This tour is a departure from our usual style – a seven day immersion in one place with the accent on green spaces, gardens and easy walks to some natural reserves. Since 1822, Singapore has been known for its beautiful gardens and lush street plantings. The 150 year old Singapore Botanic Gardens are a tropical wonderland including the world’s largest showcase of tropical orchids. There are also the wonderful Gardens by the Bay, which opened in 2012 and attract garden lovers from around the world. Superlatives are the order of the day here. The Flower Dome is the world’s largest column-less greenhouse. The Cloud Forest contains not only the world’s highest indoor waterfall but also a 35m high ‘mountain’ which replicates foggy tropical highlands up to 2000m above sea level. Eighteen ‘supertrees’ up to 16 stories high are covered with 162,900 plants, harvest solar energy and provide a spectacular focus for the gardens especially at night when they come alive with a dazzling light show. Besides this amazing complex, we will spot native birds and animals in the remnant rainforest of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the mangrove boardwalks of Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. Alongside the gardens, we enjoy some classic Singapore experiences including a high tea, excellent Asian cuisine and a night safari at the Singapore Zoo. For our six night stay, we relax in the centrally located PARKROYAL on Pickering, with its eco-friendly hotel-in-a-garden design.