Singapore Botanic Gardens: Most Serene Place in the City (Part 3 of 4)

We were heading towards the Halia Cafe and noticed that this was where the entrance to the National Orchid Garden was located. I was absolutely fascinated by this female tourist who was wearing ‘Sex and the City’ heels. I marveled at how she navigated the soft green. I would have totally fallen flat on my face.

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This is really a wonderful place to photograph and I saw people having the elusive picnic, that I previously thought not many people did, in our heat.

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Glad there were some people in the photo, just to give perspective on how tall those old palms were.

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I could feel warm droplets of convectional rain by then. But it was just threatening to rain, and the rain just refused to pour down. I would have loved to come here after the rain. I can already imagine the fresh scent of wet leaves.

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I had no idea that Heliconias were related to Gingers and Bananas, but that does make sense, based on how the plants look.

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Loved this old style lamps that were everywhere, making me want to come back in the evening to see them all lit up. The park would take on a magical quality then.

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I then came across the most wonderful sculpture of a pianist and his beautiful page turner.

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Could not resist, several shots from different angles.

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Art in the park, is such a joy.

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Heliconias.

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Beautiful pinkish red against the green.

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And then a useful map telling us where we were in this hugely massive park. So glad our tiny urban jungle has space set aside for green.

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