Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Post released on 7 August 2015 two se-tenant $1.30 stamps to commemorate the listing of the Singapore Botanic Gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Created in 1859 at its present location, the Singapore Botanic Gardens was initially a plan of Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), the founder of modern Singapore and a keen naturalist, when he developed in 1822 the 'Botanical and Experimental Garden' in Fort Canning.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens became on 4 July 2015 the first and only tropical garden to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 39th World Heritage Committee held in Bonn, Germany from 28 June to 8 July 2015.

Special thanks to Terence for this superb FDC sent from Paya Lebar Post Office on the first day of issue.


Acknowledgements: Eric Contesse (http://timbredujura.blogspot.com/2015/08/singapore-has-its-first-unesco-world.html)

Website of the SBG: https://www.sbg.org.sg/

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