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Miss Agnes Joaquim (1854-1899)

Agnes Joaquim is best known for discovering the orchid in 1893 that was named after her. The Vanda Miss Joaquim is Singapore’s national flower.

Agnes was the second child among the eleven children of Parsick (Basil) Joaquim, an Armenian merchant. Their family had an illustrious history of public service and philanthropy to the Singapore community.

The tombstone of Miss Agnes Joaquim is kept in the grounds of the Armenian Church. The church is open to visitors on weekdays.

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Written by victorkoo

25 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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