Nature is our architect
In line with our commitment to biodiversity conservation, the group launched SANCTUARY, Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project.
Standing near the entrance of the resort is Singapore's largest tree, measuring 27 metres in height and 10.2 metres in girth. Recognised by Singapore's National Parks Board as a heritage tree, it is believed that British soldiers planted the Angsana tree in 1885, when they settled at Fort Siloso during the pre-war period.
A tree lightning conductor has been installed to protect the old tree and trees have been replanted to reinstate its natural habitat; and during the resort's large-scale renovation in 2010, efforts were made to avoid harm to the tree.
The 129-year-old tree continues to provide shade for guests along the leafy boulevard leading up to the resort's lobby, and the resort's gardeners carefully look after it.
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