Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Singapore: City Highlights Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

1. Singapore: City Highlights Open-Top Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the best of Singapore with a Hop-on Hop-off ticket on a Big Bus. Grab a seat with the best views on the open-top, double-decker bus, and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace. Hop off and explore when you see something that interests you. Return to the same bus stop and hop on to the next bus to continue your tour. Your ticket gives you access to 2 hop-on hop-off sightseeing routes. For cultural discoveries, visit the 3 ethnic districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam – where you’ll find pre-World War II conserved shophouses, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and traditional trades and handicrafts. Don’t forget to check out the UNESCO world heritage site Botanic Gardens, glamourous and glitzy locations where the hit movie Crazy Rich Asian was filmed, like Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Choose a 1-day Classic Ticket and hop off at any stop to explore Singapore your way. Pick a 2-day Premium Ticket for another day on the bus. Go for a 2-day Deluxe Ticket that comes with a 3-hour guided Night City Tour. The Night City Tour is a 3-hour fully guided open-top, double-decker bus tour with excellent views of the city skyline at Marina Barrage. Enjoy a sampling of local food at Lau Pa Sat and catch the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove.

Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

2. Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

Discover Singapore by getting to know its famous Civic District. Begin your journey at Kampong Glam, an area where modernity meets tradition. This district has a history that dates back to Singapore’s colonial era as the allocated area to the Malay, Arab, and Bugis communities. Explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, and the National Gallery Singapore. The Gallery consists of the former Supreme Court Building and the City Hall. Next, stop at Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Proceed to Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants.

Singapore: City Centre Exploration Game

3. Singapore: City Centre Exploration Game

Explore the charming city of Singapore on a city exploration game. See the main highlights like Cluny Court, Adam Park, and more with your mobile phone as your guide. After your booking, you will receive an email with download instructions to play the game on your phone. You will start the city game starts at Botanic Gardens MRT Station. Apply your knowledge throughout the game and learn interesting facts about the city of Singapore. You will visit the only tropical botanical garden inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poh Ming Tse Temple, and many other places. Solve riddles and uncover many secrets while playing the game. Feel free to pause the game and stroll through the streets at your own pace. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups. 

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What people are saying about Singapore Botanic Gardens

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 267 reviews

A great way to get an overview of the city in one day. The individual bus stops in Singapore are marked on a map, but are sometimes difficult to find as several public bus stops are close together. We had not discovered or overlooked a sign/symbol at the bus stop. The audio guides are well made and the only thing annoying is the same music over and over again on the yellow line. That was much better with the red line.

With both bus lines (yellow and red) you get a great overview of the city. Unfortunately we didn't have time to get off and look at different places as we did the tour during our stopover. Highly recommended if it's your first time in Singapore.

It was great to buy the ticket through the app and not have to wait in lines. The prices of the app are usually a little lower than buying on the spot.

Very informative. Well worth the money if you only have a few days in Singapore.

It was sufficient to get an impression of history, culture and nature.