The Orchid Garden

A special space for tributes to the most important women in our lives.
Mothers, grandmothers, nannies, teachers, friends – whoever they are, these are the women who provide the inspiration and guidance in our everyday lives.

Also listed in The Orchid Garden are the women who have been honoured by organisations and publications in annual awards.

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Kermi Alwi

Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2001

Typical of past winners of the competition, Mdm Kermi’s efforts in raising fourteen children, by providing them with all their material, emotional and spiritual needs is clear for all to see.
In her struggle to make both ends meet and to help support the family financially, Mdm Kermi had to improvise and find ways and means to contribute to the family income. This led her to selling cookies and kuehs to earn extra money to survive.
Today, her children are successful in their chosen fields.

  • Ivy Singh-Lim
  • Khatijun Nissa Siraj
  • Neila Sathyalingam
  • Som Said
  • Theresa Goh
  • Teresa Hsu
  • Euleen Goh
  • Tan Yoon Yin