PM Lee shares own photos on Facebook of orchid displays from visit to Flower Dome

A giant cluster of orchids at the Orchid Extravaganza showcase.
A giant cluster of orchids at the Orchid Extravaganza showcase.PHOTO: LEE HSIEN LOONG/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay last weekend and took several creative photos of the displays exhibited.

He was there to visit the Orchid Extravaganza showcase, where over 12,000 orchids from more than 200 species and hybrids are on display in an 848 sq m installation.

"Visited the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay last weekend, and was back for the National Day Reception two nights ago. The 'Orchid Extravaganza' show was a beautiful setting for our nation's birthday celebrations," he wrote in his Facebook post on Friday (Aug 12).

In the same post, PM Lee shared eight photos he took during his visit and added his own captions to them. He used a variety of techniques in his photos, using a fish-eye lens for one, and a black-and-white filter on another.

For a long exposure shot, he referenced the Pokemon Go craze in Singapore in his caption: "Crowds of admirers stopping to capture photos of the brightly coloured orchids, and perhaps, a Pokémon or two. :)"

A long exposure shot by PM Lee of the visitors at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay during his visit. PHOTO: LEE HSIEN LOONG/FACEBOOK

Facebook user Ed Li agreed with the beauty of the showcase.

He commented: "My family love the Flower Dome as well. It is a cool beautiful indoor flora habitat that we enjoy visiting. We are proud that Singapore has built such a cool lovely indoor garden for its people. Happy birthday Singapore!"

Other Facebook users complimented PM Lee on his photos.

Facebook user Mae Wym wrote: "This is beautiful Sir".

Another Facebook user Daw May Po said: "What a beauty! Orchids of multi color, size and shape. Thank you PM Lee for sharing and taking time to focus on all these orchids to have an excellent capture."

The Orchid Extravaganza at the Flower Dome runs till Aug 28.