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'The Garden City of Asia'
Where else but in Singapore can you visit primary rainforests, mangroves and coral reefs within 30 minutes of the city centre! Whilst visiting Singapore we heartily recommend that you take some time to explore Lets hear from our friends that are hardcore nature lovers talk about the green spaces they love.
Mr Wong Tuan Wah, Director (Conservation) at the National Parks Board has kindly made these suggestions as the top 5 green places to visit whilst in Singapore:
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
HSBC TreeTop Walk
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Click the above links for more info and photos of the locations,|
For more ideas, we'd recommend Ria Tan's Wild Singapore (http://www.wildsingapore.com) - Ria is someone who is absolutely wild about Singapore's wild places. She is a volunteer nature guide at all the major trails with a special fondness for Singapore's shores and reefs. She set up the website to provide information so everyone can better explore Singapore's wild places.
The National Parks Board (NParks)
National Parks Board (NParks) is responsible for providing and enhancing greenery of the Garden City. Beyond green infrastructure, NParks is committed to enhance the quality of life through creating memorable recreational experiences and lifestyles.
NParks manages some 300 parks, the park connector network and the lush roadside greenery in Singapore. Some of the parks managed include Singapore Botanic Gardens, Fort Canning Park, East Coast Park, Bishan Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Pulau Ubin Recreation Area. In addition, NParks manages nature reserves such as Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
As Singapore’s scientific authority on nature conservation, NParks monitors and coordinates measures to ensure the health of designated nature areas.
NParks is also the lead agency in the efforts to continually upgrade the Landscape Industry in Singapore. It works closely with industry partners to promote good work practices and create a thriving, creative, innovative and professional industry that will support Singapore’s aspirations of being a City in the Garden.
For more information, log on to: www.nparks.gov.sg.