Ambassor Suryo Pratomo (3rd from left) with three other ambassador and high commissioners from Brunei, Malaysia and Thailand accompanied Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Edwin Tong (2nd from left) to view the exhibits

“Orchid Extravaganza: Orchid of the East Tropics” Showcases Cultural Harmony and Natural Beauty at Gardens by The Bay.

THE Indonesian Embassy in Singapore in collaboration with embassies of Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, and Malaysia in Singapore presented a mesmerizing orchid exhibition titled “Orchid Extravaganza: Orchid of the East Tropics,” giving Singaporeans a sneak peek into the wonders of ASEAN at Gardens by The Bay.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community, and Youth, Edwin Tong. Indonesian Ambassador Suryo Pratomo was joined by Thailand’s Ambassador to Singapore, Chutintorn Gongsakdi; Brunei Darussalam’s High Commissioner to Singapore, Dato Paduka Haji Sidek bin Ali; and Malaysia’s High Commissioner to Singapore, Dato’ Dr. Azfar Bin Mohamad Mustafar.

The orchid exhibition presented a holistic experience. Indonesia’s pavilion was represented by traditional Torajan house, decorated beautifully with Indonesian orchids like Phalaenopsis Amabilis, Phalaenopsis cv., and Dendrobium sect. spathulata cv., creating a symphony of culture and nature. Set against the backdrop of Gardens by the Bay, this enchanting Orchid Extravaganza unfurls its petals from July 28, 2023, to September 17, 2023. Amidst the lush greenery and architectural marvels, the exhibition not only spotlights Indonesia’s botanical treasures but also nurtures cross-cultural appreciation, fostering deeper bonds among nations.

Before the striking of the ‘gong’ to officially launch the exhibition there were cultural performances that included the Legong Dance from Bali. Amonog the orchids featured include the Phalaenopsis cv., Dendrobium sect. spathulata cv., and Phalaenopsis amabilis