Swan Lake Singapore Botanic Gardens - it is home to many different species of aquatic plants and fish, it is named Swan Lake because of a pair of beautiful mute swans from that glide around the lake. Singapore Botanic Garden is a major visitor attraction in Singapore 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.