Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Singapore Botanic Gardens as Heritage Site

Turning adjectives into numbers...

UNESCO Inspector: Amazing place. The orchids, the healing gardens and the double use of “eco” to mean “ecological” and “economic.”

Lee: It’s a historic place. It’s big. It’s got a lot of variety. It’s very popular.

UNESCO Inspector: How old? How big? How much variety? How many visitors?

Lee: OK. It’s 150 years old, it covers 150 hectares, there are 10,000 species, it gets 4.5 million visitors each year.

UNESCO Inspector: Fair enough. I think it passes.

Singapore Botanic Gardens applied for and was recognized as a World Heritage site, unanimously, with no opposition. Submission for Singapore Botanic Gardens at 850 pages here.

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