Bonn germany the nation has its first unesco world heritage site in the bag. The listing of the singapore botanic gardens as a world heritage site is especially meaningful as a lasting commemoration of singapores 50 th anniversary year the gardens joins the more than 1000 sites on unescos world heritage list.
It is the first in asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world.
Singapore botanic gardens unesco world heritage site. The list world heritage list world heritage in danger new inscriptions criteria for selection tentative lists world heritage list nominations reporting monitoring state of conservation soc periodic reporting questionnaires 2008 2015 reactive monitoring africa arab states asia pacific latin america and the caribbean europe and north america. The gardens is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the unescos world heritage list. It is one of three gardens and the only tropical garden to be honoured as a unesco world heritage sitethe botanic gardens has been ranked asias top park attraction since 2013 by tripadvisor travellers choice awards.
The singapore botanic gardens the gardens was inscribed as a unesco world heritage site at the 39th session of the world heritage committee whc in bonn germany. The singapore botanic gardens is a 160 year old tropical garden located at the fringe of singapores orchard road shopping district. The grass is not greener on the other side now that singapore lays claim to her own unesco world heritage site.
The gardens are also singapores first world heritage site and i think they are a beautiful addition to the list. Situated at the heart of the city of singapore the site demonstrates the evolution of a british tropical colonial botanic garden that has become a modern world class scientific institution used for both conservation and education. This was the result of the strong collaboration between national heritage board national parks board ministry of culture community and youth and ministry of foreign affairs as well as the public community and experts who gave their support for the bid.
In what is the timeliest golden jubilee present to singapore as we celebrate 50 years of independence this year the singapore botanic gardens has been inscribed an unesco world heritage site at the 39 th session of the world heritage committee in germany on 4 july 2015. The singapore botanic gardens was successfully inscribed as singapores first unesco world heritage site on 4 july 2015. The 156 year old singapore botanic gardens was awarded the coveted status at the 39th world heritage committee.
Singapores botanic gardens has a lot of beautiful reasons to be proud as the countrys first unesco world heritage site. It is the first in asia and is the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following orto. The singapore botanic gardens are easy to reach via subway botanic gardens mrt station on circle or downtown lines bus or private transportation.