Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Festival Anggerik Perak
Agrofest 2010

The show organised by three orchid societies in Perak, namely Taiping Orchid Society, Persatuan Peminat Anggerik Negeri Perak and Perak Orchid Society in conjunction with The Perak Tourism Board and State Agriculture Development Corporation, Perak. Hari Peladang Penternak or Farmer's Day was celebrated from 3rd to 8th August 2010 at Ladang Infoternak, Sungai Siput, Perak

Best Plant of the Show Den Enobi 'Purple'

A total of 351 plants were entered for the show. 40 classes comprising prizes of RM100 for the first prize, RM70 for the second prize and RM50 for the third prize for each class were awarded to the winners. Best Plant of the Show was RM500 and for The Best Specie and Best Hybrid were RM300 each.
Best Species, stanopea connata and Best Hybrid, Rhy. Chochalood were awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Sin Chan Wah.

The three top prizes were given away by Kerajaan Negri Perak, YB Dato' Hamidah bt . Osman, Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat , together with Dato' Dr. Majumder, President of the Perak Orchid Society.

Judges for the show were as follow:
Chief Judge: Leong Tuck Lock

1st Leader : Michael Ooi (Penang)
2nd Leader: Hew Fook Yoong (Ipoh)

Tan Kim Lean (FOMOS)
Rajendran (Selangor)
Suhaimi (OSM)
Chan Weng Woh (Ipoh)
Tan Eng Khoon (Taiping)
Peggy Tan (OSSEA Singapore)
Eric Simon (Selangor)

Chairman of the Show : Hamdan Osman
Show Manager: Robert Ang
Infrastructure: Hew Fook Yoong
Classification: Leong Tuck Lock
Registration: Jessie Lee, Angie Yeow, Raymond Chan Soon Hock.
Others: Liew Chee Seng, Lim Cheen Nyon, Michael Wong and Asmi.

Dato' Hamidah toured the show with some officials and commented that she was very pleased with how the show was organised and thank all the members who have worked so hard to make it a success. In her closing speech, she confirmed that she will work seriously with POS President, Dato' Dr. Majumder to make our proposal of an orchid garden on a 6 acre land a reality. This garden will not only be a tourist attraction but also will promote the orchid industry in Perak.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of a new hybrid, Den . Muhyuddin Yassin named after the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj Mohd Yassin by the Vice President of Perak Orchid Society, Mr. Robert Ang on behalf of Perak Orchid Society.

The hybrid measuring 6.5cm x 3cm with upright sepals of three twists is dark reddish brown in colour. The dark colouration comes from Den. Black Spider whose genes dominated that of the other parent plant, Den. Ong-Ang Ai Boon which has yellow flowers. All the hybrids that bloomed has no yellow colouration and almost all are dark brown to black in colour. This hybrid is originated by Robert Ang.
This event attracted more than 300 stalls selling agro and related products and Dato' Hamida said that over two hundred thousand people came to grace the show.

A fantastic show and all thanks should go to all who have helped in any way to make this a success.
Special thanks goes to all the exhibitors who brought so many plants many of which are best plants in their own rights. To mention a few, Den. Lime Frost, Den. Hiroshi Tokunaga, Den . Frosty Dawn, and many miniature dendrobiums and phalaenopsis are champions in their own right.
To view all the other photographs taken in the show please go to my facebook eucharistorkid and log into http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album.php?id=1318492430&aid=73582 .

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