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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Noraisah Yusak

Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1994

An extraordinary mother, who battled poverty throughout her life, she was determined not to let her four children experienced hardships she had been through. The need to supplement her husband’s meagre earnings drove her to seek her own income to help support her children and pay for the bills and their educational expenses. She worked as a production operator and a chambermaid for long and unenviable hours while simultaneously looking after her children and the household.
A firm believer in a balanced education, she is the pillar of strength and a role model to her children, all of whom managed to graduate from local universities.

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