25 December 2019

December Sketchwalk at Singapore Botanic Garden

Credits: sketch by M. Friket Ercan

For the final sketchwalk of 2019, we are going to visit our only UNESCO Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Since the last time we visited, there have been new developments, such as the Learning Forest. The area includes new trails, a treetop walk, and wetlands (http://www.cheekiemonkie.net/2017/06/Learning-Forest-Singapore-Botanic-Gardens-review.html). It’s in the middle of the gardens, behind the National Orchid Garden, closer to Holland Road. There is a car park nearby along Tyersall Avenue if you are driving, or it can be reached via a leisurely stroll from Holland Road or the MRT at Bukit Timah Road.

Go up the treetop walk and sit with the trees, or sketch the wetlands from the comfort of the shaded pavilion, or chill at the Halia restaurant as you enjoy this newer part of the gardens.

START
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Pavilion at Keppel Discovery Wetlands
(https://goo.gl/maps/fqVZ2NjwfUnZKS1z5)

END
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Same as starting point
(https://goo.gl/maps/fqVZ2NjwfUnZKS1z5)

Nearest MRT: Botanic Gardens (Circle Line), Orchard Road (NSL)

Locations to sketch:
- Learning Forest
- Walk of Giants (https://www.littledayout.com/2017/04/03/7-things-know-sph-walk-of-giants-canopy-web/)
- Keppel Discovery Wetlands
- National Orchid Garden
- Ginger Garden
- Waterfall
- See map: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/-/media/sbg/documents/learning-forest-brochure-060319.jpg?la=en&hash=63E3620F03EBF63A54611998B10411541393AA00

Places to eat and shop:
- https://www.ladyironchef.com/tag/singapore-botanic-gardens-restaurants/

Bring:
- Hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent

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