12 Mar '11, 4am

Come down to the Armenian church today!

Come down to the Armenian church today!

This small but impactful Armenian community included prominent individuals responsible for three of Singapore’s greatest icons – the Raffles Hotel, The Straits Times and Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. Two brothers, Tigran and Aviet Sarkies, founded the Raffles Hotel in 1887; Catchik Moses founded The Straits Times in 1845; and Agnes Joaquim was a keen gardener and horticulturalist credited for breeding the Vanda Miss Joaquim.

Full article: http://yesterday.sg/announcements/armenian-churchs-175th-...

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