Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Exotic beauties - Kuching's Orchid Garden

ORCHIDS of every colour, size and shape bloom in profusion in one of Kuching’s newest attractions.

Nestled in a 6.2ha site in Jalan Astana, the Orchid Garden is a nature lover’s paradise with more than 40,000 plants from 65 orchid genera across its beautifully landscaped grounds.

Kuching City North Commission (DBKU) mayor Mohamad Atei Abang Medaan said the garden’s main attraction was its collection of Borneo orchids, locally known as “Anggerek Desa”.

There are also orchids from Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia as well as a variety of hybrid orchids.

The latter include Dendrobium Laila and Dendrobium Memoria Laila, both named after Puan Sri Laila Taib, the late wife of Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.

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