Singapore's world-renowned orchid collection has a new home in the National Orchid Garden. The garden city's latest attraction has been developed by the National Parks Board at a cost of S$5 million (about HK$27.30million) on a flight of terraces in Singapore Botanic Gardens. Orchids have been closely associated with the gardens since their inception more than 136 years ago. But the new exposition of orchid culture will finally give more than 60,000 of these mysterious flowers a dedicated showcase expected to attract orchid lovers from all over the world. At any one time, no fewer than 2,000 different varieties of orchids are on display, arranged according to seasonal themes and grouped in colour schemes. 'The design and landscape is conceived to bring out the various dimensions of the orchid, its wide variety and colours, as well as being a home to both rare and indigenous species,' a spokesman said. An orchid breeding programme will also be exhibited. In an 'Orchidarium' simulating the lush forest environment where the majority of the world's orchids grow, rare species, including those from rain forests of Central and South America, will be preserved.