The Gallop Extension is an 8-hectare addition to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, bringing the total area of the Gardens to 82 hectares. It comprises two conserved buildings that have been refurbished into the Botanical Art Gallery and Forest Discovery Centre @ OCBC Arboretum, the COMO Adventure Grove, Mingxin Rambler’s Ridge and OCBC Arboretum.

From the Gallop Extension, the HPL Canopy Link crosses over Tyersall Avenue, connecting the ridgetop forest habitats at Mingxin Foundation Rambler’s Ridge to the Learning Forest.

On the HPL Canopy Link, visitors can get up close and personal with a variety of species that are characteristic of lowland deciduous forests, a common forest type in Continental Southeast Asia, a region encompassing Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. these include species such as Yang Na (Dipterocarpus alatus), Malayan Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia floribunda) and the giant Lan Palm (Corpha lecomtei)

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