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In this post we share photos from Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
About Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
- Established in 1859 by Sir Stamford Raffles
- In the mid-1800s ownership was transferred to the British colonial government and a series of Kew-trained botanists
- Now the gardens are managed by National Parks Board, a statutory board of the Singapore government.
- The gardens were used to foster agricultural development in Singapore and the region through collecting, growing, experimenting and distributing potentially useful plants
- A major outcome was the introduction, experimentation and promotion of Para Rubber,
- This crop brought prosperity to the South East Asian region in the early 20th century
- 82-hectare gardens
- 44 heritage trees within the property, and a number of protected buildings/structures such as houses 1 to 5 of the former Raffles College, Raffles Hall, E.J.H. Corner House, Burkill Hall, Holttum Hall, Ridley Hall, House 6, Garage, Bandstand and Swan Lake Gazebo.
- Singapore’s first UNESCO Heritage Site.