These lush Garden City spots are the real reason why Singapore is called, well, Garden City.
Farming in land-scarce Singapore is no longer crazy talk. In fact, urban farms – many on rooftops or balconies – are taking off. Find gear and like-minded groups at grow-your-own companies such as Aerospring Gardens or Edible Garden City. Or, “adopt” a vertical farm at Pocket Greens, where you simply sow the seeds then return to harvest your produce.
NEXT: Unconventional parks →
Sure, we all know the Singapore Botanic Gardens – it’s the city’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – but do we know these hidden spots in the gardens? Or, embark on a heritage trail to discover the stories behind Singapore’s greens.
NEXT: Outdoor spas →
Who says Singapore’s only spas are behind closed doors? Treatments at Aramsa Spa in Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park include individual garden courtyards and outdoor showers. The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort’s So SPA has an outdoor pavillion and spa garden, and lets you soak in a mud pool after your pamper sesh.
NEXT: Reservoirs and dams →
Besides being one of SG’s main sources of water, its protected reservoirs and manmade dams and canals serve as peaceful zones within the bustling city. Some of the prettiest: MacRitchie Reservoir, Upper Peirce Reservoir, Marina Barrage and Rochor Canal.
NEXT: Reflexology paths →
Have you ever seen a smooth, pebbled path in a Singapore park and wondered what it’s for? Take off your shoes and walk on it, slowly – it’s a free reflexology massage! Find them at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Katong Park, Tiong Bahru Park and other public parks and playgrounds around the Garden City.
NEXT: Urban farms →
By Joshua Tan, The Finder, January 2017
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