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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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$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”

List of Orchid Plantlets for sale from Singapore Botanic Gardens

Posted in 2011, Events happening around the region, News from Singapore, Singapore with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2011 by orchideae

Fancy bringing home Bae Yong Jun or Stefanie Sun? Now you can do so!!!!

Plantlets of Dendrobium Bae Yong Jun and Dendrobium Stefanie Sun are currently available for a flask of 10 plants @$26.50 while a single plantlet in a tube would cost $11.20 at the Orchid Breeding and Micropropagation Lab at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Many more interesting hybrids are available too. Please see the following list for the plantlets on sale.

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The list is current for the month of May 2011. While stocks last!!!

Terms cash only. Interested parties, plaese contact Mrs Khoo (64719928) / Ms Soh Weijing during office hours.

Amorphophallus titanum flowering in Singapore Botanic Gardens- Nov 2010

Posted in 2010, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2010 by orchideae

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I first saw the Amorphophallus titanum seedlings in PRC in 2007 was wondering whether would it flower in Singapore. At last good news were released this month that this wonderful aroid has finally spike!!! Bravo to Marc and his team for taking good care of these babies.

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The Amorphallus is current displayed at the Green Pavillion near the main entrance of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. as to date 18th Nov 2010, one can see the spadix is fully grown and a portion is visible and within the next 2 days the flower should be able to open fully.

The gigantic Amorphophallus grows in the wild only in parts of Sumatra, Indonesia. It was first scientifically described in 1878 by Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari. The plant flowers only infrequently in the wild and even more rarely when cultivated. The displayed titan arum ‘s inflorescence is about 2 metres and some are know to reach over 3 metres. The plant is reputed to emit a pungent fragrance (aka rotting meat).

More pics and vid added on 7/11/2010

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More pics and vid added on 20/11/2010

The fringe of the petals has turned darker but the flower has yet to open.

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More pics and vid added on 07/12/2010

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The night~ 2330hrs 05/11/12 when the stench was very strong!! the female flowers had arrived!


Marc explaining the process of the bloom of Amorphophallus titanum.


Marc explaining on how the Amorphophallus titanum pollinates.

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Marc explain on the cycle of the bloom of Amorphophallus titanum.

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On 07/12/2010-0000hrs the stench was faint not as strong as the days before.

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Please take this rare opportunity to see such an interesting plant blooming right in Singapore Botanic Gardens!!!