Singapore To Host The 14th Edition Of Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC)

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This year’s APOC will comprise a five-day Orchid Show and a four-day Conference Programme at Singapore EXPO, Hall 2, from 16 to 20 August 2023.

Venue: Singapore EXPO, Hall 2
16 to 20 Aug 2023
Time: 10am to 9pm, Daily (Last admission at 8.30pm)
Fee: S$9 to S$28 | Purchase tickets here

This year, Singapore will play host to the 14th edition of the prestigious¬†Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC)¬†for the first time since the inaugural edition in 1984.¬†This year‚Äôs APOC is themed ‚ÄúDiversity, Conservation, Culture‚ÄĚ,¬†and is jointly organised by the NParks and OSSEA.¬†The conference will present a visual feast at the Orchid Show and an exciting line-up for the Conference Programme where families can delve into the fascinating realm of orchids through engaging talks and demonstrations, fascinating orchid-themed exhibits, and a stunning array of competitive orchid displays. Given Singapore's rich orchid heritage, this is definitely an event that's not to be missed! Here's taking a closer look at what you and your family can look forward to at this year's APOC:

Orchid Show

General Displays

  • Floral Exhibits

Be enchanted by exquisite displays creatively and delicately designed by Floral Designers Society (Singapore), Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 and ITE College Central.

  • Wonders of Orchids

Embark on a visual journey and be captivated by the stunning orchid images contributed by members of the public. The Wonders of Orchids exhibition is presented in partnership with Nikon and the Photographic Society of Singapore.

  • Orchids & Art

Be amazed by the beauty and form of orchids at this special showcase featuring a selection of botanical art from the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ archives.

  • Orchid Stamps & Currencies

Learn about our orchid heritage at this special display featuring stamps, coins, notes, photos, and postcards contributed by Mr Hsien Yoong How and The Singapore Mint.

Orchid Competition

  • Orchid Plant Competition

Featuring over 100 categories, the orchid plant competition brings together the region’s best orchid plants, competing to win prizes within their classes and to clinch top show awards. These orchids have been carefully cultivated by dedicated hobbyists and professional growers from across Asia Pacific. If you are interested to take part, click here to download the competition kit.

  • Orchid Landscape Competition

Featuring over 20 displays by orchid societies, associations and professional growers from the Asia Pacific region, the orchid landscape competition provides a platform for landscape designers to showcase their creativity through curating displays that play to the beauty and form of a wide array of orchids. Families can look forward to being immersed in beautiful orchid landscapes vying to win the title of best landscape display.


Photo Credits: APOC 14 / Facebook

Shop to your heart’s content at our one-stop MarketPlace featuring over 50 local and international vendors (including those from Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand) offering a variety of gardening-related lifestyle products.


Technical Tours

  • National Orchid Garden Tour

The National Orchid Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens is home to the largest and most comprehensive permanent tropical orchid display in Asia. Established in 1995, it houses approximately 2,000 orchid hybrids and 1,000 orchid species. The garden plays a significant role in the development of the orchid industry in the region and the conservation of Singapore’s native orchid species.

The garden recently introduced the Tropical Montane Orchidetum, featuring new and enhanced spaces for orchid and flora displays. It comprises two outdoor features ‚Äď the Lowland Habitat Trail and Secret Ravine ‚Äď as well as three display houses ‚Äď the Yuen Peng McNeice Bromeliad Collection, Tan Hoon Siang Mist House, and The Sembcorp Cool House. Each display area exhibits landscapes and plant assemblages unique to the various habitat types that can be found at the different altitudinal zones of tropical mountains. The intent is to bring families through a series of contrasting yet complementary landscapes that culminate in the high-elevation montane forest experience of The Sembcorp Cool House.

  • Heritage Tour

For over 160 years, Singapore Botanic Gardens has been the birthplace of Southeast Asia’s rubber and orchid industries. A walk through the Tanglin / Heritage Core of the Gardens will evoke memories of bygone days when ladies strolled through the Gardens with parasols and long skirts. Highlights of the tour include the Bandstand, various sculptures, Heritage Trees, the Main Gate, and Saraca Stream Walk.

More information is available on the 14th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference’s website at


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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