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In 1871 Fogg visited the Singapore Botanic Garden, however this was not Phileas but William Perry Fogg, a real-life American adventurer and author and an inspiration for Phileas. Botanist Dr Mark Spencer outlines WP Fogg's journey and tells us more about the flora and natural environment of Singapore.
Interesting Facts About Singapore (24mins)
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Relevant chapters in the novel: 16 and 17
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