The International Orchid Show will be held at the Orchid Garden, Kuching, Sarawak from July 27-31 in conjunction with the 23rd Kuching City Day celebrations. The show will be participated by orchid growers from Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong/China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Papua New Guinea. These countries will surely bring the best and most attractive orchids for display to the public.
This event is a prelude to the world show in Singapore in November. At the same time promoting Kuching’s Orchid Garden, which has won many accolades from visitors making it a tourist spot. Public may take the opportunity to discover the varieties of orchids and to widen their networking and skills through interactions with other programme participants. Among the activities to be held in conjunction with the show are orchid landscape competition, individual orchid competition, floral arrangement, orchid colouring competition and fancy dress competition.
The event is expected to be officiated by Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.
Orchid Garden @ Kuching, Sarawak
Close : Monday for maintenance works
Admission : Free
The Kuching Orchid Garden, is strategically located next to the Governor’s Astana, the Fort Margherita, and opposite the Kuching Waterfront, makes part of the city banks bloom with beauty. Located in a park, the Orchid Garden serves as one of the city’s major tourist attraction offering both horticultural and botanical interests.
The orchid garden boasts a magnificent collection of 79,000 mother plants comprising 112 species and hybrids of orchid. The park is developed and managed by Kuching North City Hall.
The Kuching City Orchid Garden project is made up of Nursery and Garden displays. Most of the collections here are an exquisite variety of Borneo species consisting of epiphytic and terrestrial orchids, planted in the open, shaded or semi -shaded areas.
Among the famous Borneo Orchids found in the garden are the Lady’s Slipper (Paphiopedilum Sanderianum), Caelogyne Pandurata (a unique green and black-flowered orchid), Bulbophyllum Beccari (a species which releases an unfavourable smell), Vanda Dearej (fragrant flower) and the Phalaenopsis Violacea commonly known as ‘Orchid Normah,’ which was declared the state flower of Sarawak on Aug 28, 1983. Orchid Normah – light green in colour and flushed with bright purple towards the base – is commonly used to produce many colourful star-shaped “novelty” hybrids.
To get there, take the Matang Transport Company (STC) Bus No.3 or a river taxi or tambang from the waterfront. It is recommended that you take the tambang since it will only cost you RM0.50 per person one way. The river journey will only take you 3 minutes and 10 minutes walk from the jetty in the west direction
More information :
Tel : (+60)82-446688 Fax : (+60)82-446414
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