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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Singapore 2015
Singapore Botanic Gardens - UNESCO World Heritage Site






COUNTRY: SINGAPORE
ISSUE DATE: 7 August 2015
STAMP DESIGN:Eng Siak Loy






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 asceotic media, and founded a regional orchid breeding industry. 







Stamp images thanks to Singapore Post


Singapore Post Stamps