 1960s. In fact the slow lane starts as soon as you join the queue for the bumboat at Changi!
Come and discover the natural wonders of Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park. Explore the island’s rich biodiversity with a walk in the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. First opened as a Nature Park in 1993, Sungei Buloh was officially gazetted as a Nature Reserve in 2002. Explore the trails and discover its native inhabitants like monitor lizards, mudskippers, snakes, and otters. Try spotting some of our many resident birds, from herons to kingfishers and sunbirds.