Singapore's 52 hectare botanic gardens are just beyond the end of Orchard road. You can walk there from the centre, if your legs are feeling sprightly, or take a city bus.
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Entry is free, and on any given day you'll see lots of locals enjoying the outdoors - lovers strolling hand-in-hand next to the koi pond, children running about on the lawns, dog-walkers, joggers, old men reading newspapers in the shade. It's lovely.
Nope. Still no idea.
There is a restaurant and one or two snack shops, selling cold drinks, if you need refreshments. Best of all, there's the orchid garden (entrance fee of SIN$5 applies - that's about £2.50)