What are you proud of Singapore of? Our multicultural society? Marina Bay Sands? Merlion? Sentosa? What comes to your mind?
There’re probably plenty of answers we can think of off the bat. But we’re here to share with you one – which plenty of Singaporeans would most likely never thought of or are completely unaware of.
Singapore is home to a diversity of orchids. Orchids have long been identified with Singapore which cements the idea of choosing an orchid to represent our national flower. We see spectacular displays of orchids at Changi Airport, Singapore Botanic Gardens or Gardens by The Bay, but do we realise how deep the association between orchids and Singapore are?
Do you know that, Singapore used to be home to more than 220 species of native orchids. However, most of it have disappeared or are facing extinction due to development of our city.
If you are lover of orchids and wants to sample orchids scent, you can visit Jetaime Perfumery to experiences these scents. We have about 60-70 varieties currently and are continuously expanding our collection. And the fun part! You will get to mix these beautiful orchid scents into your customised personality perfume. That will be a wonderful memory for you to bring home with. Not only is the perfume uniquely you, it is also uniquely Singapore.
Due to orchids’ gracious looks and wonderful scents, most people are oblivious to the fact that orchids have medicinal purposes and can be used to treat illnesses. One of the floral genus that contain species with medicinal uses will be Bletilla Rchb. f. There is only 7 species under this genus, and they grow across Asia such as Japan, China or Vietnam.
Bletilla foliosa (King & Pantl.) Tang & F.T. Wang
We established this place, so you can express yourself using Aromas.