A stunning 10ha forest, the size of 15 football fields, has opened at the Botanic Gardens. Once filled with dense century-old terrain, the restored and curated attraction is now accessible to the public for the first time in its history and has been divided into five sections.
Called the Learning Forest, the space is very walkable – there are hardly any steps to climb although the terrain rises gently across the parcel of land. Visitors can get around via sensitively installed walkways and elevated boardwalks.
The forest is now home to 120,000 plant species, and is a refuge for a variety of fauna native to Singapore and the region. These numbers are set to grow as the Learning Forest matures over time.