There’s something so serene about watching waterfalls. While Singapore doesn’t quite have a selection of natural waterfalls for us to admire, we do have some breathtaking man-made ones that are worth mentioning. Read on to find out where the best waterfalls in Singapore are located, and bring the kiddos along to check them out!
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Gardens By The Bay’s Cloud Forest is home to one of the world’s tallest indoor waterfalls. It looks absolutely beautiful, and is surrounded by a lush mountain clad with plants from all over the world. Besides admiring this man-made beaut of a waterfall, take a tour around the Cloud Forest to learn more about their variety of exotic plant species. Remember to take a snapshot before you leave for a memento with the gorgeous waterfall in the background!
Cloud Forest, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/attractions/cloud-forest
It’s an artificial waterfall, but it’s a beautiful one nonetheless. Located at Ginger Garden, this waterfall is situated right next to a cave, so you can actually admire it from under the cave itself. While you’re standing there, have someone snap some pictures from opposite — it’ll give you a lovely photo with the waterfall right smack in the center of your frame. While you’re there, you might as well tour the Ginger Garden, a home to over 250 species of gingers.
Ginger Garden, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, www.nparks.gov.sg/ginger-garden
It’s not quite your typical waterfall, but it is amazing to look at. The Rain Vortex sits in the heart of Jewel, with water gushing down from the glass ceiling, flowing 40 meters all the way to the basement. It’s really mesmerizing to watch, especially in the day when the sunlight catches the spray. If you’re visiting the mall at night, you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of their light-and-sound show happening at the vortex.
HSBC Rain Vortex, 78 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819666, +65 6956 9898, www.jewelchangiairport.com
You might not have heard of this place, but Yunnan Garden at the National Technological University (NTU) is actually a lovely heritage park with over 80 different plant species. Within the park they’ve built a 5.6-metre man-made waterfall that flows down Nanyang Lake. The view is magnificent, and it even makes you feel like you’re in a legitimate nature park somewhere overseas. Yunnan Garden is a great spot to visit on weekends if you want some quiet time to enjoy nature.
Yunnan Garden, 12 Nanyang Dr, Singapore 637721, +65 6791 1744
Another waterfall-like structure located within a mall (Marina Bay Sands), the Rain Oculus is a 70-foot diameter acrylic bowl that falls two stories to a pool below. The bowl is turned on and off a few times an hour so that the whirlpool is always changing in shape and intensity. For the best view, stand at the bottom of this gorgeous structure to watch the whirlpool work its magic.
Rain Oculus, Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, www.marinabaysands.com
Besides the indoor waterfall at Cloud Forest, Gardens By The Bay also has an outdoor waterfall. It’s located at Serene Garden, a unique horticultural garden that’s inspired by the minimalist concept of Japanese gardens. It’s the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a bit of peace and tranquility, and the waterfall within the area flows downwards through a collection of vibrantly-colored rocks. These huge rocks are actually from Niyodo, Japan, and their beautiful colors are completely natural.
Serene Garden, Marina Gardens Dr, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/serene-garden
There is so much to do at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden! It’s an enormous garden that’s dedicated to children, where they can feel free to play, explore and learn. From huge playgrounds to even a hedge maze, there is much to do here and that your children will feel completely engaged. In the midst of the garden is a cave and waterfall, where the kids can stop and admire it for a bit. Of course, they can also step into the cave if they desire!
Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, 481 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259769, www.nparks.gov.sg/jacob-ballas-childrens-garden
The Fountain Of Wealth has been around for decades, and is situated right at the heart of Suntec City. It’s a symbol of wealth and life, and you can soak its positive “qi” energy by walking around the fountain three times in a clockwise direction. As you do so, stretch your right hand out over the water, and make a wish along the way if there’s anything you desire. If you simply want to admire the fountain from afar, it’s visible even within the shopping center itself.
Fountain Of Wealth, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983, +65 6822 1537, www.sunteccity.com.sg
The Dining Room at Sheraton Towers allows you the luxury of admiring a beautiful waterfall while enjoying a lavish meal. Doesn't that sound lovely? As you indulge in a hearty spread inside, soak in the wondrous view of lush greenery and water cascading down the waterfall just outside. The whole experience is also made better with their floor-to-ceiling glass walls, so if you're bringing the kids along, they'll definitely be in awe of the view as well. There’s nothing better than a spectacular view when you’re slowly enjoying your meal, right?
The Dining Room, 39 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228230, +65 6839 5621, www.marriottbonvoyasia.com/sheraton-towers-singapore-the-dining-room
A more unconventional waterfall can be found at Universal Studios Singapore. Where, you may ask? Well, in the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure ride! If your kiddo enjoys waterfalls and is at least 107cm tall, take them on the ride because it’s going to be a really fun experience! Along the way, you’ll be taken through splashing river rapids, mini waterfalls, and waterfall drops, all while screaming and cackling through the thrilling ride.
Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/universal-studios-singapore
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