Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Five-day show at Orchid de Villa, Inanam

KOTA KINABALU: Orchid de Villa at Inanam will hold a five-day horticultural show staring on Aug 27 as part of the ongoing Merdeka Month celebration.

Proprietor, Liew Fook Fah said there would be a large collection of exotic wild orchids and a variety of hybird species on display and for sale as well as a profusion of flowers, herbal plants and tropical fruits.

"This is the second time we are organising this grand public event folowing the success of the inaugural show last year," he said.

Deputy Chief Minister , Datuk Joseph Pairin Kitingan is scheduled to open the show on Aug 27 at 10am.

The 12-acre farm is nestled in the pristine secondary forest of Kawakaan valley off Jalan Kiansom in Inanam.

Besides its mainstay orchid garden, the farm has a large conservatory nursery devetoed to traditional medicinal plants.

More than 400 species of herbal plants have been documented in the area and many are now propagated at the farm.

Liew said the event would also include cultural dances, musical performances, a beauty contest, singing contest and cooking competition.

Visitors also stand a chance to win attractive prizes in a lucky draw.

Admission fee is RM2 per person while children below 12 years enter free.

Courtesy of New Sabah Times

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