Home-grown bakery and caterer Smiling Orchid founder Choo Yen Lan dies, aged 77

Smiling Orchid founder Choo Yen Lan with her youngest daughter Meilyn Choo-Jaimon.
Smiling Orchid founder Choo Yen Lan with her youngest daughter Meilyn Choo-Jaimon.PHOTO: THE BUSINESS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Smiling Orchid founder Choo Yen Lan, the tenacious yet affable personality behind the well known home-grown bakery and catering business, died on Monday (Oct 29) at age 77.

Mrs Choo came down with a cold, cough and fever about two weeks ago, and at around 6am on Monday, she had trouble breathing, said her youngest daughter Meilyn Choo-Jaimon.

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