Botanist who created Lee Kuan Yew orchid dies

Mr David Lim was a distinguished orchid breeder and grower whose most well-known hybrids include the Aranda Lee Kuan Yew orchid.
Mr David Lim was a distinguished orchid breeder and grower whose most well-known hybrids include the Aranda Lee Kuan Yew orchid.ST FILE PHOTO

Veteran botanist David Lim - "Uncle David" to his many admirers - who brought life to many new orchid hybrids here, has died.

Mr Lim, who was 73, created a wide range of hybrids which will live on for generations of Singaporeans to enjoy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 16, 2018, with the headline 'Botanist who created Lee Kuan Yew orchid dies'. Print Edition | Subscribe