Singapore is known as the Garden City, primarily because of its visionary Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in 1968, who wanted the country to adopt environmentally-friendly infrastructure measures to soften the effects of a concrete jungle. Today, the country’s green spaces have been artfully integrated into the cityscape and visitors can enjoy the gorgeous green infrastructure that was the brainchild of its post-independence administration. Savour the scenic sights from a luxury hotel Singapore boasts of, such as the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore and take advantage of its Singapore hotel promotions to make the most of a stay at the Garden city. When seeking a moment for calm and serenity, venture down to the Woodlands Town Garden, a beautiful patch of green affording recreation and relaxation paces for the modern tourist on the go. Offering ample verdant space spreading across 27 acres, Woodlands is the ideal spot to work out, walk your dog or simply establish a meaningful connection with nature. What sets the park so uniquely apart from other green spaces is that it has artfully incorporated Chinese and Malay elements into the design. Enjoy the serenity accorded by the Sungei Mandal Kecil river that flows through the park and was also integrated into its creative layout. A section of the river was enlarged into a lake with an irregular shape in order to evoke a natural ambiance. So the next time your travels bring you into this beautiful verdant city in the sun, make your way down to the Woodlands Town Garden. Bring the kids and let them release some energy on the playground while you take a walk and enjoy the serenity of the pond. Or perhaps take a tai-chi class to experience holistic bliss in the midst of such exquisite surroundings and let all your cares simply drift away.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.