The first "Botanical and Experimental Garden"
in Singapore was established in 1822
on Government Hill at Fort Canning
by Sir Stamford Raffles,
the founder of modern Singapore
and a keen naturalist.
It is the only botanic garden
in the world that opens from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight
every single day of the year,
and does not charge an admission fee,
except for the National Orchid Garden.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY KINZOH December 30th 2008
Thank you for the music Chinese Folk Songs Sung by Chen Jianbin (Singaporean)