Hello spring! As seen on Instagram and the internet, I’m a little envious of those around the world who are welcoming the early days of the spring season. In the two cities I call home, Singapore has no spring season plus March/April are usually the hottest months of the year and Hong Kong (as much as I love the city) has a sorry excuse of a spring season haha!
This may be one of the reasons why I’ve added Seoul and London in the spring season to the top of my travel list. :) With that said, I was actually born in the spring in Hong Kong and have always felt something good about the season. It’s more than just how pretty cities can look in the springtime, but I think it’s the symbolic representation of flowers blooming and things starting again, the idea of new beginnings and a new season that really appeals to me. I also celebrate my birthday every March, so it literally is also a new chapter of life for me!
In the spirit of the season and to share one of my favourite elements of Singapore, I’m sharing these photos from my visit to Singapore’s National Orchid Garden, which is a smaller paid entry attraction within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. (See my post on the Singapore Botanic Gardens here.)
Singapore & Orchids
If you have noticed the prominence of orchids in Singapore, this is because Singapore’s national flower is the ‘Vanda Miss Joaquim’ – an orchid hybrid! (Read about the flower here and here.) Other examples of orchid themed spaces and events I can think of is the sadly already closed Hello Kitty Orchid Garden cafe and the annual orchid flower display sometime in July/August at Gardens by the Bay (Singapore’s National Day is in August).
Hope you enjoyed this virtual wander around the orchid garden and if you are visiting Singapore or live here, I hope you enjoy checking it out too! :) Wishing you a happy spring season if it’s springtime where you are and a good April ahead if it’s not! I have an exciting April ahead and I’m making tons of plans – talk soon!
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Address & Location
Singapore Botanic Gardens – Tyersall Gallop Entrance
1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Daily: 8:30am – 7pm
(last ticket sales and last entry at 6pm)
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the National Orchid Garden.
S$5 for adults
S$1 for students & senior citizens (60 years and above)
Free for children (below 12 years)