Dutch diplomat fetes resilience with Christmas display at Gardens by the Bay

Dutch Ambassador to Singapore Margriet Vonno put together the Poinsettia Wishes display at Gardens by the Bay. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Poinsettia Wishes gave Dutch Ambassador to Singapore Margriet Vonno a chance to reuse some of the props that were for this year's Tulipmania, which had to be cancelled. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
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SINGAPORE - When Ms Margriet Vonno, 54, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January this year, she thought she would not live to see another Christmas.

"Most of the women I knew who had the disease did not survive, so naturally, I was devastated when my oncologist confirmed the diagnosis," says the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Singapore.

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