We are so fortunate to have been blessed with rich biodiversity despite the steady increase of urbanisation in our country. But having such biodiversity is only a part of the picture; a bigger part of it is actually conserving it for years to come. So owing gratitude to the National Biodiversity Centre and the National Parks Board, we are still able to witness magnificent natural creations such as those present in our well-conserved parks, gardens, and nature reserves.
Here are the fruits of their labour.
National Orchid Garden
Spanning a total of three hectares, this beautiful landscape sitting on the highest hill in the Singapore Botanic Gardens is home to 60,000 orchids. Lose yourself in the majestic colours and aromas of the different orchid species and hybrids available here. And the carefully-planned display of plants will surely awe you as you stroll around this breath-taking garden.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
This 130-hectare nature reserve became Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve houses a significantly high number of bird species and is also an important site for migratory birds. Here, you’ll find such bird species as Pacific Golden Plover, Whimbrel, and Common Greenshank. Also found here are many other species of wildlife including crabs and mudskippers, mud lobsters, and different kinds of fish.
Clementi Woods Park
This community park offers a fresh and serene atmosphere brimming with tall, mature trees and natural vegetation. Since the entire area is abundant with trees, it isn’t a surprise that several birds and insects have found their home at Clementi Woods Park. The chirping of the birds and the buzzing of the insects all blend to create a natural symphony that’s actually quite soothing.