HARI BANDAR RAYA ORCHID SHOW
(Ipoh Ciy Day 27 May 2010)
An orchid show was organised by our Society to commemorate Ipoh City Day and was held from 26th to 30th May 2010 at Ipoh Dataran (opposite MBI).
This show was opened officially by YB Dato' Hamidah Osman, Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Ngerei Perak where a token cheque of RM5,000 was givento the Society. This amount was pledged to the Society at a function held during our Orchid Night Show in September last year. In her speech, she expressed her whole support for the orchid industry for Perak and pledged another RM5000 for year 2010.
Our society would like to take this opportunity to thank YB Dato' Hamidah Osman for this amount as this will help us to finance our monthly shows which in turn will generate more interest in reviving the orchid industry in Perak.
A proposal to turn an exisitng park in Gunong Rapat (front of Hillcity Hotel) to an orchid garden was also presented by our President Dato' Dr. Majumder to YB . This is a very ambitious project by our Society to create a garden with the likes of orchid garden in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. This project will not only boost the local orchid industry but also bring in more tourist both locally and from abroad.
The Orchid Show attracted 317 plants from Perak, Kedah, Penang Selangor and Johor. Best Plant of the Show, Den Hiroshi Tokunaga went to Mr. Liew Chee Seng and Ruuner Up Best Plant went to Mr. Theow Kim Fook with his Bulbophyllum claptonense.
Show Manager: Leong Tuck Lock
Asst Show Manager: Robert Ang
Secretary: Firdaus Francis
Chief Judge : Hew Fook Yoon
Dr Tan Bian Aun (Leader)
Dr Manohar PH.D KL and Selangor Orchid Society
S Balachandran A/L Sivanathan
Amar Singh Australia
Datuk Dr Fonseka (Leader)
Roslan b Ismail
Ching Kwee Sin
Tan Eng Khoon Taiping Orchid Society
Apart from the orchid show, 12 vendors from Perak, Selangor, Johore, and Kedah brought in their orchids for sale. All vendors reported brisk sales especially during the last few days of the show.
During the show 10 new members joined our society and they are :
Lim Mui Hua
6 Bulatan Tasek Canning Garden 21400 Ipoh
Leong Poh Lin
22 Hala Bandar Baru, Tambun 4, Bandar Baru Tambun 31400 Ipoh
Sit Tai Choy
13623 North Ward Tanjung Rambutan 31250 Ipoh
Choo Xue Hing
7 Jln Pelangi 4, Tmn Pelangi, Ringlet, 39200 C Highland
Luei Eng Yap
32 Tien Shin Park, Batu Gajah 31000 Perak
56, Jln SR 8/12 Tmn Putra Indah seri Kembangan, 43300 Selangor
Chia Juak Meng
25E-F Jln Pasar 36000 Teluk Intan
Mdm Oh Chow Moy
36 Jln Pengkalan Barat 12 Taman Shatin Baru, 31650 Ipoh
Hon Quik Pin
P-199 Kalapa Sawit 11 81030 Kulai Johore
Hew Mae Fong
276 Jon 1A Kg Baru, Subang 40150 Shah Alam Selangor
Congratulations to all of them and on behalf of the Perak Orchid Society, the committee want to accord a warm welcome to them.
A big thank you to all who have directly and indirectly helped in making this show a big success.
Our next monthly show will be held at the same venue on 20 June 2010.
The show will start at 9.00 am and ends at 3.00 pm. All are welcome.