Orchid Olympics

Excitement is building months ahead of the 20th World Orchid Conference (WOC) in Singapore. Nicknamed the “Orchid Olympics,” the WOC occurs every 3 years. From November 13 – 20, it’s happening at the astonishing Marina Bay Sands, where it’s expected to attract 300,000 visitors. The WOC includes a show with 50,000 orchids, vendors from 15 countries, and a conference featuring 140 speakers. The tiny isle of Singapore is one of world’s largest orchid exporters, and first hosted the conference in 1963. Detailed WOC info is available at the official website.

In addition to the world’s largest orchid event, conference attendees will be able to enjoy a special sneak-preview of the Flower Dome. It’s a remarkable 3 acre (1.2 hectare) conservatory, one part of the Gardens by the Bay complex, which is set to open officially next year. The Flower Dome will only be open for WOC ticket holders during the conference.

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3 Comments on “Orchid Olympics”

  1. Paul Green Says:

    I heard something about this yesterday on a local news program. I think its going to be a great conference. I wish I could go!!

  2. Marel Says:

    A woendrful job. Super helpful information.

  3. Yamary Ali Says:

    That hotel looks like it has a surfboard on top!