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Orchids named after Joseph Schooling, Yip Pin Xiu

SINGAPORE: National swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu on Monday (Aug 7) became the first Singapore athletes to have orchids named after them at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This is in recognition of their achievements at the 2016 Rio Olympics ... read more

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At a special ceremony which took place at Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Botany Centre on Monday, August, 7th, orchids were officially named after swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu. The Singaporean athletes were just the 2nd and 3rd citizens to ... read more

Swimmers Schooling and Yip first local athletes to have orchids named after them

Swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu became the first local athletes to have orchids named after them at a ceremony in the Singapore Botanic Gardens' Botany Centre yesterday. The Dendrobium Yip Pin Xiu's flowers have white petals with a hint of ... read more

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Orchids named after Singapore’s first Paralympic and Olympic Gold Medal Recipients

The Singapore Botanic Gardens presented orchids to Ms Yip Pin Xiu and Mr Joseph Schooling in recognition of their achievements at the Paralympic and Olympic Games respectively. The Dendrobium Yip Pin Xiu was named after Ms Yip, and the Dendrobium Joseph ... read more

65-year-old man gives out $5,000 worth of durians to customers – on his birthday

He told Stomp that he had ordered 300kg of durians that cost between $4,000 to $5,000 for the special event. Despite the extremely high prices and poor harvest of durians this year, Mr Yap said he decided to continue with his giveaway anyway, simply ... read more

Meeting PM Lee Hsien Loong @ Botanical Gardens

At the National Orchid Gardens @ Botanic Gardens many celebrities have specially bred orchids named after them. This practice started in 1956 and to date there are about 200 names. Off hand, some of the names included: Lee Kuan Yew, Kwa Geok choo ... read more

Joseph Schooling, Yip Pin Xiu have orchids named after them

SINGAPORE — Two orchids have been named after swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu for their gold medal winning feats at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Both athletes were presented with the orchids on Monday (Aug 7) during a ceremony at the ... read more

Swimming: Olympic champ Joseph Schooling, Paralympic champ Yip Pin Xiu have orchids named after them

SINGAPORE - Swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu became the first local athletes to have orchids named after them on Monday (Aug 7) at a ceremony in the Singapore Botanic Gardens' Botany Centre. The Dendrobium Yip Pin Xiu's flowers have white petals ... read more


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