If you are looking for an oasis of quiet in the bustle of a major city, then you must go here. Its only drawback is that the place is very big and in the heat of Singapore, it was difficult to get round in an afternoon. The MRT station is also on the edge of the gardens making the walk quite long.However the gardens have something for everyone. We particularly liked the lake full of turtles and also the rain forest walk which was full of critters and birds and small mammels. Might be better to visit later in the day.