20th World Orchid Congress stamp issue

Singapore is proud to be the host for the 20th World Orchid Conference (WOC). The 20th WOC.theme : “Where New and Old World Orchids Meet” will be held from 13-20 November, 2011 at Marina Bay.


20th World Orchid Congress commemorative stamp issue

Singapore which is located in South East Asia, is truly one of the richest centers of tropical biodiversity, and a reputed center of origin of the Orchid family. The orchid Vanda “Miss Joaquim” is the National Flower of Singapore.To mark this international event, Singapore will be issuing five stamps on various orchids. Renanthera 20th WOC Singapore 2011: This official flower of the show, exhibit and conference . This red orchid is free flowering and produces long lasting blooms all year round. The red blossoms signify prosperity, wealth and success.Grammatophyllum speciosum: This is largest orchid in the world with sprays of lowers two meters or more in length. Also known as the Tiger Orchid because markings on the flowers resemble that of the skin of a tiger.

Dendrobium World Peace: The well shaped, good texture flowers of some 7cm across, come with white or creamy petals and sepals that are veined light purple. The vigorous hybrid commemorates the 50th anniversary of the United Nations in 1995.Vanda Miss Joaquim: Named after the originator, Miss Agnes Joquim in 1893, Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen as the National Flower of Singapore on 15th April, 1981.


First Day Cover issue – pre-cancelled

Cyrtocidium Goldinana: This flower is widely known as a “Golden Shower” in Singapore and other parts of the world. where it has been a staple cut flower in the early years. The elegant yellow flower gives an overall impression of a ball-room dancer in a voluminous skirt lending itself to be also called the “Dancing Ladies”.


Souvenir sheet with affixed with stamps – $5.05

Stamp technical design:

The set comprises of 5 stamps and a collector sheet. The stamps are Vanda Miss Joaquim , Renathera 20th WOC Singapore 2011 (45 c), Dendrobium World Peace (65c), Cyrtocidium Goldiana (80c) and Grammatophyllum speciosum($2). The Collector sheet ( Souvenir Sheet) has a face value of $5 and it features a basket of the flowers depicting the flowers in the stamp issue. The first day cover without stamps would cost 25 c, set of mint stamps- $4.16.

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20th World Orchid Congress

All the people from the horticultural world will be converging to the island country of Singapore from November 14th to 23, 2011 for the 20th World Orchid Congress.

2011 World Orchid Congress – Singapore logo and theme

courtesy of the organizing committee

Singapore will host this event after about 48 years . The last one was the 4th Orchid Congress way back in 1963. The people from the island country are already very busy in their publicity and promotion of the event .

Since winning their bid to host the event. There will be a scientific conference , an international orchid and garden show , plant and orchid competition , landscaping , and lots of travelers form all parts of the globe will come to this garden city .

For further inquiries, please contact:

20th WOC Secretariat
c/o National Parks Board Headquarters
1 Cluny Road
Singapore 259569
Tel: +65-64719945 / +65-64718404
Fax: +65-64674832
Email: secretariat@20woc.com.sg

20th World Orchid Congress Organizing Committee

Dr. Kiat W. Tan Chairman, WOC Organising Committee
Dr. John M Elliott Chairman, Conference
Dr. Wong Wei Har Chairman, Orchid Show
Dr. Khoo Chong Yee Chairman, Judging
Ms Peggy P G Tan Chairman, Social (Hospitality, Events & Tours)
Ms Michelle Lim Chairman, Marketing & PR
Syed Yusof Alsagoff Adviser to Orchid Show
Mr Kenneth Er Member, WOC Organising Committee
Ms Ong Chui Leng Member, WOC Organising Committee
Mrs Wendy Chew-Ngo Secretariat
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