The story behind a Singapore-born Armenian's role in the blossoming of the island's orchid industry and its world-famous orchid diplomacy is now chronicled in a children's book - Agnes And Her Amazing Orchid.
It details how decorated horticulturist Agnes Joaquim was officially credited in 2016 for cross-breeding the Vanda hookeriana and Vanda teres to create Singapore's national flower - the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid hybrid.
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