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The Best Waterfalls in Singapore with Instagrammable Scenic Views

I have always been a big fan of waterfalls (the steady flow of water is relaxing). In fact, If I were a billionaire, I’d probably have an indoor waterfall constructed in my own bedroom!

Well, since I’m not a billionaire and I don’t even have a bedroom that can fit a small inflatable pool, I’m thankful that our country has a few waterfalls that I think are worth a visit. I listed them below for you to check out!

Natural Waterfalls

1. Ginger Falls

From ritaypaiewonsky 

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore Botanic Gardens


Contact Number: 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 5:00 AM to 12:00 MN

I’ve heard of the Ginger Garden located at the Singapore Botanic Garden, but imagine my surprise when I found out they also have a waterfall here. Sadly, I visited the venue all alone and missed the opportunity to have a romantic stroll behind the waterfall.

You see, there’s a path where you (and your partner if you come with one) can walk behind the waterfall. What made this walk romantic was the night light that gave the area a resplendent glow and the pond filled with water lilies.

The park staff also informed me that there are different kinds of ginger here (as you can guess from its name).

Pro Tip:

Aside from the Ginger Garden and its waterfall, you can also check out the different areas located inside the Singapore Botanic Garden like the Keppel Discovery Wetlands, National Orchid Garden, and Learning Forest.

2. Dragon Falls

From alexisjetsets 

Address: 51 Imbiah Rd 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours

I’m a big fan of Mother Nature and often bring my family along during nature walks. One of our favourite spots to hike in is the Mount Imbiah Trail and Nature Walk where you can enjoy three different waterfalls—The Imbiah, Rock Dragon, and Tampines Falls.

The Imbiah and Tampines Falls look a bit similar, and both consist of three layers of moss-covered rocks. The only difference we saw is that the Imbiah’s rocks are rounder while the Tampines’ are flat.

However, we visited this nature trail to check out the popular Rock Dragon waterfall, and we were not disappointed. It’s a huge rock carved into a dragon’s head with its mouth open wide, and we stood there in awe as the waters flowed from its mouth and fangs!

Pro Tip:

Imbiah Road is a popular destination among tourists, and we recommend that you make the most of your time when in the area. Check out the nearby Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and enjoy a luge ride. 

3. Serene Garden Waterfall

From singaporetouristpass

Address: Marina Gardens Drive


Contact Number: +65 6420 6848

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours

The word “serene” conjures up images of relaxing gardens and tranquil waterfalls, and I’m happy to confirm that the Serene Garden at Gardens by the Bay fits that description. The park also has a stunning waterfall at its centre.

Before getting to the actual waterfalls, we had to pass through some well-maintained gardens and lawns. Our kids had fun walking across the fresh newly cut blades of grass in one area while we adults admired the junipers and podocarpus plants all around.

The waterfall at the centre, though, was the star of our trip to the garden. For me, it has a Japanese Zen garden appeal with its not-too-steep incline resulting in a less aggressive cascade of water from the top—a perfect spot to meditate if you’re into that.

Pro Tip:

If you want a serene and meditation-inducing trip to this garden, visit early in the morning—around 5:00 AM perhaps. You also get the bonus of witnessing that awesome Singapore sunrise. 

Man-Made Waterfalls

1. Cloud Forest Waterfall

From kelvintaysk 

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #03-02/03


Contact Number: +6564206848

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Gardens by the Bay is a popular tourist spot. Aside from the many attractions in the venue, there’s also a spectacular indoor waterfall here!

It’s in the Cloud Forest, a large dome that acts like a greenhouse. You can stroll and take in the views of the various flora inside. Our family loves it here, especially the moss and grass-covered paths and the beautiful Venus flytraps.

The real highlight for most guests though (my family included) is the spectacular indoor waterfall. It’s said to be one of the tallest indoor falls, but what we liked most about it aside from its impressive height (35 metres) is the lush greenery around it.

Pro Tip:

Book a combo ticket worth SGD 28 to gain access to both the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome. This is good value for money if you ask us, as both attractions are worth a visit if you’re a nature lover! 

2. Rain Oculus

From k2partners

Address: Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands


Contact Number: +6566888868

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

For my family, a visit to the Marina Bay Sands isn’t complete without dropping by the Rain Oculus. Located on Bayfront Avenue, it’s an impressive structure called a water vortex.

On the first floor, water pours from the ceiling to a pool below. We also saw some guests take a gondola ride around the water. 

Head to the second floor to see where the water is coming from (the vortex itself). We checked it out and watched as the water swirled down (ala whirlpool) to the basin below.

Pro Tip:

A gondola (they call it a sampan boat) ride here costs SGD 15 per person. You can also pay a bit more for an Eye of the Waterfall Tour at SGD 18 per person where your boat will row right beneath the vortex itself. 

3. Yunnan Garden Waterfall

– From wttw2010

Address: 12 Nanyang Dr 


Contact Number: +6567911744

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours

Yunnan Garden Waterfall is considered by us locals as an underrated location that deserves your attention. It has tons of Chinese-themed structures around it and a stunning man-made waterfall measuring 5.6 metres tall.

We usually start off our trip to this garden by navigating the wide and well-maintained boardwalk leading to the gardens. The kids usually run around in glee here while we adults check out the greenery on either side of the path.

Our family also usually takes a break under any of the Chinese-themed pavilions and sheds before pushing on to the waterfall itself. Once we get to the waterfall, we never miss the chance to take photos of the picturesque sight.

Pro Tip:

To get to the waterfall easily, you can park at the Hall of Residence 4 which is just a few minutes away from the gardens and the waterfall itself. 

4. HSBC Rain Vortex

From visit_singapore 

Address: 78 Airport Blvd. 


Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Changi Airport is considered the best in the entire world thanks to the many attractions and points of interest travellers can enjoy here. One such spot (and one that my family and I truly enjoy) is the indoor waterfall the HSBC Rain Vortex.

Similar to the Rain Oculus, water cascades from the ceiling to a pool below. The difference between these two though is instead of shops, the HSBC Rain Vortex is surrounded by plants and trees.

Pro Tip:

Visit the HSBC Rain Vortex at night. At night, the cascading waters become a colourful display with differently-coloured lights hitting the waterfall from different angles.

5. Sheraton Towers Waterfall

Address: 39 Scotts Rd


Contact Number: +6567376888

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours

The Sheraton Towers is one hotel we can proudly recommend to any tourist visiting our fair country. However, we will do so not just because of the great accommodations and customer service but also because of the waterfall here!

We’ve checked in a couple of times all because we liked its convenience (near the MRT station) and its proximity to Orchard Street.

The best part of our stay here, though, is during breakfast and lunch. The restaurant has a huge glass panel that offers a spectacular view of the outdoor waterfall. I truly enjoy gorging on a steak while enjoying the calming scene.

Pro Tip:

Book a room with their breakfast buffet to get fantastic access to the said waterfall view.

6. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Waterfall

Address: 90 Yishun Central


Contact Number: +6565558000

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, Open 24 hours

A friend once had to be admitted to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and I had to check up on him. Once I got to the healthcare facility (and confirmed that my friend was okay), I took a stroll around the hospital’s grounds to spot (to my surprise) a gorgeous waterfall!

With the relaxing waterfalls at level 1, it’s obvious that the hospital wants its patients to experience holistic recovery. There are also vegetable and flower gardens that bring out positive vibes.

The basement where the water lands is also worth your visit. We followed the sound of flowing water and were treated to a beautifully landscaped basement garden.

Pro Tip:

The hospital believes in healing through nature, and if you want to support this campaign, you can make a donation.
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