UNESCO world, possible result awaits on Singapore Botanic garden as heritage site, it was nominated in 2012 for UNESCO status and official documents for the bid were submitted last year.
In May, the International Council of Monuments and Sites, a panel of experts which advises the committee, had recommended the Gardens’ bid.
The bid will be discussed and decided over the next few days by a 21-member committee at the 39th session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) World Heritage Committee meeting, the Ministry for Culture Community and Youth (MCCY) said in a statement on Thursday.
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Mr Lawrence Wong will attend the session, which will be held in Bonn, Germany, from Jul 3-5.
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.
The Garden’s main task was to evaluate for cultivation crops which were of potential economic importance including those yielding fruits, vegetables, spices and other raw materials.
The garden is bordered by Holland Road and Napier Road to the south, Cluny Road to the east, Tyersall Avenue and Cluny Park Road to the west and Bukit Timah Road to the North.
The linear distance between the northern and southern ends is around 2.5 km. In December 2012, an application for it to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Unesco official documents for the bid were submitted last year. A decision is expected to be announced as early as tomorrow.