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"Orchids of Angkor Wat" Exhibit Opens at Singapore's Cloud Forest

SINGAPORE, May 20, 2024 — The Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay invites visitors to experience the magic of Angkor Wat with its latest exhibit, "Orchids of Angkor Wat." This spectacular display, which runs until September 8, 2024, features a rich collection of native Cambodian orchids and their hybrids, artfully arranged against the backdrop of a meticulously crafted replica of the iconic Angkor Wat temple.

The exhibit aims to not only showcase the natural beauty of orchids but also to celebrate the cultural and historical significance of Angkor Wat, one of the most renowned architectural wonders in the world. By integrating elements of Cambodian heritage and biodiversity, the exhibition creates a bridge between natural beauty and historical grandeur.

Visitors to the Orchid Haven within the Cloud Forest will find themselves transported to the heart of Cambodia as they wander through displays that fuse botany with art. Each arrangement has been designed to mimic the serene and mystical ambiance of Angkor Wat, complemented by detailed sculptures of Cambodian wildlife that enhance the authenticity of the setting.

Adding to the cultural immersion, the exhibit also features a special Cambodian cultural performance. This performance is designed to enrich the visitor experience with traditional Cambodian music and dance, offering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Cambodian culture.

The "Orchids of Angkor Wat" exhibit not only highlights the beauty and diversity of orchids but also emphasizes conservation efforts to preserve these magnificent plants, many of which are native to the region around Angkor Wat. Through educational materials and guided tours, visitors can learn about the ecological importance of orchids and the efforts being made to conserve them.

As an added feature, horticulturists and experts on Southeast Asian flora will be available to provide insights into the care, cultivation, and significance of orchids, offering visitors a comprehensive view of these plants beyond their aesthetic appeal.

The exhibition is expected to draw orchid enthusiasts, history buffs, and tourists from around the globe, making it a significant cultural event in Singapore's calendar. It promises to be a captivating experience for all ages, providing a unique educational and cultural outing in one of Singapore’s most beloved attractions.

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