Today, you’ll learn the reason behind Singapore’s nickname – the City in a Garden. It might be a metropolis, but the city-state breathes easy, thanks to the hundreds of parks and nature reserves that share space with the skyscrapers. Your first stop is at the 156-year-old Botanic Gardens – one of only three botanic gardens in the world that have been given the UNESCO nod. On the way to our next stop, you’ll drive down Orchard Road – Singapore’s shopping artery. This leads down to the waterfront, where the Gardens by the Bay are in sight. You can wander the canopies of the one-of-a-kind supertrees, which are covered in thousands of different plants. And then step inside the huge, climate-controlled domes nearby. They’re both world record-breakers – the Flower Dome is the biggest glass greenhouse, while the Cloud Forest Dome houses the highest indoor waterfall. You’ll wrap up with a wander of the themed Heritage Gardens, where you can learn all about Singapore’s Chinese, Malay, Indian and colonial roots.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.