A weekend stroll through Singapore’s Botanic Gardens

Beautiful photographs from the first UNESCO Heritage Site in Singapore

Shawn Seah
3 min readJan 27, 2024


The Tanglin Gate leading to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. The gate is made of metal and has motifs inspired by a woody climber. Photograph by writer.

Strolling through Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay is something I do fairly regularly. I love the lush, green environment and the feel of “forest bathing” (of sorts). And I also have to admit that I especially love the air-conditioned parts of Gardens by the Bay.

However, I have not had time to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens, something that I had wanted to do for some time.

Why? I wanted to walk outdoors.

So it came to pass that I spent a weekend morning strolling through Singapore’s Botanic Gardens at Cluny Road, near our famous shopping district, Orchard Road.

(Personally, I would strongly advise going anywhere outdoors in the morning or evening in Singapore, because only the very bravest of heroes, unsuspecting tourists, or those who want a good, solid, golden-brown tan dare to walk about anywhere outdoors in Singapore in the afternoon on a hot and sunny day.

But this is just my personal advice for kind consideration.)

During my leisurely stroll, I took some beautiful pictures.



Shawn Seah

Singaporean writer and public speaker, passionate about education, social issues, and local history and community stories.