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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Salbiah Wir

Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2000

She led the way with her never ending will to succeed and her ability to triumph in the face of hardship. She managed to raise her children well despite being widowed and being the sole breadwinner.
She even had problems in finding shelter for her and her children, as the hut that they lived in was demolished and was rebuilt several times over.
A strong lady, Mdm Salbiah toiled day and night, sewing clothes and making kueh to supplement the family’s income.

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