Due to our geographical landscape and area, Singapore is scarce in its natural resources but thick in its concrete jungles. Thankfully, the Singapore government has seen and realises the benefits and importance of including some elements of nature within the walls of the buildings — making Singapore the garden city we know and love today. Here are five rooftop gardens you simply have to visit for an amazing view of the city while surrounding yourself with lucious pastures.
Skyville @ Dawson
Just 10 minutes away from Queenstown MRT, you’ll arrive at one of the most towering HDB flats in Singapore that offers you a view of both the coast and the city (depends on which side you’re standing at). Often, per building there’s only one rooftop garden but in this HDB complex, every alternate floor has an extended ledge to include a mini garden in between. The best one however, will still be their top floor garden located in level 47. The gardens also have bridges that connect to the other blocks, making it a very scenic and convenient way for people to get around.
Address: 86 Dawson Rd, Singapore 141086
Located right in the heart of Singapore’s town, Design Orchard is designed specifically for those office workers and shopaholics to take a break and unwind. Design Orchard has a very minimalistic and sloping terrace structure that maximises the seating area so that it could accommodate more visitors. With large umbrellas to shade you from the blazing sun, this place is especially crowded during lunch and dinner periods but do stop by whenever you’re in the area because the place is extremely relaxing after a long busy day.
Address: 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905
Mount Faber Park
Other than its heritage trails and multiple dining outlets, the biggest wow-factor of Mount Faber Park is their panoramic view of Sentosa and other Southern Islands. It truly provides the perfect romantic setting to impress your date. And if you’re looking for other activities to do, the park is loaded with amenities to keep you occupied. The park also has a cable car that can transport you to Sentosa while you float over the seas and thick forest so truly, this is a place for everything.
Address: Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and, Telok Blangah Rd, 099448
Suntec City Sky Garden
Equipped with fountains, benches and bars, this place is the definition of chill. Sometimes visiting a rooftop garden has its set of inconveniences and one of the first things that pops into my head is the lack of a public toilet. Thankfully, with the Sky Garden located right above Suntec City, visitors would not have such worries and concerns about basic amenities.
Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
Urban Farm @ Funan
The newly refurbished Funan mall itself, is a sports heaven for those who enjoy activities such as cycling and rock climbing. The interior of the mall itself has various amenities and stores to accommodate such sports and in between, there are steps with faux grass carpets to give visitors a picnic vibe as they enjoy their takeouts there. However, the main highlight would still be their Urban Farm located right on the mall’s roof. With terrace-like steps located at several corners of the garden, the architects managed to maximise the space to ensure that numerous crops and herbs could be planted in the area. Additionally, the farm has swing sets, benches and tables that provide a very chill atmosphere for those who want to enjoy their takeaways here.
Address: 107 North Bridge Rd
From the name itself, yes, the infrastructure of this building really brings the community together with the power of the Kampong Spirit. This integrated, multifunctional building caters perfectly for the eldery around the vicinity, with ramps and elevators available to ease their travel for a breath of fresh air. A fun fact about this place is that the trees planted in this garden are trees which you can typically find in the old kampong days, creating a literal walk down memory lane.
Address: Block 676, Woodlands Drive 71