Singapore Botanical Gardens

Brief description

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.

Unesco WHS list ref: 1483

I visited this site while passing through Singapore in the 1990s. I remember high humidity, and lots of colourful and exotic orchids.

From my collection

singapore-orchid-garden-2

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

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