The majority of the flowers depicted in this artwork are our national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid.
Each flower represents people from each decade who have contributed unreservedly in building up the country. The choice of blue that appears in the background represents the pioneers who overcame great odds to lay the strong foundation underpinning our success today.
To celebrate Singapore’s 50th year of independence, these flowers are gathered together as one people. We have had an outstanding past and while we pride ourselves on our success, the future brings even brighter opportunities.
As we approach our jubilee year, let us pledge as one people, one nation, to create a better and more prosperous Singapore.