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Aranda Lee Kuan Yew named in remembrance of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Posted in 2015, Events happening around the region, News from Singapore, Singapore with tags , , on March 24, 2015 by orchideae

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An orchid named after Mr Lee Kuan Yew was  presented to to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Istana  on the 24th of March 2015 .The orchid – named Aranda Lee Kuan Yew  produces flower sprays that bear up to ten pristine yellow flowers each. Each bloom measures about 9.5cm to 10cm across. It is supposed to be a complex hybrid with Arachnis hookeriana in its bloodline.

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A visit to Vivocity for the Festival of Biodiversity 2013

Posted in 2013, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2013 by orchideae

I saw the newspaper report on the Festival of Biodiversity at Vivocity and decided to make a trip down Vivocity to get the newly launched stamps which feature Dendrobium leonis and Grammatophyllum scriptum. This stamp release is pretty unique as this is the first time which Singpost has launched a release which come affixed with seeds of Portulaca grandiflora.

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This annual event, in its second year, is organised by the National Parks Board and the Biodiversity Roundtable of Singapore.

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Visit to FLORIA, Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival 2013

Posted in 2013, Events happening around the region, Malaysia with tags , , , on June 25, 2013 by orchideae

It has been a few years since I last visited the FLORIA, Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival. Prompting me to make this trip to Putrajaya is to support my old friend, Stanley who is making his first foray of setting a stall in this year show. This year floria show is more organised with numerous stalls installed with fans and misters!! This is a cool relief from the hot and hazy weather. Those who have yet to make a trip should be heading down to the show before it ends by this weekend. Meanwhile for those who are not able to make a trip down to the show, be dazzled by these photos. Enjoy!!!

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FLORIA, Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival 2013

Posted in Events happening around the region, Malaysia with tags , , , , on June 13, 2013 by orchideae

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The Putrajaya flower and garden festival 2013 is round the corner!! This year it has an orchid theme- Orchid tropical treasure!!Visitors would be treated to more then 100 varieties of orchids in various forms to adorn the garden, meadow & general area.


Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival 2013
Date: 22-30 June 2013
Venue: Waterfront, Precinct 2, Putrajaya
Theme: Orchid – Tropical Treasure

Opening Hours:
9.00 a.m – 10.00 pm (Mon – Thurs)
9.00 a.m- 12.00 midnight (Fri – Sun)

$7.50 for 1 Adult Ticket to the 20th World Orchid Conference Orchid Show (Worth $15)!!!!!

Posted in 2011, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , on October 26, 2011 by orchideae

There is a promotion for the tickets for WOC 2011 with Groupon!!!.

$7.50 for 1 Adult Ticket to the 20th World Orchid Conference Orchid Show (Worth $15) this deal would end in 11 hrs time!! Hurry while stock last!!!

Link to WOC2011 Groupon deal!!!

Singapore Stamp Issue : World Orchid Conference 2011

Posted in 2011, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by orchideae

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The beautiful stamps designed by Nicodemus Loh FC would be issued on the 12 Nov 2011. The set comprises of 5 stamps and a collector sheet. The stamps are Vanda Miss Joaquim(1st Local), Renathera 20th WOC Singapore 2011(45 c), Dendrobium World Peace(65c), Cyrtocidium Goldiana(80c) and Grammatophyllum speciosum($2). The Collector sheet has a face value of $5 and it features a basket of the flowers depicting the flowers in the stamp issue. The first day cover without stamps would cost 25 c, set of mint stamps- $4.16, pre-cancelled first day cover affixed with stamps – $5.05.

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The WOC2011 orchid stamps.

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The WOC2011 collector sheet.

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The WOC2011 first day cover.

Interested party can purchase online via VPost

Latifah Elisa Kusrini ‘s talk at OSSEA on the 7th of August 2011 for the post conference trip to East Java and Bali ( 17 – 23 November 2011 )

Posted in 2011, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , on August 9, 2011 by orchideae

Prior to the World Orchid Conference 2011, a friend of OSSEA from Indonesia came and gave an insight of what participants from the Post -conference trip to Java and Bali could see. She introduced to audience the orchid industry of Java and Bali. She gave a brief insight to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and some of the orchids which one may be able to spot when visiting the park. She also gave a brief introduction to Bali and the works that are carried out by Milo at Bali.

The following are excerpts from the talk:-

Indonesia is actually an orchid heaven for orchid lovers. For those who can afford to spare the time and money should sign up for the trip , please contact the appointed “Official Travel Agent” if interested:

Burnaby Solutions Pte Ltd
Contact Person: Miss Lim Chee Yi
52 Ubi Avenue 3, #05-45 Frontier, Singapore 408867
Tel: (65) 6848 1345
Fax: (65) 6848 1357
Email: limcheeyi@burnaby-solutions.com
Website: http://www.burnaby-solutions.com

For the Itinerary of the trip please refer to”https://www.burnaby-solutions.com/20woc2011/IndonesiaTour.html”