President Tony Tan visits Royal Botanic Gardens in London
President Tony Tan Keng Yam visited the Royal Botanic Gardens in London on Friday as he wrapped up his state visit to Britain.
Dr Tan toured the gardens, the world’s largest collection of living plants, at the end of a historic four-day visit, during which he stayed with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
The first state visit to Britain by a Singaporean president, which formally began on Tuesday, comes ahead of Singapore celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence next year.
Also on Friday, Dr Tan visited the Lloyd’s of London insurance market for a tour of the trading floors and a lunch to discuss ties between the financial centres of London and Singapore.
His final engagement before leaving Britain was to be a visit to Imperial College London, where he was to meet Singaporean students and hear about phenome research and cyber security.
President Tony Tan receiving a print of "A Lane in Singapore" as a gift from Lord de Mauley in the Marianne North Gallery during a visit to Kew Gardens on Friday.