It lived up to how I imagine it would be and more.
We spent quite a few hours wandering through the gardens - this is just a glimpse.
Lush tropical "jungle" walkways
Fountains surrounded by orchids
John also surrounded by orchids
The bromeliad house
An arched walkway of orchids and philodendrons
We spent about an hour or more in the orchid house.
The bromeliad house again
We had lunch in a little café in the ginger garden
A local volunteer told us a story about Australians who were prisoners of war in Changi. The Japanese had them build steps (not these) to one of the buildings they were using which now forms part of the gardens. In typical Aussie style, they signed their work and many years later came back to check the signature were still there.