CNA Correspondent - S1E28: Why does Singapore engage in orchid diplomacy?
22 Feb 2023 07:16AM
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his wife were the latest dignitaries to have an orchid named after them as Singapore and Vietnam celebrate their 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. At least 200 varieties of specially curated orchids are named after heads of state, royalty and celebrities in Singapore. Why does gifting a beautiful orchid matter in diplomatic relations? Steve Lai asks Glenda Chong in this episode.