Singapore, February 14, 2020 - Singapore is often called the Garden City for its plentiful yet manicured greenery and balmy tropical weather. Visitors to the island city-state can take a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Situated just five minutes away from bustling Orchard Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens is a lush sanctuary in the heart of the city. 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.
The Gardens has been developed along a Four-Core Concept. The four cores are Tanglin, which is the heritage core retaining the old favourites and charms of the historic Gardens; Central is the tourist belt of the Gardens; and Bukit Timah the educational and discovery zone.
A fourth core, Tyersall-Gallop, was created with the opening in 2017 of the Learning Forest which is designed to integrate with the Gardens' existing rain forest to form an enlarged forest habitat.
Each Core presents an exciting array of attractions. You can shop, dine and stroll around the Gardens to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds the luscious greenery offers. The Singapore Botanic Gardens (the Gardens) was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Bonn, Germany in 2015. The first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
It is the first in Asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following Orto botanico di Padova and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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