The Singapore Botanic Gardens – one of the greatest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

August 20th, 2015 is glad to inform that Singapore Post has released a special set of stamps that depict the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The issue consisting of two stamps were released and put into circulation on the 7th of August.

Founded in 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) played an important role in fostering agricultural development in the region through collecting, growing, experimenting and distributing potentially useful plants. One of the most important successes was the introduction, experimentation and promotion of Hevea brasiliensis (Para Rubber). This became a major crop that transformed the region. The Gardens also spearheaded new techniques in raising orchids in ascetic media, and founded a regional orchid breeding industry.

Singapore's botanic garden is the only one in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight every day of the year. More than 10,000 species of flora cover its 74-hectares area, which is stretched vertically ‒ the longest distance between the northern and southern ends is 2.5 km (1.6 mi).

The Botanic Gardens receives about 4.5 million visitors annually.

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