It was a Sunday. Family day to be specific. But for overseas workers, this is the time to converge and meet fellow nationals. In a well-manicured tropical garden that spans in acres, mats were laid down, a potluck of food shared and a familiar language emanated. Overseas Filipino workers came in number. I was led to Singapore Botanic Gardens meeting strangers and exchanging smiles.
Majority of my friends working in Singapore haven’t been to this botanical garden. Since they are too busy with their corporate lives even on a weekend, I came solo and decided to meet them for dinner. Armed with no itinerary, I strolled and lounged for almost 5 hours to discover the reason for its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.