Orchid hybrid named in honour of President Xi Jinping and his wife at Botanic Gardens

Chinese president Xi Jinping (fourth from right) and his wife Peng Liyuan at an orchid-naming ceremony at the Botanic Gardens with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching on Nov 7.
Chinese president Xi Jinping (fourth from right) and his wife Peng Liyuan at an orchid-naming ceremony at the Botanic Gardens with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching on Nov 7. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
PM Lee and his wife Ho Ching hosting Mr Xi and his wife to lunch.
PM Lee and his wife Ho Ching hosting Mr Xi and his wife to lunch.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
Papilionanda Xi Jinping-Peng Liyuan, an orchid named in honour of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife.
Papilionanda Xi Jinping-Peng Liyuan, an orchid named in honour of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife.PHOTO: NPARKS/FACEBOOK
President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan at the Orchid naming ceremony hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan at the Orchid naming ceremony hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.PHOTO: NPARKS/FACEBOOK
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking a picture off the Papilionanda Xi Jinping-Peng Liyuan.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking a picture off the Papilionanda Xi Jinping-Peng Liyuan.PHOTO: NPARKS/FACEBOOK
President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan at the Orchid naming ceremony hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan at the Orchid naming ceremony hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.PHOTO: NPARKS/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan had an orchid hybrid named in their honour at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Saturday (Oct 7).

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching also hosted them for lunch at the Corner House restaurant in the Gardens.

Mr Xi had been presented a drawing of the Gardens' Tanglin Gate, made by Pathlight School student Glenn Phua, by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Friday (Nov 6). The Botanic Gardens is Singapore's first Unesco World Heritage Site.

Mr Xi is in town on a two-day state visit to mark 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Before visiting the Gardens on Saturday, he opened the China Cultural Centre in Queen Street, delivered the Singapore Lecture at the National University of Singapore and met Mr Lee at the Istana.