Your ultimate SG50 weekend guide: Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens will host a carnival alongside live music performances.
Botanic Gardens will host a carnival alongside live music performances.PHOTO: NPARKS

It is not every day that a Singapore destination gets named a Unesco World Heritage Site, but that is not the only reason to visit the Botanic Gardens during the Jubilee Weekend.

The park will come alive with a carnival held at the Bandstand & Orchid Plaza from Aug 7 to 9. There will be booths selling nostalgia snacks such as kacang puteh and old- school biscuits, as well as family activities such as botanical- themed batik painting and calligraphy demonstrations.

Another reason to slap on some sunscreen and take the entire family down? Free music performances on Aug 7 and 8 by the T'ang Quartet, The Sam Willows and the Singapore Lyric Opera.

Visitors are advised to take public transport to the gardens during the jubilee weekend.


What: A three-day carnival, a series of music performances and the live telecast of the National Day Parade

Where: Various places in the Botanic Gardens

When: Aug 7 to 9

Admission: Free