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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Lim Geok Lian

Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 1993

She set the benchmark with her struggle to raise her children and provide them with tertiary education while simultaneously aiding her ailing husband’s battle against cancer until his eventual death. As the sole bread winner, she had to take on several jobs to make ends meet to ensure that her children had enough.
Her role as mother extended beyond just looking after her children and providing their needs. She was also a father, teacher and companion to them.

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