Tanglin Gate at Singapore Botanic Garden; Tanglin Gate Singapore Botanic Gardens - After the redevelopment of the Tanglin area of Singapore Botanic Garden, this gate retained its four trademark pillars and the supporting swinging gates an exquisite entrance. - The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a major visitor attraction boasting an array of botanical & horticultural offerings with a rich plant collection of worldwide significance. Enhancing these resources are recreational facilities, educational displays and events for visitors surrounded by nature. The garden was first set up by Stamford Raffles, who was the founder of Singapore as well as being a naturalist at Fort Canning. The original venue closed in 1829 and moved to the present site in 1859. In 2015 the Gardens received inscription as UNESCO World Heritage Site.