Birdlife at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Lesser Whistling Duck

After a lovely talk with a good friend of mine this afternoon (one whom I hadn’t seen in a ridiculous three or so years), I have been inspired to pursue what I am most passionate about: photography. Honestly, so much goes on in Singapore. The Gold Coast cannot quite compare to this vibrant little island city. There have been plenty of opportunities for photography here; it is a country that just has so much to offer, from wildlife to fashion to food to culture… the list is endless. James and I recently gallivanted the Singapore Botanic Gardens, where we witnessed a caucasian family feeding the birds and turtles at one of the lakes. The ducks here are different from the ones we get in Australia. They are absolutely adorable.

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1 Cluny Road, Tanglin
Singapore 259569
Opening Hours: 5:00am – 12 midnight (daily)

7 thoughts on “Birdlife at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

  1. You are in Singapore?!?! I’m from Sg =) It’s funny how we think the grass is always greener on the other side. Frankly, I havent explored much of Sg’s wildlife, but when I was in London, I explored all the parks and was tickled by their adorable squirrels, swans, and ducks. Enjoy your stay!

    1. I was born in Singapore! So it’s pretty much my hometown. And yes, I didn’t realise how amazing the country was until I moved away. Then I started to miss the simple things, like the cheap and delicious food, convenience of public transport and vibrancy of life. I always look forward to visiting the island city! :)

  2. I have to agree with sabrina – the grass is definitely greener. I don’t really have a lack of things to photograph here, but I certainly think london’s s a little more amenable for things to photograph!

    1. I can’t speak for London because I’ve never been there, but I do find life on the Gold Coast a little too slow. Singapore, being a city that never seems to sleep, is a great deal more active and interesting!

  3. Which camera do you use? Wonderful pictures by the way :) I wrote about the Botanic Gardens too- Love your blog <3 Hope you had a good time in Singapore!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Lavanya! For now, I’m using a Nikon D3200. I took a look at your post on the Botanic Gardens and wow! Such great photography… I still can’t believe you’re only 12! :)

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