24 Jul '15, 3pm

Here are 5 more reasons to visit newly-minted UNESCO Heritage Site: #SingaporeBotanicGardens

Here are 5 more reasons to visit newly-minted UNESCO Heritage Site: #SingaporeBotanicGardens

Mandy Lim Beitler shares more about the quieter parts of this much-loved national treasure, which has just been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marsh Garden A short distance from Tanglin Gate is an idyllic oasis surrounded by patches of verdant tropical greenery. While awash with water lilies and papyrus plants today, it was home to a rhinoceros wallow back in the late 1800s when the Gardens used to house a zoo. Animals in the collection had included a sloth bear, kangaroos, orang utans, a leopard from the King of Siam, and a tiger from the Sultan of Terengganu. Fragrant Garden Take a stroll along the newly-built boardwalk and spot butterflies flitting among colourful flowers by day, and then return at sundown to enjoy scents from nocturnally-inclined blooms. To create the sweet olfactory experience that its name suggests, the garden showcases species of plants ...

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