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Orchid named after China President Xi and His Wife

The naming ceremony for the orchid is held in Singapore Botanic Garden on 7 Nov 2015. [Photo source: weibo.com]

The naming ceremony for the orchid is held in Singapore Botanic Garden on 7 Nov 2015. [Photo source: weibo.com]

A new variety of national flower of Singapore(Orchid), has been named after Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan on 7th, Nov 2015 to commemorate President Xi’s state visit to Singapore.

The naming ceremony was officially held in Singapore Botanic Gardens by Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong and his wife.

Along with “Papilionanda Xi Jinping-Peng Liyuan”, there have already been about 200 distinguished guest orchids registered so far, such as the ones for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, the Vice President of the US Joe Biden and his wife and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

 

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8 world’s most spectacular parks

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recently released an infographic that highlights some of the world’s most spectacular parks with insiders’ tips, park activities, interesting facts, park maps & points of interest

The infographic doles out handy info about 8 fantastic parks, including Hyde Park in London, Central Park in New York City, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Mt. Royal Park in Montreal, Beihai Park in Beijing, Park Guell in Barcelona and Stanley Park in Vancouver.

There are also fascinating nuggets of trivia to be found. For example, did you know that Golden Gate Park encompasses more than 1,000 acres and houses the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States?

More information and insider advice about 8 of the world’s most spectacular parks, are at...

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