7 things you may not have known about Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore's Botanic Gardens is not just any other park. Here are some interesting facts about our national garden
Published on Jun 17, 2014 4:44 PM
SINGAPORE - Singapore Botanic Gardens has again been ranked the number one park in Asia in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for attractions. This is actually the second year in a row that the 74ha park has been ranked as such.
Here are seven things you may not have known about our award winning park:
1. VIP and Celebrity Orchids
The National Orchid Garden section of the Botanic gardens houses orchids named after the likes of Elton John, Jackie Chan and even Princess Diana and Nelson Mandela. More recently, Kate Middleton and Prince William were presented the Vanda William Catherine - a white and purple free-flowering orchid hybrid.
This garden is also lauded as the world’s largest orchid display features over 60,000 plants and orchids.
2. Singapore’s First Unesco World Heritage Site Nominee
The Unesco World Heritage Site nomination marks the gardens as a site of special cultural and physical importance. By being nominated, the Botanic Gardens will put itself in the ranks of sites such as Mount Fuji in Japan and the Taj Mahal in India.
You can pledge your support for this nomination here.
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