#hearmeout: Sheryl Koh, National Parks Board

Despite the long and challenging set-up, it was rewarding, especially when I saw visitors enjoying themselves.
Photo courtesy of National Parks Board.

As someone who enjoys nature and the outdoors, I’ve been enthralled to work at the National Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens — a UNESCO World Heritage Site! What I like most is the breadth of my responsibilities: every day I ensure that the orchid exhibits are attractive, and help in conserving native orchids by cultivating rare species. The orchid family is a fascinating one, and I enjoy sharing about them with visitors to the Garden, which has the world’s largest permanent display of tropical orchids. I also coordinate orchid naming ceremonies for celebrities and foreign dignitaries. At the recent Singapore Garden Festival 2016, a premier international garden and flower show, I was involved in setting up orchid displays. Despite the long and challenging set-up, it was rewarding, especially when I saw visitors enjoying themselves. The camaraderie among my colleagues also never fails to put a smile on my face every day.

— Sheryl Koh, Manager, National Orchid Garden, National Parks Board

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    Sep 1, 2016
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