Sunday, July 01, 2007

Singapore's National Flower

Unlike most countries whose national flowers are found on other countries too, Singapore has the distinction of being the only nation to have a hybrid as its national flower and can only be found in Singapore.

Singapore's national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim was first discovered in the garden of Miss Agnes Joaquim in 1893 and registered in the same year. The garden at No. 2 Narcis Street off Tanjong Pagar is now the present site of Blk 7, Tanjong Pagar Plaza . A commemorative Vanda Miss Joaquim Pavilion was recently constructed in front of the block.

The orchid is a hybrid and was named after its breeder. The orchid bears an exquisitely beautiful (purple) color and shape. It blooms throughout the year. Its unique features won it the status of the official national flower of Singapore, over forty contenders, in 1981. Vanda Miss Joaquim is commonly planted in Singapore.


Southeast Asia’s National Flowers

--ASEAN Sec, Pisanu


Herta said...

This flower displays the love and devotion of Armenian women and Singapore's global appeal.

Vanda Miss Joaquim is an Armenian woman who lived in Singapore more than 100 years ago.

Greetings from Armenia. This blog is lovely and interesting.

Wei Qi said...

Hi, though the flower shown is an orchid, this orchid is not the national flower of Singapore. Please google Singapore National Flower and it will show the correct picture. Nice website though. =)

National Flower said...

Nice picture. It gives me idea what article write next in my blog.

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