Cultural Exchange Through Orchid at the 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference

The 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference 2019 “Cultural Exchange Through Orchid” will be held at Kuching , Sarawak in Malaysia from July 24 to 28th , 2019 and a two day conference will be held from July 25th and 26th , 2019.

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This is another big event not only in Asia but international delegates from Americas, Europe and Africa will be there at the biggest event next year. The venue place is at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)

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There are between 100,000 to 120,000 visitors expected to attend this prestigious event.

13th Asia Pacific Orchid Congress Highlights

1.) landscape exhibits and competitions

2.) conference 

3.) trade shows and bazaar

4.) flower arrangement competitions

5.) container garden competition

6.) individual orchid plant competition

7.) orchid farm tours and cultural shows.

An array of interactive programs have been lined up for the APOC 13 which include conference, various orchid competitions, exhibition, horticulture, agriculture and food bazaars, APOC quiz, children drawing/colouring competition, musical bands, orchid run and many more.

For more information about the 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference to be held in Kuching, Sarawk, Malaysia .

Websitehttps://www.apoc13.com/

SECRETARIAT OFFICE:
          The 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference 2019 (APOC13)
 Kuching North City Hall
APOC 13 Secretariat

Email: apoc2019@dbku.gov.my

CONTACT PERSON:
Ms Maggie Tomeng, Ms Rosemiyati Nawawi, Ms Durie Austine Tinggie,
Mr Faisal Affendi, Ms Shareena Amanda, Ms Anita Anyie 
Tel: +6082-512200/449802
Fax: +6082-446414
 
Sarawak Development Institute ( SDI )
Kompleks AZAM, Jalan Crookshank
96000 Kuching,Sarawak, Malaysia
Email: rwong@sdi.com.my
CONTACT PERSON:
Ms. Rosalind Wong
Tel: +6082-415484/416484
Fax: +6082-412799/419799
APOC 13 EXHIBITION & COMPETITION ( Orchidwoods Company )
Email: urban_naturscape@hotmail.com
CONTACT PERSON:
Au Yong Kien Chung  +6019-8861812/+6012-8881666

Please visit the link: https://www.facebook.com/APOC-Sarawak-2079561185389670

 

Faceless 50 pesos bill

There was a lot of media buzz and the hype about faceless Philippine peso bills in circulation that were posted by netizens in social media sites like Facebook, twitter. The story gradually caught some attention by local media like ABS-CBN channel 2 and GMA channel 7.

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Php 50 pesos bill without face ( photo from the author- owner Mr. Dojie Lutera)

Mr. Dojie Lutera (a philatelist and numismatic collector) had shown us some crispy Php 50.00 peso bill he withdrawn from automated teller machine ( atm).  There is no President Sergio Osmena face in the bill.

Faceless Bill or Error in Printing

Some people thinks that his paper bill looks counterfeit, since there was a missing feature in the paper bill. BUT for long time collectors, This is a highly collectible item. During the printing, manufacturing and production process, there are cases where machine errors caused rare misprints. ( during the sorting process, the sorter might have overlooked on the paper bills)

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas printed millions of banknotes every day. Since this is highly collectible, the owner of this Php 50 peso bill will just keep this one for himself.

For those who might encounter faceless paper bills in the future, Do not attempt to fold the paper bill, Just keep it in a flat area and avoid holding them with bare hands.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas advises the general public to surrender these banknotes if they have encountered one. BUT for collectors, They will keep this since it is rare and a collectible item.