Notice13 Apr 2021
Note that the 18th Flora of Thailand Conference scheduled to begin on 19 July 2021 has been postponed until 2022 due to Covid-19. Details will be provided at a later date.

18th Flora of Thailand Conference


Poster Image of FoT 2021

Plants without borders – connections to Malesia

19 to 23 July 2021, SINGAPORE

Organised by Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board, Singapore


The Singapore Botanic Gardens, founded in 1859 and inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, is one of the leading botanical institutions in Southeast Asia. The Gardens’ connections with Thailand can be traced back to King Chulalongkorn’s visit to Singapore in 1871 and through Henry Murton, who was the Superintendent of Singapore Botanic Gardens from 1875 to 1880 and then Director of the Royal Gardens in Bangkok until 1882. The most famous of Singapore Botanic Gardens’ former Directors, Henry Ridley, explored the south of Thailand in 1910 and described many new species. Connections and collaborations between Thailand and Singapore continue today through joint fieldwork and taxonomic research, including writing Flora of Thailand accounts.


Venue location & language:

Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

The official language for the conference will be English.



The Conference will include oral and poster presentations covering diverse fields of research relating to the plant diversity of Thailand and neighbouring regions.

Participants are encouraged to give oral and/or poster presentations. The Scientific Committee will decide on the suitability of all presentations offered and will inform the participants whether their presentations have been accepted.

NB: Posters should be designed to print at A0 size (84.1 x 118.9 cm), portrait format, resolution of 300 DPI. Kindly email a high-resolution pdf to by 20 Jun 2021 as they will be part of a month-long display beyond the conference. Late submissions will not be entertained.


Dates to note (exact dates to be advised):

Please note that registration for the Conference is capped at 180 participants (the capacity of SBG’s lecture theatre) so register early to avoid disappointment.


Early bird registration: January – April 2021

Regular registration: May – June 2021 (subject to availability)

Submission of abstracts by: April 2021

Posters (A0 size) should be submitted by June 2021 as high resolution pdf



Registration fees** (in Singapore dollars):


Professional(s) (Click here for payment page):

International (early / regular): $400 / $550

ASEAN (early / regular): $100 / $150


Accompanying person(s): $200

Student(s) (Click here for payment page):

International students (early / regular): $200 / $300

ASEAN students (early / regular): $50 / $100


*capped at 60 participants - a copy of the Student ID to be emailed to upon successful payment.


Conference dinner (22 Jul 2021): $70

Excursion to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (23 Jul 2021): $20

Singapore city tour (4h) inclusive of tickets to Gardens by the Bay (21 Jul 2021): $65

** There will be no refund for any cancellation.



Secretariat e-mail:

To receive the second and subsequent circulars please email the Secretariat:

Serena Lee / Bazilah Ibrahim

Please forward this circular to fellow researchers who may be interested.

here to download the high resolution version of the FoT 2021 poster.


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