Singapore Tours | Why is Singapore called "Garden City"?
c But where does the latter come from? The “garden city” vision was introduced by then Prime Minister, the late Lee Kuan Yew on 11 May 1967 to transform Singapore into a city with abundant lush greenery and a clean environment in order to make life more pleasant for the people. It was also envisaged that the presence of ample greenery in an environmentally clean of litter would signify that Singapore was a well-organised city and hence a good destination for tourists and foreign investments. This initiative had a significant impact on the rate of tree-planting: The number of new trees planted increased from about 158,600 in 1974 to 1.4 million by June 2014. Make sure you arrange a visit to one of the greenest gardens when you are on private tours Singapore.