Have you experienced the fragrant botanical in morning? Scent of cut-grass, mixed greens and marvellous orchids, all together in a unesco site with 150 years of Heritage.
These tropical plants, the soft singing sounds of rain falling between the trees and the beautiful aromas of the forest plants growing around them is the inspiration behind Straits Settlement. The fragrance created by Singapore Memories will bring relaxing scents into the home and office and a bottle of Straits Settlement is the perfect corporate gift or souvenir to take back home from Singapore.
First botanical garden of Singapore, was where Fort Canning stand today and was established by Mr William Farquhar.
Today's Botanical garden is far from Fort Canning and it was moved there much later. Henry Nicholas Ridley, pioneer of the rubber industry in Southeast Asia, was the first director of the Singapore Botanical gardens and arrived here n 1888. He was so persistent in getting people to grow the trees that he was nicknamed “Mad Ridley’ and “Rubber Ridley”. Because of his efforts, today, Southeast Asia still produces two-thirds of the natural rubber grown globally. To think it all started with our Botanical Garden.
It houses some of the most incredible Native plants like Aquatic submerged Ginger, Lipstick Plant, Jarum Jarum, Wax flower and somany more. The garden has collected over 1000 species of Orchids & makes its own as well. Total Orchids varieties are over 3000 .
We have tried to captured the smell of Orchids, green shrubs, cut-grass & various other plants early in the morning. This is your "Sunrise in Botanical Garden™"