Welcome to The Orchid Garden

The Orchid Garden is a special space for tributes to the most important women in our lives.
 
This is where you can share your story about the woman who has most inspired you – your mother or grandmother, a teacher, or perhaps a colleague or a national figure.

You can pay tribute to the woman who has most influenced you in 3 words or 300 words. It’s up to you. Or say it with a quote or a poem, and add your favourite pictures of her. Purchase a space in The Orchid Garden for your tribute for just S$100.
 
ALSO IN THE ORCHID GARDEN:
 
The recipients of the: Jamiyah Exemplary Mother AwardGreat Women Of Our Time Awards and Her World Woman of the Year and Young Woman Achiever Awards.
 
Tributes posted by visitors to A Salute to the Pioneering Women of Singapore, an exhibition organised by SWHF and the National Museum that ran from Nov 2015 to Jan 2016.  View these tributes here .
  • a

    Aishah Bte Samad

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Para-Athlete

    Ajainah Sidek

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2013

    Aminah Abdul Rahman

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2003

    Annabel Pennefather

    Woman of the Year 2004
    Lawyer and Vice President, Singapore National Olympic Council

    Asmah Bee Mohd Din

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1999

    Au Yong Keok

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2007

  • b

    Beatrice Chia-Richmond

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Creative Director, Running Into The Sun

    Bibi Halimah Abdul Kadir

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2008

  • c

    Chee Ah Eng

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2002

    Choo Ling Er

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Professional Triathlete

    Claire Chiang

    Her World Woman of the Year 1998
    Senior Vice President of Banyan Tree and Angsana Galleries

  • d

    Dora Hoan

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Founder, Co-Chairman, Group CEO & Managing Director, Best World International Ltd

    Dr Marissa Teo

    Young Woman Achiever 2010
    Research Fellow, National Cancer Centre Singapore

    Dr Wong Ting Hway

    Young Woman Achiever 2003
    Trauma and General Surgeon

    Dr Yeo Sze Ling

    Young Woman Achiever 2013
    Research Scientist, A* Institute for Infocomm Research

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    Elim Chew

    Young Woman Achiever 2002
    Entrepreneur and Founder of 77th Street

  • g

    Gladys Wee

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Director, Business Development, Teamsystem Construction Pte Ltd

  • i

    Ivy Ng

    Woman of the Year 2011/12
    Group Chief Executive Officer, Singhealth

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    Jade Kua

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

    Jamila Abdul Karim

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2014

    Janice Wong

    Young Woman Achiever 2011
    Chef and owner of 2am:dessertbar and 2am:lab

    Jasminder Kaur

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2005

    Jazreel Low

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Director, Asmara Lifestyle Pte Ltd

    Jennifer Heng

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Founder, Dayspring New Life Centre

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    Karen Kon

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Director, Agro Genesis

    Karen Tan

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Team Head, Marketing Director, Cic Banque Privee

    Kermi Alwi

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2001

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    Lim Ah Lay

    Honoured by her daughters Rosemary & Evelyn Goh

    Lim Geok Lian

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1993

    Lim Swee Hia

    Woman of the Year 2013
    Senior Director, Singhealth

    Lisa Ng

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Senior Principal Investigator, Singapore Immunology Network, A*Star

    Lusi Lim

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    CEO & Chief Coach, Lusi Group

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    Mahjaben Shabbir Basri

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2010

    Maude Bateman

    Honoured by her children Christopher, Chester, Colwyn, Conrad
    Selina, Cedric, Romalita, Damian, Trevor, Petrus & Cheryl

    Melissa Kwee

    Young Woman Achiever 2007
    CEO, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre

    Mubarak Begum w/o Mohamed Siddiqe

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2012

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    Noraisah Yusak

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1994

    Norliah Saman

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1998

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    Patma Maun

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2004

    Priscilla Shunmugam

    Young Woman Achiever 2015
    Fashion designer, Ong Shunmugam

    Priscillia Lim Siew Hong

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2006

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    Rachel Eng

    Woman of the Year 2014
    Joint Managing Partner, Wong Partnership

    Rahamah Abdullah

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1996

    Rosalind Chelliah

    Honoured by her daughter, Mrs Leaena Tambyah

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    Salbiah Wir

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2000

    Sarasie Das

    Honoured by her children Juju, Shila and Sham

    Sharifah Khadijah Alkaff

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2009

    Sharifah Shaikha Ibrahim Alsree

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1997

    Sim Chi Yin

    Young Woman Achiever 2014
    Freelance Photographer

    Stefanie Sun

    Young Woman Achiever 2001
    Singer-Songwriter

    Suraiya Kamarudin

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2011

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    Tan Yen Yen

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Regional Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific (South), Sas Institute

    Tan Zi Xi

    The Great Women Of Our Time Awards alumni
    Illustrator, MESSYMSXI

    Teo Mee Lan

    Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1995

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    Veronica Wienand

    Honoured by her daughter Anne Lochoff