Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Singapore Botanical Gardens

This is so far the only UNESCO World Heritage site of Singapore

Singapore Botanic Gardens - Bandstand

This postcard was sent by Yi Lin

The idea of a national garden in Singapore started in 1822 when Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore and a keen naturalist, developed the first "Botanical and Experimental Garden" at Fort Canning. - in the postcard

Singapore Botanic Garden
This postcard was sent by Jenn

Situated at the heart of the city of Singapore, the site demonstrates the evolution of a British tropical colonial botanic garden that has become a modern world-class scientific institution used for both conservation and education. The cultural landscape includes a rich variety of historic features, plantings and buildings that demonstrate the development of the garden since its creation in 1859. It has been an important centre for science, research and plant conservation, notably in connection with the cultivation of rubber plantations, in Southeast Asia since 1875. - in:

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