Veteran orchid breeder 'Uncle David' dies aged 73

Mr David Lim, a highly respected mentor for staff at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National Orchid Garden, died on Dec 13, 2018. Among the veteran orchid breeder's most outstanding hybrids are the Aranda Lee Kuan Yew (pictured).
Mr David Lim, a highly respected mentor for staff at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National Orchid Garden, died on Dec 13, 2018. Among the veteran orchid breeder's most outstanding hybrids are the Aranda Lee Kuan Yew (pictured).PHOTO: NPARKS

SINGAPORE - The veteran botanist David Lim - "Uncle David" to his many admirers - who brought life into 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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