Singapore Botanic Gardens Named as World Heritage Site

Singapore's 183-acre Botanic Gardens has been declared as first UNESCO World Heritage Site at The World Heritage Committee's 39th session, which was held in Bonn, Germany.

Founded in 1859, the 156-year-old tourist destination is the 3rd Botanic Gardens to be named as a World Heritage Site, next to the Padua Gardens in Italy and England’s Kew Gardens. However Singapore's Botanic Gardens stands out for being the only tropical botanical gardens included on the list.

Being named as world heritage site, Singapore Botanic Gardens are expected to attract and increase visitors 4.4 million to 6 million by year 2020. Singapore government has lined up different campaigns on how to protect the site.

Located in central Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens is the most visited botanic gardens in the world, it is situated close to Singapore's newest cluster housing project Victoria Park Villas at Coronation Road.