The first record of Vanda Miss Joaquim was published in an 1893 issue of The Gardeners’ Chronicle, a horticultural journal. In a section titled “New or Noteworthy Plants” dated 24 June 1893, Ridley, director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, registered Vanda Miss Joaquim as a newly discovered orchid hybrid. On 15 April 1981, the Agnes variety of the Vanda Miss Joaquim was officially launched as Singapore’s national flower.



A state of emergency was declared in Singapore on 24 June 1948, a week after it was declared in the Federation of Malaya following a spate of violence by the Malayan Communist Party (MCP).


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24 June 1973 was the first football match, the Sultan's Gold Cup final, between Singapore Malays and Kelantan Malays at the National Stadium.