The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a 158-year-old tropical garden located on the edge of Singapore's main shopping belt.
The Botanic Gardens was established by Sir Stamford Raffles (the founder of modern Singapore and keen naturalist) in 1822, but was closed in 1829. It later opened its door by an Agri-Horticultural Society in 1859, before handled over to the government of Singapore. 60 acres of land were transformed from a disused plantation into the popular recreational garden you see today.
The Gardens is the first and only tropical botanical garden on the UNESCO WHS list. (2015)
The 50th Anniversary of Independence