Singapores Botanic Garden is today a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Site. Sir Stamford Raffles laid out the first botanical garden in Fort Canning in 1822. The present site was chosen in 1859. With 160 years of botanical experience, the 82 hectare garden today plays an important role as a tropical botanical institute in Singapore.
The mountain is 48 meters high and escalators were built so that visitors can get from the street "up" into the park. That sounds so crazy to us who came from the Alps.