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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Rahamah Abdullah

Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1996

A devoted mother of six, Mdm Rahaman is a symbol of sheer determination despite poverty and hardships. She struggled and toiled with multiple jobs, both at home and outside just to be able to raise her children alone, as her husband was often out at sea.
Aside from instilling the qualities of good citizenship to her children, she also opened up the windows of opportunity and pushed them to go for tertiary education.

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