Colours + Textures of Changi Airport’s Orchid Garden // Singapore

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ANGIE & JAMES DO STUFF

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Whether it be an indoor butterfly garden, a busy little koi pond filled with lucky coins, or an outdoor sunflower garden, Singapore’s Changi Airport never fails to have pockets of nature at each terminal. This brilliant orchid garden, located in Terminal 2, features over 30 species carefully arranged by colour and shape to represent the four elements of nature: earth, water, fire and air. The vibrant plants surround a pond full of fish, forming an organic-looking landscape within the bustling confines of the airport.

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The orchid is the national flower of Singapore, specifically the hybrid orchid cultivar Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’ (also known as the Singapore Orchid or the Princess Aloha Orchid), known for its outstanding violet-rose shades. By the way, Google tells me Australia’s national flower is the golden wattle. After living in Australia for 11 years, you’d think I’d know that by now. You learn something new every day!

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Santosh Namby

A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

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