After a wait of 48 years, Singapore hosts the 20th World Orchid Conference for the second time!
For just 8 days, from Nov 13 to Nov 20, the Sands Expo and convention Centre has been transformed into a magnificent garden filled with beautiful orchids from all over the world. And if you think it is just rows after rows of potted plans, think again. Highlights such as "Orchid Olympics", "Market Place" and the "Flower Dome Preview" drew in huge crowds.
55 displays from 19 countries compete for the 20th WOC awards, the most prestigious awards in the orchid world!
Young or old, male or female, they were all here toting camera phones to small compact cameras, all the way to high end DSLRs. I even spotted quite a few with tripods, fully intend in their quest to capture the beautiful orchids from all over the world, at the highest image quality.
Share your photos by posting it on our MindChic Club! Facebook Page and stand a chance to win a place at a Photowalk (Buddha's Tooth Temple), guided by prominent photographer William Cho.
Adjacent to the show, a floral shopping haven awaits . 80 vendors from 17 countries peddling a wide array of orchids and related products!
Flower Dome Preview
From Nov 14-20, for eight days ONLY, WOC visitors get to be among the first to preview the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, ahead of its opening in June 2012!
Don't miss out on the chance to get a sneak peek, admission ticket information can be found here!
Thanks to Juliana Tan (URA), Clara Poh and Kirsty Haken (Hill & Knowlton) for the kind invite and facilitation! And not forgetting my good friend, William Cho for the kind use of the beautiful image of the Gardens by the Bay you see above.
by Richard Chai
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