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Singapore Botanic Gardens on postage stamps

Singapore Botanic Gardens on postage stamps

Singapore Post in partnership with the National Parks Board issued special stamps to celebrate the inscription of the Singapore Botanic Gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The stamp design shows the Garden’s rich natural and cultural heritage through some of the well-loved icons of the Gardens such as the gazebo at the Bandstand, Burkill Hall and Tanglin Gate.

Commemorative stamps are selected to reflect and showcase a country’s history, culture, values and national achievements.

The stamps are issued as the part of SG50 along with the Singapore’s 50 years of Independence stamp and Singapore World Stamp Exhibition 2015.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic Gardens was inscribed as Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.

Established in 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens played an important historical role in the introduction and promotion of many plants of economic value to Southeast Asia, including the Para rubber tree.

Over the years, the Gardens has continued to introduce and rejuvenate its horticultural attractions while continuing its mission of connecting plants and people.

Today, the 74-hectare Gardens is a key civic and community space, and an international tourist destination. Attracting an annual visitorship of more than 4.4 million, it is also an important institution for tropical botanical and horticultural research, education and conservation.

The Gardens showcases the best and most spectacular of tropical flora, including more than 10,000 types of plants and the region’s most significant living collection of documented palms, orchids, cycads and gingers.

Its historic 19th century garden landscape is well preserved and includes the earliest ornamental designed lake in Singapore.

Home to numerous heritage trees and a tract of primary rainforest, the Gardens is less than a 10-minute walk from the shopping belt in Orchard Road.

The Gardens was ranked the number one park in Asia in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for attractions in 2014.

In 2012, it clinched the inaugural Garden of the Year Award by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council. In 2008, it was awarded the Michelin three-star rating and selected by Time Magazine as Asia’s Best Urban Jungle.

Title: Singapore Botanic Gardens
Date of Issue: 7 August 2015
Country: Singapore
Denominations: $1.30 x 2

Source: Singapore post

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