Exploring Singapore’s – Plant Nature and Animal Wildlife
Known as the clean and green city, Singapore’s plants and wildlife thrives not just from the abundance of threes grown throughout the city, but are also conserved and well taken care of in various attractions. Here are some places that both educate and amaze you on the nature and wildlife that Singapore has to offer.
1. Gardens by the Bay (Flower Dome)
Opened in 2011, the flower displays in the Flower dome are ever changing, consisting of flowers from the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions of the world. This dome has also made it as the largest greenhouse in the Guiness World Records (2015). Home to eight different gardens ranging from Baobabs to Olives and transcending geographical boundaries from Australia to South America, the Flower Dome makes a great learning journey for the inquisitive individual who wants to learn more about flora and fauna.
2. Gardens by the Bay (Cloud Forest)
Opened to the public around the same time as the Flower Dome, the Cloud Forest is home to a 35-metre tall indoor waterfall. Featuring plants that grow in the tropical highlands, the Cloud Forest boats a unique biodiversity that and geology that are bound to pique the interest of plant enthusiasts
3. Singapore Zoo
The Singapore Zoo is a great place for an outdoor classroom and immersive learning! Featuring animals native to Africa, Madagascar, South America and many other places, the Singapore Zoo is home to over 300 different species of animals! Kickstart you learning journey here and boost your knowledge of animals through the educational information found throughout the zoo. Don’t forget to immerse yourself in the spectacular animal shows as well!
4. Night Safari
Located right next to the Singapore Zoo but catering to night time activities, Singapore’s Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park and is home to 900 animals. With around 40% of the species in the Night Safari classified as ‘threatened’ species, the Night Safari has a captive breeding programme that hopes to restore biodiversity. Spanning a space of 35 hectares, this is one learning opportunity not to be missed!
If you’re interested in visiting some of the above attractions, make sure to check out the study tours that YMCA’s Learning Centre organizes!