Rooftop gardens aren’t new in Singapore but this one’s free and open to the public! I think it’s the first free observation deck in Singapore and it happens to be in one of the tallest buildings in the city.
CapitaSpring, situated at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, is a 280-meter building that offers work, residential, and play spaces. Between the office floors and the modern serviced residences is a garden spanning across four storeys. They call it the Green Oasis and it houses 38,000 plants from over 70 species.
Aside from the Green Oasis, you can also enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the rooftop Sky Garden. It gives a different and refreshing view of Singapore from the usual Marina Bay Sands angle. Both are open to the public with no entrance fees.
Singapore is known to have the most efficient transport systems so getting from one point to another should be a no-brainer. The easiest way to get to CapitaSpring is to take an MRT and alight at Raffles Place Station (East West and North South Line). Take Exit A. CapitaSpring is right in the middle of Malacca Street and Market Street.
If you’re taking a taxi or a TNVS (Grab), use this address: 88 Market Street, Singapore, 048948.
The Green Oasis is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. The Sky Garden is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
The gap between the open hours is strictly intended for CapitaSpring tenants, Citadines guests, and restaurant patrons. The Green Oasis and Sky Garden are closed on weekends and public holidays and subject to closure on eve of Public Holidays, private events, and other blackout dates.
Look out for any queue outside the building. Join the queue if there is one but if you can’t find a line, proceed to the twin lift right in front of the building door, left side of the lobby. The Green Oasis is on the 17th – 20th floors while the Sky Garden is on the 51st floor.
Next to the Garden Oasis is Sol & Luna cafe. It’s open daily for breakfast, lunch, high tea, and dinner from 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM, except for Sundays. It offers indoor and al fresco dining and is perfect if you want to chill with your friends before heading to your next tourist spot/destination.
You may contact Sol & Luna for reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also dining options at the Sky Garden. The lower part of the Sky Garden houses Kaarla and Oumi of 1-Group Singapore. It’s the perfect place to enjoy fancy meals and drinks while watching the Singapore skyline.
For reservations, contact email@example.com.
Aside from Sol & Luna and Kaarla & Oumi, there’s also a hawker center on the second floor of the building. You need to walk from the main lobby and find the escalator heading to Market Street Hawker Center. It’s not hard to miss as the escalator is right below the CapitaSpring building signage.
If you’re not in the mood to eat or maybe you’re kinda full and just want a cup of coffee, there’s also an Arabica stall right outside the lobby doors.
What I like about this part of Singapore is its accessibility to transportation, food, and sights — it’s just within arm’s reach. I could say CapitaSpring is worth the visit especially if you’re within the area. It just so happened that we were staying so near the building so we included it in our itinerary.
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