Latest News:  

English>>Life & Culture

Singapore Botanic Garden to build heritage museum in bidding for UNESCO World Heritage Site


19:54, May 10, 2013

SINGAPORE, May 10 (Xinhua) -- The 154-year-old Singapore Botanic Garden on Friday announced its plans to build a heritage museum and a separate gallery for green exhibits, aiming at better support for the garden in bidding for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.

Local daily The Straits Times reported that the garden is making a pitch for the first UNESCO World Heritage Site early last month.

The museum, an area of 240 square metres, will house artifacts like the oldest specimens and botanical artworks of the garden, helping audiences to understand the history of the garden.

A 314 square metres Green Gallery, which will run on solar power and will be built of concrete made from the hemp plant, will showcase exhibits mainly in plantings and greeneries. The first exhibition after its completion will be the half-century of " greening" journey of Singapore.

The heritage museum and the gallery will cost for 2 million Singapore dollars (1.62 million U.S. dollars). The whole work will be done by the end of November.

Singapore Botanic Garden was founded in 1859 and located in the central part of the city-state. Nowadays there are a lot of people rushing into the green lung of the city during their leisure time, running, walking and having picnic for health, joy and relaxation.

Ever since the mid 1960s, the garden is taking a leading role in the greening of Singapore.

We recommend:

Residence of a minister in Qing dynasty

Top 20 Chinese celebrities in 2013

Twisted skyscrapers around world

S Korean TV network bans Psy's new MV

33 crystal clear waters in the globle

Touching moments in animal world

Women's volleyball head coach since 1980s

From 'ivory tower' to gorgeous 'T stage'

Jiutian Goddess Temple in Jixian, N China

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:WangXin、Gao Yinan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Victory Day parade held at Red Square

  2. New-type fighters in night flight training

  3. Italian container ship accident

  4. Landslide in quake-hit Lushan kills 3

  5. Domestic violence by men 'shocking': survey

  6. Flight attendent recruitment in Wuhan

  7. Jiang Yiyan covers Darizi magazine

  8. Blacksmiths in Gangmen village

  9. Quake-hit ebony struggling to recover

  10. Ferrari planning sales push in China

Most Popular


  1. Suffer the children, suffer the country
  2. China, India have wisdom to handle sensitive issues
  3. Ending 'too big to fail' going to be hard work
  4. PwC: Environment hard for Chinese banks
  5. The Rise of the South
  6. Chance for dual face-to-face talks slim
  7. China's regional disparity offers growth potential
  8. US war on terror bent by strategy
  9. China's rating not jeopardized by slower growth
  10. Innovation: The engine for development

What’s happening in China

Jack Ma to resign as Alibaba CEO

  1. Guangzhou moves to abolish rural hukou
  2. Cross-species liver transplant succeeds
  3. Monks reach deal on temple buildings' demolition
  4. Bear attack on monkey sparks calls for laws
  5. Marauding Siberian tigers kill livestock