New hybrid orchid named in honour of the King

Royal blooms: Sultan Ibrahim looking at the ‘Aranda Ibrahim Iskandar’, which was named in his honour, at the HLN 2024 opening ceremony at Taman Tasik Shah Alam. Looking on is Nga (second from left). — Photo from Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s Facebook page

SHAH ALAM: The Housing and Local Government Ministry has named a new hybrid orchid species Aranda Ibrahim Iskandar in honour of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia.

The orchid was presented to Sultan Ibrahim at the National Landscape Day (HLN) 2024 opening ceremony at Taman Tasik Shah Alam here yesterday, Bernama reported.

In his welcoming speech at the event, Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming said that the hybrid orchid had been registered with the International Registration Authority for Orchid Hybrids in England.

He said the flower, which is reddish-orange in colour, symbolised enthusiasm, bravery, decisiveness, optimism, and leadership, reflecting Sultan Ibrahim’s personality and character in leading the nation.

Themed “Industri Landskap Pemacu Pembangunan Madani” (Landscape Industry Driving Madani Development), HLN 2024, which began on Friday, will run until June 2.

It serves as a platform for landscape industry enthusiasts to promote and market their products.

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