SINGAPORE - Soon after the announcement that the Singapore Botanic Gardens has been accorded Unesco World Heritage Site status, congratulations proliferated online.
Some also shared little known facts about the 156-year-old Gardens.
Here are some, including personal memories, about Singapore's first Unesco heritage site.
"A great Jubilee year gift" -- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
"Historic moment for all of us and the whole nation." -- Minister for for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong
"The Botanics was part of the fascinating story of how rubber came to transform Malaya and Singapore" -- Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam
The National Parks Board put up a video with interesting historical facts about the Gardens.
The Ministry of National Development said that what makes the Gardens endearing "are the people, who inject energy and soul into the place".
The Gardens has a place in many Singaporeans' hearts, and the SG Heart Map team paid tribute to it in this post.
Memories like "the swans will chase me around cos I wore #red pants" -- Mandopop singer Derrick Hoh
And how about this tribute from Playmobil Singapore?