Founded in 1859 with a mission to cultivate plants of economic potential, the 52-hectare (128.5-acre) Singapore Botanic ... More
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Founded in 1859 with a mission to cultivate plants of economic potential, the 52-hectare (128.5-acre) Singapore Botanic Gardens made a historic milestone in 1877 with the cultivation of Malaysia and Indonesia's first rubber plantations. Today, with more than 600,000 plant specimens, it is clearly one of the world's largest botanical reserves.
This offshoot of the Bogor Botanical Gardens was founded in 1862 to study mountain flora. The cinchona (a tropical tree
belonging to the madder family) was first brought from South America in 1854 and later cultivated here. The collection ...
As one of the oldest zoos in the world, the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden is famous not only with
Vietnamese but also with foreign visitors. It is the home for many rare orchids, ornamental plants, and over a ...
Representing two cultures of contrasting architectures, Chinese & Japanese Gardens are set on adjacent islands in Jurong Lake linked by
the Bridge of Double Beauty. The Chinese Garden is fashioned according to imperial Sung dynasty architecture with twin pagodas, ...