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.