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The Botanic Gardens, at the centre of the hometown of the orchid

You have a good reason to visit Botanic Gardens, the highlight visit in Singapore, the place declared by Unesco as world heritage. It is the birth place of maybe the most beautiful flower in the world, the orchid. The Botanic Gardens is huge, an area of seventy four hectares it is made of several gardens: the rain forests, the palm valley, the famous orchid garden. You can start your tour at the metro station Botanic Gardens, walk through the park and take the exit to Tanglin where you can take local bus to Orchid Road, situated at five minutes distance. It is recommended to spend at least a half day here at the gardens. The Orchid Garden is the main attraction, you need to pay an entrance fee (The Botanic Gardens is free of charge), inside you will see more than one thousand different species, workers watering them at all times to keep them humid. The flowers are so delicate that you will be surprised how they grow on those thin branches. Outside the Orchid Garden you can enjoy the Palm Valley, a wide area surrounded by hundreds of different palm trees, enjoy your sandwich and stay a bit more in this heaven inside a five million metropole.