Friday, November 5, 2010

Perak Orchid Society Orchid Nite '10 show



This annual affair, held on 3rd. to 7th. of November 2010 was officially opened on 3rd. of November by Councillor Kok Pak Foo, representing Dr Mah who was unable to attend. In his speech he expressed the state's support of the orchid industry in Perak and pledged RM2000 to our Society on behalf of Dr. Mah.

Our President, Dato Dr. Majumder then gave Mr. Kok a Phalaenopsis as a token of our appreciation.

The show was well attended and 330 exhibits of outstanding quality were entered. Entries from as far as Penang, Taiping, Kuala Lumpur and Johore were on display. Out of 40 classes offered, 37 classes were taken up and prizes of RM50, RM30 and RM20 were given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of each class respectively. Best in Show (RM300) was won by Mr. Robert Ang of Eucharist Orchids Nursery and Laboratory with his entry of Ctsm. Penang x Ctsm. pileatum.

The Best Runner Up (RM200) went to Mdm. Lim Mui Hua, with her entry of Phaph. rothschildiana. The contest for the Best and Runner up was a closely fought one. The judges comprising of 70 percent members from other societies had a hard time in the selection. The decision was split in the middle - a draw - and the Show Manager had to give his castng vote to determine the winner.

Best Species (RM200) went to Mr. Foong Seong Soh, with his Bulbophyllum viresciens, a specie endemic to Malaysia.

The love of orchids is not confined mainly to the gardens of the enthusiasts and the show competition but is also expressed on canvas by one of our members Madam Oh Chow Moy, a self taught artist. She comes daily to the show to paint orchids which mesmerised surrounding observers with the freshness of her painting. She would ask our committee members for the name of the orchids she painted so as to name it accordingly. She even kindly sponsored one of her paintings for auction during our Orchid Nite Dinner which raised RM100 for the society.

The Society wishes to thank the following for their hard work in making this show a success:

Chairman of the Organising Committee : Robert Ang

Show Manager: Hew Fook Yoong

Dinner Mamger: Leong Tuck Lock

Secretary : Francis Firdaus

Asst Secretary; Lai Ah Moi


Lim Cheen Nyon


Liew Chee Seng

Jessie Lee

Low Kok Keong


Tan Eng Khoon (Taipeng Orchid Society)

Peggy Tan (OSSEA)

Eric Simon (Selangor Orchid Society)

Dato' Dr. Fonseka (OSM President)

Dr. Mano (OSM)

Tan Kim Lean (Penang Orchid Society)

Johnny Cheah (Penang Orchid Society)

Lim Cheen Nyon (Perak Orchd Society)

Low Kok Keong (Perak Orchid Society)

Wong Kai Meng (Perak Orchid Society)


Michael Wong

Rayond Chan

Angie Yeow

and many others not named

The Annual Orchid Nite Show was combined with a Dinner which was held on 6th. November 2010 at the ICCC where members and friends got together to enjoy a good halal chinese dinner. During the dinner, there was a lucky draw, a treasure hunt and auction of plants. The three main prizes were given to the respective winners.

To view the other orchid photographs taken during the show please go my facebook.
-Robert Ang-photo

Sunday, October 17, 2010

POS October Show

POS October Show

This month's show attracted 142 plants from 17 members. A total of 22 classes were opened with an extra two third placings for groups with outstanding exhibits.

The Best Plant of the show went to an entry by Mr. Lee Mok San - Paph phillipenensis- a very showy plant with more than 4 spikes. Photograph on the left shows Mrs. Lee posing with the Best Plant.

The runner-up, Vasco Prapawan, another showy plant with three spikes, went to
Mr Hon Chim Yim.

Show manager: Mr Hew

Chief Judge: Leong Tuck Lock

Judges: Michael Wong

Low Kok Keong

Theow Kim Fook

Lim Chin Nyon

Chan Weng Woh

Soon Heng Koi

There will be no monthly show from now until the end of the year. Next month, POS will be holding their annual Orchid Nite Dinner on the 6th. at ICCC (Ipoh City & Country Club). All members are urged to support this event by buying a ticket for the dinner at RM30 each or RM300 a table. There will be an auction, lucky draw and treasure hunt during the dinner. Attractive prizes of orchid plants and hampers will be given to the lucky winners. Tickets can be obtained from the secretary, Francis or VP, Robert Ang (+6 012 4171380)

To mark this auspicious event, there will also be a 5 day orchid conmpetition and show from the 3rd to 7th November 2010 at Dataran Ipoh (Opposite Parkson/Ipoh Parade). More than 10 booths selling orchids will also be there during this period.

For more orchid photos, please go to my facebook (Robert Ang).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Perak Orchid Society September Show

POS Monthly Show

19 September 2010

Another very successful show organised by the Perak orchid Society held on the vacant lot between Ipoh Parade and MBI.

A total of 182 plants were entered by 22 participants in 22 classes. Prize money of RM12:8:5 were given for the 1st:2nd and 3rd placing respectively for the winners of the 22 classes.

The Best in Show, a Catesetum tenenubusum x Penang, with a Prize of RM30 was awarded to Ching Kwee Sin. The prize winning plant is in the photograph on the right with Dato' Dr Majumdar only, as Mr Ching was not present during the photo session.

The runner-up prize of RM20 was won by Chan Chee Meng with his entry Den. farmeri.

The Vanda and Asco sections as usual were well supported. To view the rest of the photos please go to facebook as follows:

Show manager: Firdaus Francis

Set-up: Robert Ang

Registration: Angie

Treasurer: Jessie Lee

Classification: Low Kok Keong

Chief Judge: Dr Tan

Judges: Micheal Wong

Low Kok Keong

Theow Kim Fook

Lim Chee Nyon

The next show will be on Sunday 17th October 2010 same time same place. If you want to enter your plants for this show please go to the registeration table on Sunday and join as a member of our Society.

See you there

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Perak Orchid Society August Show

Perak Orchid Society
15 August 2010

This month saw another successful Show. Over 160 plants were entered and the Best Plant of The Show went to Mr Chin Ah Kow with a Vanda sanderiana.
Runner Up went to Chow Sek Meng with an Oncidium (Hamaetochilum x Maureen) x Josephine.

The Vanda and Cattelya sections were very strongly supported. Next monthly show will be on 19 September 2010

Show Manager : Hew Fook Yoong
Chief Judge: Low Kok Keong
Judges: Dr Loh
Michael Wong
Lim Cheen Nyon

Recorder: Leong Tuck Lock
Registration: Francis
Lai Ah Moy

To view the photographs of some of the orchids entered for the show please go to:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Singapore Garden Festival

The Singapore Garden Festival
I was at the Singapore Garden Festival, the final run before the World Orchid Conference in 2011. This show was held from 15th. to 22nd. July 2010 at Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The floral and orchid display, and landscape designs, were amazing. The orchids were displayed in beautifully designed landscape, well blended with a theme. On the sixth floor, the whole area was transformed into a fantasy land with landscape and garden designs fit for a King. Trees 20 feet tall were brought in to form a secondary jungle complete with birds and insect sounds.

Encyclia alata an entry from Song Orchids won the Grand.Champion
I salute all the members of OSSEA for a job well done.

For more photographs please go to my face book

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!/album.php?id=1318492430&aid=73582 .

Monday, August 9, 2010

POS Monthly Orchid Show

Perak Orchid Society - July Show

This month's show was again very well supported and surprisingly, many who have not been to our show, Ah Chiat Orchids and Raymond Lee entered over 50 plants. A total of 200 plants were entered and the Best Plant in Show was Dendrobium Lime Frost submitted by Liew Chee Seng. This superbly grown plant with over 50 blooms caught the eyes of the judges. The runner -up went to Chan Kin with his Cyc. Jumbo Puff. This very healthy plant has 3 spikes with over 10 blooms on each spike.

Show Manager: Robert Ang
Chief Judge: Hew Fook Yoong
Judges :
Johnny Loh, Michael Wong, Lim Cheen Nyon, Cha Chuan Tuck
Registration : Jessie Lee

To view the photographs that were entered in the show, please go to my facebook eucharistorkid and go to this link!/album.php?id=1318492430&aid=73463

Monday, June 21, 2010

POS June Monthly Show

Perak Orchid Society Monthly Orchid Show

20 June 2010

This month's show started at a slow pace and at closing time only a total of 85 plants were entered for the show. Best Plant of the Show, a Vanda Kasem's Delight x Blitz's Heart Throb was entered by veteran grower, Mr Lee Tat Kuan.

Best Runner Up, was won by Mr Johnny Loh, with his Brs Summer Dreamer

This month's show was overshadowed by the Shah Alam Orchid Show and as their prize money was higher, many of our members sent their plants to Selangor. However, this apparent loss was compensated by one of our members, Mr. Liew Chee Seng winning both the coveted Best Plant of the Show with his Dendrobium Hiroshi Takunaga and also the Best Species with his Phalaenopsis amboinensis. This clearly indicates the high standard of plants grown by our members

Show manager : Leong Tuck Lock

Chief Judge: Low Kok Keong


Michael Wong

Raymond Chan

Lim Chin Nyon

Theow Kim Fatt

We welcome our new member Mr Max Wong Ming Choon.
Next Show: Hari Peladang (Farmers Day)
27th July to 1 August 2010
Sungei Siput.