Singapore’s First UNESCO World Heritage Site

The 150 year old Singapore Botanic Garden was appointed a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 4th 2015 and is the country’s first. The UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription will be unveiled at the Gardens on the Golden Jubilee weekend from 7-10 August. The Singapore Botanic Garden forms part of the National Parks Board properties that include a number of National Parks in Singapore, including Gardens by the Bay. One of its many highlights is its extensive orchid enclosures and orchid gardens, a favorite among many visitors to Singapore and an excellent location for meetings and events programmes. The beautiful 74-hectare botanical garden is expected to be the first of many designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Minister Lawrence Wong from the Parliament of Singapore praised the announcement, commenting, “It will motivate us to do even more to strengthen our conservation efforts in the gardens and elsewhere in Singapore and to invest further in heritage development in Singapore.”

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