Botanic GardensThe 74-hectare Botanic Gardens in Singapore has been recognized as Singapore’s UNESCO World Heritage Site on the World Heritage List at the 39th session in Bonn, Germany, according to media reports.

The Singapore’s oldest garden is the 3rd Botanic Gardens to be named being a World Heritage Site after the Padua Gardens located in Italy and Kew Gardens at England. However, Singapore Botanic Gardens stand out being the only tropical botanical gardens on the heritage site list.

Singapore’s Botanic Gardens with world heritage title are expected to increase visitors from 4.4 million to around 6 million by year 2020. Meanwhile, Singapore government has various plans to protect the site.

To accommodate the expected increase in visitors, NParks also plans to conduct an evaluation for site at the end of 2016 to measures visitor effect on soil erosion, biodiversity and possible damage to historic buildings.

Botanic Gardens will also conduct more studies to its visitors and nearby residents at Robin Residences, One Balmoral and Gramercy Park to have modern understanding of the species and its habitats.