Orchid is one of my favorite flowers. Orchid happens to be the national flower of Singapore also. The orchid variety, Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen as the national flower on April 15, 1981. Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen as Singapore’s national flower from among 40 other contenders, including some 30 orchids. It was selected particularly because of its hardy and resilient qualities and its ability to bloom throughout the year. These are characteristics which reflect Singapore’s quest for progress and excellence in all aspects of life.
The picture above is not the variety Vanda Miss Joaquim.
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