Graduation season is in full swing, and that means a whole new chapter of life to many of the graduates who are going to take on the tough and often times harsh reality of working life. But with some inspiring words from those who had persevered, overcame， accomplished individuals & true entrepreneurs among us – those who seize opportunities and make great things happen. They are words of wisdom and the advice they impart is often timeless. Below we’ve rounded up 8 of the most memorable addresses of all time.
1. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005
2. “What I want to talk to you about today is the difference between gifts and choices. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy–they’re given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful, and if you do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of your choices.” –Jeff Bezos, Princeton, 2010
3. “It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point you are bound to stumble. … If you’re constantly pushing yourself higher … the law of averages, not to mention the Myth of Icarus, predicts that you will at some point fall. And when you do I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.” –Oprah Winfrey, Harvard 2013
4. “Use your knowledge and your heart to stand up for those who can’t stand. Speak for those who can’t speak. Be a beacon of light, for those whose lives have become dark. Fight the good fight against global warming. Be a part of all that is good and decent. Be an ambassador for the kind of world you want to live in” –Julie Andrews at University of Colorado Boulder (2013)
5. “If you’re a Democrat, spend some time talking to a Republican. And if you’re a Republican, have a chat with a Democrat. Maybe you’ll find some common ground, maybe you won’t. But if you honestly engage with an open mind and an open heart, I guarantee you’ll learn something. And goodness knows we need more of that, because we know what happens when we only talk to people who think like we do — we just get more stuck in our ways, more divided, and it gets harder to come together for a common purpose. ” Michelle Obama at Eastern Kentucky University (2013)
6. “Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.” J.K. Rowling at Harvard (2008)
7. “A lot of the time the experts, the people who are supposed to be able to tell you what to do, will tell you that you can’t do something even when you know you can. And a lot of the time it’s your friends … who tell you you can do it.” –Mark Zuckerberg, Belle Haven Elementary School (yes, really), 2011
8. “We can make market forces work better for the poor if we can develop a more creative capitalism–if we can stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or at least make a living, serving people who are suffering from the worst inequities. … You have more than we had; you must start sooner, and carry on longer.” –Bill Gates, Harvard, 2007
We do arrange mini baby’s breath bouquets but for minimum order of 5 bouquets per purchase.
You may choose from the various colours available – blue, purple, pink, yellow, white a mix of any 2 colours:
mini baby’s breath bouquet
Below are the various bulk prices. All bulk orders must be placed at least 1-week in advance of collection/delivery date:
1. Mini Baby’s Breath – $30/bouquet (for order between 5 to 30 bouquets) for delivery/collection outside window period of 10 to 17 Feb
2. Mini Baby’s Breath – $25/bouquet (min order 31 and above) for delivery/collection outside window period of 10 to 17 Feb
3. Mini Baby’s Breath – $20/bouquet (min order 100 and above) for delivery/collection outside window period of 10 to 17 Feb
Note 1: Delivery anytime (no specific timing) between 9am to 5pm at $25 per location per every 30 bouquets or less.
Note 2: To confirm order, payment must be made in full in advance. We accept credit card payment (visa/mas/amex) over the phone.
Note 3: Prices stated above are subject to change without prior notice. All flowers are subject to seasonal availability. Please call us at 6396 4222 for inquiries.
It is this period of the year again – love and romance is in the air. It is generally this time of the year too, we get many inquiries on the sale of single stalks rose for bulk purchase. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Prices are valid for minimum order of 100 stalks and above. Delivery charges are not included. Our roses can be either from China. Roses from other countries will be quoted separately.
We sell generally 3 types of ‘single’ stalk rose. They are:
1. Bare stalk with no wrapping (roses are de-thorned)
2. Simple clear plastic wrapping (roses are de-thorned and come with tube, tied with ribbon)
3. Premium sleek holder (rosose are de-thorned and come with tube, tied with ribbon)
1. Bare stalk with no wrapping ( min 100 stalks, applicable for red/pink/white roses. Roses come de-thorned):
bare single rose
1.1 China Rose – length 30cm to 45cm – $3/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 8 Feb)
1.2 China Rose – length 50cm to 60cm – $5/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 8 Feb)
1.3 China Rose – length 30cm to 45cm – $7/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 10 Feb)
1.4 China Rose – length 50cm to 60cm – $9/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 10 Feb)
2. Simple clear plastic wrapping (min 100 stalks, applicable for red/pink/white roses. Roses come with tube, tied with ribbon):
plastic-wrap single rose
2.1 China Rose – length 30cm to 45cm – $5/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 8 Feb)
2.2 China Rose – length 50cm to 60cm – $7/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 8 Feb)
2.3 China Rose – length 30cm to 45cm – $10/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 10 Feb)
2.4 China Rose – length 50cm to 60cm – $12/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 10 Feb)
3. Premium black sleek holder (total length with holder 60cm, applicable for red/pink/white roses. Roses come de-thorned with tube):
holder single rose
3.1 China Red/Pink/White Rose – $10/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 8 Feb)
3.2 China Red/Pink/White Rose – $12/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 10 Feb)
3.3 Kenya* Red Rose – $25/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 8 Feb)
3.4 Ecuador* Red Rose – $30/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 8 Feb)
3.5 Holland* Red Rose – $40/stalk (delivery/collection latest by 8 Feb)
Important Note: We do not take orders for delivery or collection between 11 Feb to 15 Feb. Delivery charges is applicable – for every 100 stalks to ONE location is $25/trip during office hours. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. All roses are subject to stock availability. We recommend to place your order as early as possible.
Confirmation of order: Order for the above delivery dates must be made at least 2 weeks before the of delivery/collection date. To confirm, payment must be placed in full. We accept credit card payment over the phone. For other inquiries, please call us at 6397 4222
*for Kenya, Ecuador, Holland roses min order is 10 stalks. Not available for delivery/collection from 9 Feb to 15 Feb.
Disclaimer: Roses are shipped from overseas. We do not control the size of their blooms, Hence we do not guarantee the stage of their blooms. They normally come in semi-bloom condition.
We recently launched our new online service that allows users to ‘Design Your Own Bouquet’ . It puts the ‘creative’ flare onto the hands of the user and in 3 simple clicks, their customized bouquet is ready for delivery on the same day. We believe we are probably the first florist in Singapore offering such online service.
It took us roughly 6 months to conceptualize this ‘design your own bouquet’ feature and the bulk of time was rendered into ensuring the right style of bouquets fit into the right colour scheme and right combination of wrapping. You may check out this feature directly at our website here: https://www.24hrscityflorist.com/design-your-own.html
Patrons of 24HrsCityFlorist.com are now capable of customizing their own bouquet with our new release of our latest online feature, ‘Design Your Own Bouquet.’ This novel feature allows people to have a custom bouquet in three simple steps and all can be done on one webpage and have the bouquet delivered same day.
design your own bouquet
How It Works
Click on the tab ‘Design Your Own’ and you will arrive at our ‘Design Your Own Bouquet’ page, users are asked to identify three of the major components of the bouquet that they want. First of is the type of main flower, around which the designs and accents will revolve in. There are over five choices of main flowers, each with their own bouquet types associated with them. Main flower type choices include the usual ones like roses, hydrangeas, sunflowers, tulips and more.
Next, users are given the choice of what bouquet type they want their main flower to come in. These designs are reliant on the kind of main flower they have chosen in the previous step. Prices may vary depending on the bouquet type as well as on the accents used in the bouquet.
select your own bouquet
Finally, once the customer is satisfied with the floral counterpart of their chosen bouquet, then they are given the chance to choose the type of wrapper that it comes in. The price also varies with the choices, depending on the texture, colour and style of the wrappings. Upon clicking on wrapping choices, guests are given a digital preview of how their custom-bouquet will look like, allowing them to properly customise according to their preferences.
customized from the various wrapping styles
Each bouquet will be hand crafted and arranged by our florists accordingly to the user’s design – this will certainly give it an even more personal touch. After choosing a custom bouquet, interested buyers are given the option to choose the bouquet through a delivery or self-collection from the store.
Benefits of Custom Bouquets
This new feature makes the common social practice of flower-giving even more personal as it allows givers to customise a bouquet according to the recipient’s interests. The main type of flower, as well as the accents, can be customised to accommodate a person’s favorite colours, combinations and more.
As compared to giving pre-packed bouquets from most florists, 24HrsCityFlorist.com’s latest offerings has a more personal touch that people are sure to appreciate. Pre-pasked bouquets aren’t usually satisfactory in the sense that the combinations may not work for whoever the bouquet is being given to, or elements that people want to go together aren’t usually in the same bouquet. This feature remedies that as users are given the chance to design their own bouquet orders.
Now, bouquet giving isn’t simply a matter of choosing a bouquet from pre-packed ones, but carefully handpicking each element to perfectly suit the recipient. It communicates a greater sense of interest and thoughtfulness about the person’s preferences, which can then be exhibited by the very personal bouquet choice.
Interested buyers may enjoy this latest online feature from 24HrsCityFlorist.com In just a few simple steps, you can design your own bouquets online and have it delivered same day to enjoy a more personal flair.
We regularly have request for sponsorship for flower bouquets. We are pleased to consider sponsoring a flower bouquet if the company or school whom we provide the sponsor to are able to reciprocate with the following:
1. A permanent dofollow backlink from a blog or website accessible by public with the respective school’s domain. eg. http://www.nus.edu.sg/blog/dance/etc…
upon agreement, you have to show to us that you have authority to do such a post before we send you the sponsored flower.
2. A post on your company or school or club’s instagram with a minimum of 1000 followers
3. A post on your company or school or club’s facebook.
All three are our non-negotiable criteria for our sponsorship consideration
If your company or school (for certain) are able to provide all of the above, you may write to us using our contact us on our website to tell us what you like us to sponsor.
There are many ways of wrapping a Korean styled hand bouquet. Below is just one simple method on how to fold, position and wrap a front facing flower arrangement using a mix of kraft paper and non woven paper. You may use all kraft paper wrappings or a variety of colours plastic wrappings or even burlap wrappings.
Blue rose symbolizes love, prosperity or immortality. It is much sought after partly because they do not exist in nature. There are genetically modified blue roses however, the easier and cheapest way to attain blue roses for floral arrangements and gifts are either by spray or dye.
Below are the steps to create blue rose by dyeing. The main advantage of dyeing roses is when done properly, the colour spreads out more uniformly all over the petals. As oppose to spray, one may miss out or not able to completely cover the inner layers of the petals.
The intensity of blue varies depending of how the roses are prepared. This include whether the roses are being soaked in water before the dyeing process and the type of ‘blue’ dye used and the mix of dye to water ratio.
infographic – how to create blue roses
Note: Powder blue dye used is Design Master Absorbit – Ice Blue. Absorbit Is a stem powdered dye for colouring blossoms from the inside uut. Each ounce of concentrated powder makes a gallon of colour. Absorbit dye can be used for other types of flowers including poms, carnations and even baby’s breath.
In Singapore, you may get them from the master distributor, Kim Soon at Arab Street.
Here are some of the FAQ we gathered from our youtube video:
Q1: How much of the dye should we add?
A1: There are instructions on the label pasted on powdered dye container. The ratio of dye to water much dependant on how intense the colour blue you want. But do take into account, the thicker the viscosity the more difficult the blue dye is going to be absorbed.
Q2: After rose gets it colour is it Possible to maintain the rose for sometime or it can’t be watered anymore ?
A2: It takes aboout a half a day to dye the roses, there after you may cut the stems and treat them like any other natural roses – meaning the roses need to kept in water.
Q3: How long will they live for though?
A3: Similar to A2 – after the dyeing process , the rose will last as long as any fresh cut roses.
Q4: Are there other colour you can dye a rose?
A4: Yes, the floral powered dye comes in a variety of colours, eg. burgundy red, hot pink, purple, etc.
Q5: How do you get roses that havent been soaked in water?
A5: Typically when you buy them from the grower/supplier, asked them for those roses that are not already soaked in water.
Q6: will it work using food coloring?
A6: We have not tried with food colouring, but technically it should work. We would recommend the flower dye.
Q7: From where can I get the floral powdered dye?
A7: Master Design is from USA – Try amazon.com or directfloral.com?
Q8: Does the color gonna last forever?
A8: Yes the colour will remain until the rose withers
Q9: What other flowers can we dye blue?
A9: You can use this same method on carnations, poms and even baby’s breath.
Q10: I tried it and after 36 hours my roses are still white with only blue spots?
A10: This happens if the roses used have been submerged into water for a very long time before they are dyed. Or the colour mixture of the dye is not right. You can read more about blue roses in Wikipedia.
Q12: What is blue roses meaning?
A12: The blue roses are flowers to convey a message of mystery, enchantment, charm, uniqueness and a sense of the impossible. Blue can also symbolize new beginnings or a new awakening. You can read more about blue roses in Wikipedia
Traditions have been the pillar of people’s cultures around the world since time immemorial. These customs and beliefs, passed from one generation to another, have been here to guide us in our waking life. Though, beliefs and traditions differ from one culture to another, there are some certain practices that are widely observed despite differences; one of these is funerals.
Funerals are solemn ceremonies connected with the burial and wake of a dead person’s body and this is usually prepared by the family of the deceased. Funerary customs vary widely from one culture to another to remember, honour and show respect to their departed loved one.
Depending on religion and culture, funeral rituals can involve either the preservation or destruction of the body, which reflects the passing of relationship between the body and soul of the deceased.
Additionally, depending on religion and culture, people all over the world have different interpretations on certain gestures of consolation and comfort. If unsure of what to do in such circumstances, it is appropriate to do some research first, or better yet, follow and respect the funeral tradition of the bereaved.
In many Southeast Asian and most East Asian countries, the wearing of white symbolises death. In these societies, it is part of tradition for loved ones and guests to wear white or at least somber colours to show respect. Sending flowers to show support and condolences to the bereaved is also observed.
Appropriate Flowers for Funerals in Singapore
In Singapore, with its cultural background being a mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and British traditions, funeral rites are followed according to the family or the deceased’s religion or beliefs.
And one of the most common funerary practices – which is to send sympathy flowers during memorial services – is also observed in this country.
The flowers sent convey meaningful messages and feelings when words are not enough to express your thoughts or emotions. This can also aid greatly in the bereavement process of the deceased’s family.
Condolences flowers are normally sent during the wake, usually held within a day or up to about five days, depending on the family’s practice or request. For funerals in Singapore, it is essential to observe the sending of appropriate condolences flowers, so as not to offend or dishonour the remains of the departed. The safest and widely accepted condolences wreaths are commonly given to symbolise the eternity of life. Here are some appropriate flowers for funerals in Singapore:
These are widely used as condolences wreaths as it is known for its hardiness, affordability and its symbolic significance of purity, luck, remembrance and admiration.
Lilies Lilies are the most popular funeral flowers because of its symbolic meaning. White lilies are especially used in funerals, as well, since it connotes innocence and pureness of soul. In general, these flowers also symbolise the restoration of peace of the soul of the departed after death.
Another good option for funeral flowers are white roses. Generally, roses signify love as well as grief. For funerals, though, white roses evoke humility, innocence, reverence and youthfulness.
Another popular condolence flower are chrysanthemums, although its meaning varies depending on the country. In some parts of Europe, chrysanthemums are symbolic of death.
However, in Asia, the white chrysanthemum represents lamentation and grief, while the yellow ones are traditional funeral flowers. Additionally, in the US, these flowers symbolise truth. Overall, these flowers are widely accepted as funeral flowers in most countries.
Appropriate Colours for Flowers Suited for Funerals
Actions speak louder than words and sending in flowers conveys a sincerer gesture. Flowers have been used to express emotions such as love, friendship, sympathy and grief. Throughout the world, flowers have played an important role as almost like a second language when words fail. For funerals, flowers serve as a sign of support and consolation to the loved ones of the departed – to ease their grief.
The colour of flowers chosen is also necessary to consider when sending funeral flowers. The funeral flowers’ colour emphasizes the sincerity of thoughts conveyed through the flowers sent.
Also, a certain kind of flower in a loud colour will have a different connotation compared to the same kind of flower in a more somber hue, depending on the country, religion and culture of the people involved. Hence, it is essential to select the appropriate colour of funeral flowers, as well to suit the funeral ceremony.
When choosing the appropriate colour and kind of flowers to send, consider some of these factors to help you pick something appropriate for the ceremony.
Type of funeral flower and arrangement
Depending on your closeness to the deceased and their survivors, choose which type of arrangement is suitable to give. There are casket sprays which cover the casket or table spray and standing flower arrangement which are arranged on a standing box are quite typical of the type of condolences flowers sent in Singapore. Sending these flowers are easy too, there are many florists in Singapore providing same day condolences flower delivery.
Singapore happens to be accepting when it comes various religions, and they support spiritual harmony. As mentioned before, practices and traditions in memorial services vary depending on religion, culture and country. Some religions like Islam, for example, do not encourage flowers being sent during the ceremony. It is best to follow the customary religious practice of the bereaved to show respect and honour.
In some countries, sending brightly coloured funeral flowers are accepted to lighten up the mood, or to cheer up the bereaved. However, in a typical Chinese tradition, sending in funeral flowers in warm colours are not appropriate as these colours, such as red, represents happiness.
To avoid misinterpretation, keep away from warm and dark coloured flowers as these may offend or aggrieve the survivors more. Opt for neutral coloured flowers like white, yellow, purple and pink for memorial services. This way, the flowers sent will aid the bereavement process, instead of causing more emotional harm to the survivors of the deceased.
Life and death is a natural process and as long as we keep the memories we have of our dearly departed, they will always be alive in our hearts. A funeral service for the dead is a good way to celebrate and pay respect to the life we all are living. It makes us appreciate the only life we have and the people who have been part of our lives.
Although, we all have differing beliefs and practices, showing sympathy and condolences is a universal language that we all can understand, no matter where we are living in the world. Still, it is necessary to observe certain customs and traditions during memorial services to show respect to the deceased’s family.
Reiterating your intentions with funeral flowers – depending on religion and culture – is also a meaningful gesture that can definitely help the family of the departed to cope better with the loss.
Flowers are beautiful creations of nature that people all around the world have used to express love and care. While often used as gifts, flowers are also used for ornamentation and to add dynamism to home gardens. Each flower is unique and every kind often has multiple varieties too, ensuring that you’ll never have any shortage of flowers to choose from.
red rose bouquet
When talking flowers, roses are usually the first that come to mind. Their popularity probably stems from the fact that there is a huge variety to choose from and not just in color, but in terms of size and fragrance as well. Moreover, the red rose is most commonly known as the flower of love.
tulips in kraft paper wrapping
Yet another floral favorite for expressing love, tulips are another flower that comes in a large range of variety. Apart from love, tulips are also symbolic for imagination and dreaminess. Tulips are technically part of the lily family and the bulbous plants from which they bloom can also substitute for onions in cooking.
Orchids are one of the exotic flowers that fascinate a lot of people. There are over 30,000 species of orchids, which makes it a member of one of the largest plant families out there. With three categories, orchids come in many shapes and forms which you are able to choose from to fit your personal preferences.
lily hand bouquet
The most in-demand kinds of lilies are the stargazers and casablancas. These flowers come from bulbs and are often propagated through this means. Each color and type of lily symbolizes different things, though more often than not, it has something to do with purity and refined beauty.
These vibrant beauties take front and center in Van Gogh’s series of paintings, which portray the bright and cheerful appearance of these flowers. Sunflowers are the epitome of simple beauty, with their circular disk surrounded by yellow ray petals, hence, their name. In addition, sunflower oil is premium oil, while its seeds are edible and can be eaten in a variety of ways.
Gerberas typically mean innocence and purity and these beautiful blooms belong to the daisy family. With their lively colors, gerberas are also often taken to convey cheerfulness. These flowers have a long vase life, which makes them ideal for bringing color to homes.
This flowering shrub is one of the most unique and lovely flowers and is commonly called as an old-time flower. While most flowers only have one bloom at the end of a stem, the flowers of the hydrangeas are in bunches. Most of the time, these flowers are white, though you will also see some purple, blue, pink, or red varieties.
Birds of Paradise
Yet another exotic flower, the flower of the Birds of Paradise is quite a vision. They get their name from their color as well as from the flower’s shape of a bird in flight. These flowers are seasonal and are only in bloom from September to May. As is evident from their name, these flowers often symbolize the beauty and exquisiteness of paradise.
Known as the king of flowers in Chinese culture, peony flowers are large and fragrant. Its common colorings are red, white and yellow. While blooming in spring, these flowering plants can withstand winters and require very little maintenance. Once established, they will grace your garden each year for a long time.
baby’s breath bouquet
The botanic name for baby’s breath is Gypsophila paniculata. Baby’s breath normally is not categorized under popular ‘flower’ but it has in recent years made popular with its appearances in several korean dramas. Baby’s breath symbolizes everlasting love, pureness, and innocence. They naturally come in white but today, these flowers are dressed and artificially treated with a wide variety of colours.
All of these popular flowers are just the tip of the iceberg – there are so many different kinds that can be bought to express your care for or to adorn your home, but these are a great start for anyone to appreciate. These flowers are popular for a reason and they remain timeless classics. Sending flowers to someone is just a few clicks away and 24hrscityflorist.com provide same day flower delivery anywhere in Singapore.
We are proud to have supported SMU indancity in their annual club production Beyond 2017. SMU INDANCITY is a contemporary dance club for those with the passion for mastery of technique and expression of the art form.
In 2006, Singapore Management University’s (SMU) was founded with the mission to nurture its dancers’ passion for modern dance through the mastery of techniques and expression of the art form, while at the same time, promoting an appreciation of modern dance amongst the school community.
Led by resident choreographer Dan Kwoh, INDANCITY has grown significantly over years. The club has represented SMU and won numerous accolades at both local and international dance festivals such as the Barcelona Dance Grand Prix
Singaporeans aren’t exactly the poetic type, even if our hearts are in the right places. When it comes to romance, we might have a different approach, but nevertheless, all we want is something endearing to send to our loved ones. What does the average awkward Singaporean do to make up for his lack of courting skills?
You end up with a combination of local phrases with your typical romantic musings, with a dash of humour as well. When people say Singaporeans love their food, they weren’t kidding; our love has seeped into our pickup lines, so we won’t be having trouble in our love lives anytime soon. Here are some of our delectable selections of romantic phrases!
‘You’re the egg to my prata. Without you, I’m kosong.’
‘Skip the sambal chilli, because you’re hot enough for me.’
‘Are you mee goreng? Because you got mee goreng crazy.’
‘People call me Kopi-O, because I’m hot, sweet, and I’ll keep you up all night.’
‘Be the condensed milk to my Kopi because you make life so much sweeter.’
Our train services may not exactly be up to speed, but our romance isn’t as slow and broken! It’s easy to pass the time while trapped in unfortunate situations with a couple of puns, and maybe get a date or two as well.
‘MRT always stuck in the tunnel but at least you’re also stuck in my heart.’
‘Whenever I see you, my heart goes Bedok, Bedok.’
‘If you are Marsiling, I am your fan.’
‘Only Eunos how much I love you’
‘Are you an EZ-link card reader? Because I really want to tap that.
Not forgetting these romantic and playful phrases that only Singaporeans will get, of course! There’s a bit of wit and a lot of teasing in each and every one of these cute lines!
‘Are you a parking ticket, because you have fine written all over you.’
‘You blossom like a flower; I so stunned like vegetable!’
‘Please be the metal cable to my cable car!’
‘Are you Orchard? ‘Cos I’ve got my ION you.’
‘Is your name Hui Ting? Because I’ve been hui ting for you all my life.’
If you’ve got a young lady with you who isn’t too pleased about that argument you just had, you can always turn on your attentive and romantic side with these magic words.
‘Let’s go shopping – I’ll pay.’
With those few words, you’ll no doubt be saved from her wrath. What a perfect time to get some flowers for her too!
Who says we can’t be hopeless romantics? We think that these quirky lines are more than sufficient to prove that we can be real flirts when we want to. You could even slap one of these lines on one of our beautiful bouquets ordered from an Singapore Florist, and bring a smile or a giggle to the lucky recipient! Up your flirting game with these teasing phrases and you’ll be on the best date you’ve ever had (or even get lucky). Try them out today!
Article written by Sze Teng for 24hrscityflorist.com
Do you know that 24Hrs City Florist shop is located within Lavender Place building designated by URA Architectural Heritage award winning site.
The building consisting of two-storey shophouses and a handful of modern four-storey shop/flat developments. The architecture of the shophouses reflect the wide variety of architectural styles that were prevalent in Singapore then – Late, Transitional and Art Deco styles are evident.
Due to the rubber boom from 1900 to 1930, the newly-rich started a building frenzy in a bid to show off their wealth through their new buildings. The owner’s wealth was reflected in the extent of façade ornamentation and elements of European architectural styles and features used. In addition, many of these designs also featured distinct Eastern and local influences.
Old 161 Lavender Street
A row of 11 beautifully tiled and plastered Art Deco style shophouses at 161 Lavender Street was originally the premises of the Lee Rubber Company and owned by Lee Kong Chian. Lee was a supporter of Dr Sun Yat Sen’s Nationalist cause and this explains the plaster reliefs of soldiers carrying the Nationalist flag of the Republic of China on one corner façade pediment. This project won a URA Architectural Heritage Award in 1995 and demonstrates the sensitive integration of a new 4-storey rear extension – Nestled within the Jalan Besar Heritage Trail
Heritage Trail Singapore
The Jalan Besar Heritage Trail is a tale of two former swamps. First, we trace the urban development of a ﬂoodplain that once existed on the north bank of the Rochor River. Next, we chart the stories of the communities and cultures that sprung up around the muddy basin of Singapore’s longest waterway, the Kallang River.
Jalan Besar Heritage trail
The remnant swampland around Jalan Besar and the tidal ﬂats of the Kallang Basin have long been reclaimed. Shophouses, temples and churches now occupy land once overgrown by mangrove trees and nipah palms. Farmland has given way to schools, hospitals and a stadium. And once bustling villages sustained by coastal trade have vanished as industries, housing developments and parkland emerged to add a new dimension to life on the eastern reaches of the Lion City.
Gone too, but certainly not forgotten, are New World and its gaudy host of performers who sang, danced and performed for citizens in an era when live entertainment was the only form of recreation in town. In between sets, the audience probably sipped soft drinks brewed and bottled by beverage factories located in the neighbourhood, which are, similarly, a mere memory today. Little missed, however, are the less pleasant elements of the area: the cattle and pig slaughterhouses, municipal refuse facilities, sawmills, oil mills, rubber factories and brick kilns that once polluted the rivers and almost certainly overpowered the senses of those who wandered too close.
Mdm Halimah Yacob, our then Speaker of Parliament was at our shop in May 2017 to buy a bouquet for a friend in Hospital.
mdm-halimah-yacob at 24hrscityflorist.com
We like to take this opportunity to congratulate her in being Singapore’s 8th President. Mdm Halimah Yaacob sworn in as the new President on September 14. She’s Singapore’s first female president from the first election reserved for candidates from the Malay community in Singapore. A well liked, humbled and unassuming person, precisely our experience in our brief encounter with her. Our best wishes to her as she brings her presidency to the people of Singapore.
Speaker of Parliament Mdm Halimah Yaacob sworn in as the new President
True to it’s name, 24Hrs City Florist is a florist located in central Singapore within the garden city of Singapore that provides 24hr flower delivery services anywhere in the island nation.
So what makes 24hrs City Florist so unique? Well, to start off, this is probably the only flower shop in Singapore with a physical storefront that opens and operates daily from 9am to next day 6am consistently throughout the year. This is especially convenient for those who are in need of floral gifts when most florists in Singapore are closed.
Similarly, their floral services are available on Sundays and public holidays. Yes, that includes Christmas and Chinese New Year too. For those who had the experience of wanting a floral arrangement during these holidays would appreciate how useful and important their service can be.
Hence, it comes as no surprise, that 24Hrs City Florist has been featured in various publications which includes an article entitled “Sleepless In Singapare” in the Sunday Times on 11 Nov 2016 as one of the retailers in Singapore offering late night serices.
sleepless in singapore
Besides their long opening hours, 24Hrs City Florist offers a very wide range of fresh floral arrangements and I am not talking about just in quantity but also in variety, styles and designs.
Again, when it comes to uniqueness, 24Hrs City Florist creates ‘character arrangements’ depicting well known characters such as Minion, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Angry Bird, Spongebox Squarepants, Hello Kitty, Pokeball and many more using fresh floral! It doesn’t come as a surprise that this flower shop was singled out and was featured in local Chinese Variety show called ‘Bengpire’ in Aug 2016 as one of the interesting retailers offering not just services past mid night but also unique character bouquets in Singapore. Their full range of character-bouquets can be found here.
Although 24Hrs City Florist is known for her after office hour services and character-arrangements, did you know, this flower shop was initially a specialist florist for funeral flower arrangements. Their history could be traced back as early as 2000 when their floral arrangements were mainly on candle table spray, flower bed, casket top, floral crosses and floral photo frames. There is no wonder why until today, this florist offers a wide range of sophistication of funeral and condolences floral arrangements not many other florists offer. A cursory look into their website revealed that they have a huge range of condolence floral arrangements from a simple floral condolence stand to a 1.5m long stretched floral arrangements to heart-shape condolence stands to memorial wreaths.
24Hrs City Florist has been keeping up with trends too. In recent times, they have introduced an extensive range of Korean styled hand bouquets, Conical bouquets, and flowers-to-go floral carry bag and mini garden arrangement they called them ‘cherish box’.
We recently googled in search for florists in Singapore and to our pleasant surprise, we were voted one of Singapore’s best florist on several fronts. We are extremely humbled by all the votes, mentions and features
Voted on of the best 10 florists in Singapore by Alvinology.com
Voted by Flipit.com as top 10 flower shops in Singapore
We were also voted as Flipit.com’s top 10 flower shops in Singapore
Pick as one of the best boutique florists in Singapore by honeykids
We were also featured as one of the best florists in Singapore at Honeykids and LittleSteps.com as one of Singapore’s Fab Flower Shops – certainly tell that we’re their go-to for emergency gifts and events as well. When you just have to get your hands on THAT present or decoration, it’s us they think of first. It’s easy to forget that a party’s coming up when you’re buried under stacks of work, and that anniversary might have slipped your mind. Getting stuck in a search for last minute gifts isn’t the most pleasant place to be, which is why we’re your best bet for preventing that midnight disaster.
Voted as one of Singapore’s Fab Flower Shops by LittleStepsAsia.com
Voted as one of the 10 best florist delivery in Singapore
Our bouquets have also caught TheBestSingapore’s eye, and for good reason! Quirky character bouquets with colours splashed all over are bound to attract the hordes, and they were no exception! Whether you’re a Sesame Street fan, a lover of the short, hustling Minions, or a sucker for anything to do with the ever adorable Hello Kitty, chances are, there’s something in our store for you. We are again voted as “10 best flower delivery services in Singapore with stunning designs”
Things to do in Singapore at 3am
Moreover, when it comes to nightlife, some say that there’s a distinct lack of exciting activities in Singapore. Local site TimeOut has heard your irked cries, and has listed down a couple of activities for those who are constantly supporting #TeamNoSleep, one of which is none other than the friendly florist you’re browsing through. If you to got a floral gift for someone after office hours or even after mid night, we’re here for your floral needs. From classy boutique flowers to sturdy and elegant preserved flowers to the latest Korean style, you have a good variety of options to select from, such that you might even lose track of time just picking a theme for your blossoms. Buying a bouquet with us will light up your night! As with many of our happy customers captured in our @SleeplessInSingapore in intagram. You can’t go wrong with smart advice from a site as trustworthy and hip as TimeOut!
So when you’re mourning the lack of fun things to do in Singapore, don’t forget about us! 24Hrs City Florist always has something for you, be it a small token to freshen up your day, or a sizeable but endearing flower piece for a more extravagant event. We’re there without fail for your most memorable moments, your greatest gatherings and for the absent minded ones, even your most urgent functions and anniversaries.
If there’s someone who needs a reminder of your admiration, love, care, thought or remembrance we are here to be of service to you. If you’re in need of a hand bouquet, table centrepiece, condolence flowers or even a gift basket, we have you covered.
Your uncertainty ends here, because 24HrsCityFlorist.com has everything you need for those occasions! In a quaint corner of Lavender street, we do our magic almost 24/7, just so you can get your ideal flowers any time! Our reliable delivery service can reach you in almost any place, with our blossoms as bright and fresh as ever.
We feel appreciated and honoured at the same time. We will continue to serve the best we can and provide the unique floral service our customers have come to expect.
We are simply delighted to have Vivienne picking up our Darth Vader Hand Bouquet from our shop at Lavender Street. May the force be with her as she sends this bouquet to her friend for her graduation day.
At the mere mention of ‘hipster’, one can picture a sashaying woman donning an oversized top and ripped shorts, pinching the edge of her sunglasses with a smirk, simply the epitome of stylish. Meanwhile the mainstream or old fashioned trail behind, deemed unable to find their unique style like the former.
Despite all that exaggeration, it’s not entirely untrue; it seems the younger generation find anything labelled ‘hipster’ more appealing. Bouquets carrying that air of sophistication are sure to gather admiring glances and of course, the likes on one’s Instagram. Hop onto the bandwagon and you’ll find yourself immersed in splashes of rainbow colours, unicorn vibes, and galaxy patterns, even finding Korean styles imbedded in sweet bouquets that many show off on social media.
Youths are easily drawn in by anything hipster, not wanting to fall into the monotony of mainstream trends, instead hoping to seem unique; don’t even try to deny it! Well, young florists have heard their call for something more distinct, and style their lovely flower bundles according to the trends they so desire. Using pastel flowers, pale DIY wrapping paper, burlap, kraft paper, netting and giving bouquets an air of rusticism turns their art intoinstaworthy works.
Being unwilling to conform also means young florists use a large variety of flowers, many which traditional florists might not use. Are chrysanthemums doomed to be mere funeral flowers? Are white and pastel flowers the only ones to accompany a bride down the aisle? That doesn’t seem to be the case any more, if those new to the florist scene have anything to say about it. Even succulents and fruits have a part to play in their new, exotic bouquets, breathing new life into typical flower arrangement styles. Such deviation from the norm has been welcomed by flower lovers everywhere, and have attracted crowds to appreciate the art of flower arrangement.
But that doesn’t mean old school has to be kicked to the curb. Traditional florists have integrated the styles hipsters appreciate into their own work, and their bouquets are just as amazing as any other. With their experience in the field, there are a lot more than the effort that goes into a stylish arrangement, and their flowers are sure to be your picture perfect gift. Merging your typical professional touch and the hipster trends of today, they are able to maintain the beauty of bouquets yet infuse modern elements into their art. With such a poignant combination of past and present, what better way would you rather have your bouquet?
Then again, one cannot let the passion of both types of florists and flower shops go unnoticed either. Behind the rosy glow of floristry is hours of hard work and pricked hands and even to the point of making sure that the ‘flower delivery‘ services are delivered promptly to the recipients. Though times may change, florists have learnt to adapt accordingly and stay nimble ready to respond to the consumers’ demands. Whether hipster or traditional, young or old have their own unique traits that everyone can appreciate. Whatever your reason for buying flowers, just know that every bouquet comes with a loving touch and well thought, crafted by the people who have an unlimited love for flowers!
Article written Ong Sze Teng for 24hrscityflorist.com
We like to thank our customer who had entrusted to create a condolence fresh floral wreath for a memorial service held at Kranji Commonwealth War Cemetery in Singapore. The event pay tribute to the thousands of British and Commonwealth servicemen who lost their lives in defence of Singapore during the Second World War before the Japanese occupation.
There comes a time when you’re grasping a card in your hand, scratching at your head helplessly as you wonder what on earth you’re supposed to write in order to please the lucky receiver of your gift. For those who aren’t poetically inclined, finding the perfect phrase to accompany your heartfelt present can be absolutely daunting.
A beautiful bouquet is important but equally important is the message that comes with it. A beautiful message can touch the heart of the receiver and in some occasions, bring tears to her eyes. A fresh floral gift accompanied by a good message almost certainly will draw smiles and bring cheer to the recipient. It doesn’t hurt to give a little and care a bit more. Turn somebody’s day around for the better is never wrong. Here at 24HrsCityFlorist.com we don’t just want to provide elegant bouquets or bouquet delivery, but we want to help reach out to people and help touch the hearts and minds of people you care most for.
We hope by listing some of our favorites here could unlock the creativity within. Start inspiring and encourage others because in return you will be encouraged too.
Love & Romance & Valentine’s
“i realized how much i miss you, only after you had gone away. I don’t know what to do or say.. but to send you these flowers for today..”
“Somewhere between all our laughs, long talks, studpid little fights and all our lame jokes.. i fell in love”
“I now understand how it really feels like when they say.. ‘absense makes the heart grow fonder'”
“I will love you forever. LOL! I can’;t live that long”
“”I hate looking at the stars because I look at the same ones as you do , wihtout you”
“Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart”
Here are some love quotes adopted from popular korean dramas:
“If you’re really in love, appearances aren’t important. The best house is the one you build in each other’s hearts” – Winter Sonata
“With you, my heart has found its rhythm” – Angel Eyes
“You told me to forget you. You hoped that I forget you, right? I’m sorry. I wanted to forget you, but I couldn’t do it.” – The Moon That Embraces The Sun
“When you love a woman, she becomes a drink. She becomes the moon. She becomes the song. Then she turns into your world.” – Flower Boy Ramen Shop
“People who love each other end up reuniting. No matter how far apart they are, they will reunite in the end. Love is something that returns.” Stairway to Heaven
“To feel love again, you only need a moment” – It’s Okay, That’s love
“At times, the road seems far and you may shed tears with a say heart, but until the day everything becomes a memory, let’s be each’s resting place.” – Heirs
“In life, the thing that is important other than spirit is love. Even if you are poor, if there is love, you become a millionaire.” – Goong
“The best miracle of all miracles is making the heart of the person you love beat.” – Good Doctor
“Love is when you give half of yourself. And in that space, fill it with half of the other person.” – Flower Boy Next Door.
“Because of you I laughed, got mad, fought, and felt pain. It was all a first for me. I didn’t think i had a heart. I tried so hard not to let anyone in but you were the first person that I ever let into my heart.” – Bride of the Century
There are many ways to expressing your heart felt emotions to the person you like. But there are times when loving someone is to do what’s best for her and that includes leaving her and letting her go. It’s painful to do so especially when you can’t tell her the real reason why you are doing so. For words that cannot be expressed, flowers are the next best option.
There’s nothing better than receiving a romantic message along with a gorgeous bouquet or a box of chocolates. Nope, this doesn’t have to happen only on Valentine’s, for this sweet message will make her melt immediately, at any time, any day.
“If my love were an ocean, there would be no more land. If my love were a desert, you would see only sand.”
You don’t have to be the next Robert Frost to come up with poems. Take this simple verse, print in delicate font and deliver it to your partner in a dainty, intricately designed card, and there you go, a card that ensures your lover knows how deep your feelings are!
“No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.”
This affirmation of your love is easily understood, and will make your partner realise their importance in your life. Doesn’t simply reading this make you want to sigh dreamily?
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”
“May your Mother’s Day be filled with as much happiness as you brought to my childhood!”
From young till now, you’ve never doubted your mum’s faith in you, so of course you’d like to show that you appreciate her sturdy presence. These sincere phrases are definitely able to capture that thought in these sweet words.
“Mum, thanks for putting up with a spoiled, ungrateful, messy, bratty child…
… like my sibling!”
Got a sister or brother and want to one up them? Inject a little humour into your message to spruce up what would usually be a mushy message! If you’re preparing to surprise your dad instead, simply replace the necessary words; these phrases are sure to touch the hearts of either parent.
“When people tell you not to believe in your dreams, and they say ‘Why?’, say ‘Why not?’ ” “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
Put away all those cliché quotes about success and failures, because all you need is a little encouragement in your gift to a to-be graduate. With a firm tone, your message will show how much confidence you have in that person, and adding a challenge in can help to ignite that fiery passion as the graduate enters the workforce.
“Birthdays come around every year, but friends like you only come once in a lifetime.”
It’s rare to find people who understand everything about you indeed, and you should very well let your friends know that. On their special day, show them how special they are with the touching message on your card.
“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.”
For a more serious tone to guide your reckless friend, send this along with your gift; the best of friends are the ones who speak the truth, no matter what. They’ll thank you for your thoughtfulness soon enough
With this bounty of caring and sincere phrases, you’ll never end up speechless when writing to your loved ones!
bouquet with a message
Gift card and messages can be selected during checkout in our shopping cart process.
24HrsCityFlorist.com – florist located in Laverder Street, Singapore offering 24Hrs flower delivery anywhere in Singapore. Visit our specialty bouquet store offering rustic bouquet at QWERTYBlooms.com
Ms Hannah Chia contacted us and challenged us to create Spongebob SquarePants flower arrangement. Our first reaction was that just impossible given the squarish shape of Spongebob. After much brainstorming and improvisations, we finally created this:
After burying yourself in your work load day after day, it’s easy to become all too engrossed, forgetting about the ones that await you at home. With Mother’s Day coming up, have you prepared the celebration necessities?
Whenever you stumbled upon obstacles that drag you down, you know you’ve always got your mother to count on for support. Be it simple words of encouragement or a piping hot bowl of homemade food, she finds a way to tell you she has your back. You can tell her that too, and you can’t go wrong by sending your message in a bouquet!
Celebrating Mother’s Day with Flowers
No mum can resist the appeal of beautiful flowers bundled up just for her! Mushy ‘I love you’s and sincere ‘Thank you’s can be conveyed in that single gift, for flowers have always carried sentiments and various meanings. You don’t even need to be well-versed in the language of flora or be a fan of the vintage to appreciate the aesthetic of a glorious bouquet propped up in a vase. Just a single glance can be so soothing, and exactly what mums need to let them know that they are admired. Has she been rushing about her work days just like you? She’ll need a breather from the mundane and tumultuous city. Or maybe she was surrounded by bumbling children, cleaning up the little messes they make while hushing their screeches and gurgling. A little appreciation would be nice for the free babysitting. Even if she has merely been idle at home, slowly going about her day with old friends, she could use the reminder that you’ll always have her in your thoughts and in your heart.
gift and flowers
If you tire of the cliche flowers as gifts, you can always try sending one of our different arrangements. Our sweet sets of preserved flowers give a fresh perspective to what it means for your love to last long. Without needing your daily fuss and watering to sustain itself, preserved flowers are able to maintain their fresh appearance, frozen in time while your mother gushes over them.
preserved flowers for mom
If you’re tired of roses, why not give our tulips a shot? Intense pink and red ones are available, not to mention the other bright, colourful blooms,like sunflowers, that will light up the entire bouquet, or maybe include the popular mascot of Mother’s Day, carnations. Incorporate a plushie or even a box of sweet treats into your bouquet, or go for a trendy Korean style, with their pastel wrapping paper, delicate arrangements, and their soft baby’s breath that give the whole bouquet a lovely and innocent look. Only the most vivid and warm blossoms can match the beauty of a mother’s love!
carnations arranged in mason jar
This Mother’s Day, you don’t need to wrack your brain for ideas. You can’t go wrong with flowers, and you know florist provides the freshest ideas of flower gifts for any occasion. Choose a bouquet from our website and leave it to us to create the gift that will sweep mums everywhere off their feet!
At 24hrscityflorist.com we offer customized mother’s day floral arrangement and gifts. We provide 24hrs flower delivery to anywhere in Singapore.
In a sea of black and navy blue, the graduates huddle and nervously adjust their robes. Some are tense, some are excited, but everyone knows that this is a milestone they can be proud of, an event that sets in stone the reward they have put in so much effort for. With their mortarboards on and looking sharp, they are ready to reap the fruits of their painstaking labour.
Graduation day marks the start of a student’s intrepid foray into the workforce. Finally free from the chains of academic pursuit, it is most definitely a day to be remembered. While looking smart and polished is key, a splash of colour to match the upbeat mood would serve to differentiate one from the crowd, not to mention create the ideal setting for instaworthy pictures to commemorate the occasion. There’s no better way to congratulate a graduating student for a job well done during graduation than a brilliant bundle of extravagant flowers!
Mo Yeon Bouquet
Classy bouquets can come in all forms and flowers when you make a purchase with us. An korean inspired graduation bouquet would be our Mo-Yeon Bouquet named after the Mo-Yeon in The Descendants of the Sun popular Korean TV series. When you think of a flower that brings the most cheer, you’d likely think of sunflowers, and we’re never short on those bright yellow blooms in our elegant bouquets. Roses add a sentimental touch; they’re certainly not just for romantic occasions, for their vibrant crimson pairs up nicely with the sunflowers. A scattering of statice adds a bit of calm to the intensity of the duo, the cool purple soothing the fiery, warm colours. With the final padding of smooth elongated leaves and little specks of emerald green and white, you have the bouquet of your dreams!
sunflower graduation bouquet
Bundling all these beauties up in pitch black wrapping ensures that the graduation bouquet adheres to the formality of the ceremony while still exuding sophistication and refinement. Isn’t such a gift exactly what the graduates would need?
Think of those days spent burning the midnight oil, staring at a screen or sheet of paper with hooded eyes, their mug of coffee already cooled during the countless hours of ‘mugging’. After all the sleepless nights and stressful days leading up to their big exams, the graduates you see on that day need the comfort and that proverbial pat on the back that only you can provide. A little piece of nature brought to them in a fancy bouquet tells them it’s time to chill, and shows that you’re right with them, as you have been along every step that they took during their journey of education.
These graduates may be taking the plunge into the deep waters of society, but knowing that they’ve got friends and family right beside them can make it much less unnerving. Graduation flowers or graduation bouquets are a great reminder of their loved ones’ presence and support, a wish for only the best for the receiver. On that special day, you shouldn’t miss out on a dazzling bouquet to spice up any glamorous graduation pictures. Just remember, be careful to toss your mortar but not the flowers!
preserved flowers arranged by 24hrsCityFlorist.com
Quite possibly the epitome of beauty, fresh bouquets are always enticing to look at.
Alas, almost as if such beauty was forbidden, flowers have been blessed (or cursed) with a short lifespan — what starts off as blooming, bright and vivacious may end up as a noxious pile of matter in a matter of weeks or even days. Though we still appreciate the aesthetic of any bouquet, no matter how long we want to maintain these bouquets, they never seem to last as long as we hope, even if we had showered them with love and care.
Enter the preserved flowers. A solution for the fruitless task of self-preserving your flowers (and your sanity), these angelic blossoms are the closest you can get to the best of both worlds. Using unique preservation techniques, the beauty of the bouquet is maintained but yet its longevity is extended as well. Why dwell on the usual dry, passé and short-lived flowers when you can easily pick up a preserved flower arrangement, prop it in your living room and admire it for as long as you wish? A beautiful flower is always a fine conversation piece. It could add a fresh touch to your usual interior style or spice up any room you want. Want to tell someone how much you admire them? Just pick a quality preserved flower piece and send it to them with your sincere thoughts displayed on clean, crisp card.
No, this isn’t the kind of dried flower that crumbles easily. A complex chemical treated method ensures that freshly cut flowers don’t end up dehydrated, and that they can keep their lovely natural look while staying strong through the days to come. Less care is needed after the process is complete, so you are able to keep a fuss-free floral piece right in the comfort of your home. Today’s modern preservation techniques from Japan and Korean deliver top-notch blooms, texture, colour and even fragrance.
Here @24hrsCityFlorist , we arrange preserved flowers ourselves. In fact, we have some fantastic preserved flowers arrangement that you might just fall in love with – they are unique and available only from 24HrsCityFlorist.com
preserved rose in hanging glass vase
Hop on the trend of unicorn and mermaid vibes as you immerse yourself in these gorgeous pastel colours! Nothing says you’re thinking of your loved ones better than a baby pink preserved rose lying atop layer after layer of lovely pastel sand. Just one look at those soft colours and you’ll be taken back to relaxing days spent chilling by the beach. Give the set up a generous sprinkling of violet, green and peach hydrangea petals and you’re ready to present this floral piece in a glass cylinder to brighten someone’s day! What’s more, with Mother’s Day coming up, there are few gifts that can compare to a preserved flowers!
preserved pink rose
These enchanting, preserved flowers are a great fit for any occasion, and sure to stun the crowds.There are truly countless possible designs with these flowers, such mysterious yet intriguing arrangements that are frozen in time! With such breathtaking designs, you’ll have eternal beauty at your fingertips!
We are thrilled and honoured to be entrusted to arrange a table centre piece as a gift to a royalty. The arrangement of exotic fresh cut flowers of cymbidium, mokara, hydrangea, acapulco lily, calla lily, Ecuadoran rose, erygium, leuc safari sunset and australian wild flowers.
Table centre piece arranged by 24hrscityflorist.com
Perhaps it started with the popular Goblin K-drama, where a simple buckwheat flower was used to send a love message to the receiver. Or maybe it was Descendents of the Sun that stole everyone’s breath with its intensity and bittersweet romance. Either way, Koreans dramas have set alight a blazing trail that many locals have gladly stepped onto, where fans hold Korean styles and products in high esteem.
The popularity of Korean dramas K-pop created the Korean wave that swept across not just Singapore but most of the world, and fans of the pop culture have only grown as people catch onto trends. Die hard fans probably know every aspect of the pop culture like the back of their hand. If you’re clueless in this area, we can get you up to speed right here.
Korean lady with bouquet
With a fluffy bouquet in hand, given by a mysterious yet kind stranger, the female protagonist graduates with a smile. The pure white cotton combined with the simple brown wrapping paper gives off a dreamy aura, where the pale colours are a delightful mix with the solid greens nestled among the blooms. Though winter brought along the cold and caused trees to barren, the bouquet has given a touch of warmth and made her day a little more special.
Not your typical furry animal plush, but still immensely adorable. Without their romantic interests by their sides, the male protagonists from Descendents of the Sun dragged these indignant toys along as companions on their dates. Their mischievous smiles, smooth fur and stout legs make them cuddly girlfriends indeed; no wonder the men were so enamoured!
You might not expect the huge DotS toy to fit into a bunch of flowers, but you can still find a “인형꽃다발”, which is a doll bouquet. Gaining traction among fans of the Korean style is a bouquet featuring small stuffed character dolls and adorned with various colourful flowers. Such doll bouquets can contain all kinds of famous characters, like Pokemon or Disney’s Lilo And Stitch. Adjusting the flowers to keep with the colour scheme and using delicate craft paper creates a magnificent bouquet that is cute yet stylish. Pastel pinks and blues make such sweet gifts; just look!
Baby’s breath is a rather significant blossom in the Korean bouquet scene, possibly because of it’s tiny and silky white blooms. Even its name suggests its innocent theme, adding an idyllic touch to any bouquet. In the above picture, combining it with light brown wrapping paper makes the bouquet minimalistic, and enable the focus to remain on the adorable Pikachu in the centre. Finishing off with wisps of white craft paper at the bottom compliments the rusticity of the gift!
If you think it’s a little plain to have simply white flowers, or that the plush toy is a little too large, Singapore’s very own 24hourscityflorist has the perfect posy for you! These durable baby’s breath can be dyed some vibrant colours and bundled into elegant bouquets as such.
http://www.24hrscityflorist.com/korean-baby-s-breath-bouquet.html (I’d suggest a picture that’s more candid and doesn’t have the watermark?)
What says classy more than sky blue and lilacs? These cool colours can sooth any temper and brighten the darkest of days! Combined with that snowy white, the flowers mimic a picturesque garden right in your hands. Black wrapping completes the sophisticated bouquet, with a simple knot, and it’s ready to be sent to the lucky receiver! Korean baby’s breath bouquets or a bunch of forget me not flowers bouquet are certainly a heavenly sight to behold.
Few are truly strangers to the Korean fad going round, but perhaps the idea of even bouquets having a Korean style is new. With the influx of romantic dramas, fans might have picked up on the message and decided to take action; sending beautiful blooming bestowals for their loved ones! Gifts featured in the shows also end up being a suitable choice for sending to other fans of the shows. Shopping for presents on special occasions can be such a chore, but Korean style arrangements and bouquet wrapping is a surefire way to show your sentiment. With delicate flowers like baby’s breath, Korea’s wrapping style of using kraft paper and their minimalistic arrangement, the gorgeous bouquets are great presents to show your appreciation!
Remember how they say ‘If it didn’t appear on social media, it didn’t happen at all’? If you’re going to join in the trend, better make it Insta-worthy, right? Many Instagram users have hopped right onto the Korean trend by posting their most elegant flower bouquets under soothing lighting and posing happily with their gifts. No doubt the quaint bouquets and their unique arrangement with rustic or pastel wrapping have caught the eyes of many youngsters. Since western pop culture dominate the mainstream, particularly that of America, hipsters have moved onto Korean trends. Veering away from typical western styles, Korean flower arrangements have been deemed hipster, and getting one of your own shows how sophisticated you are, rather than lagging behind in trends.
While western bouquets are usually facing skywards, with the blooms in their best view when seen from above and more tightly knit, Korean bouquets have flower that are more spread out and front facing, viewed best from the front when held vertically. This arrangement allows them to be placed in a box and presented that way, and if it’s a doll bouquet, the receiver catches sight of it immediately, brightening their day at once. Korea’s wrapping paper being kraft papers makes the bouquets artisan, and the occasional use of burlap provides a more rustic feel. Though both types can act as beautiful presents, the Korean wave means that Korean flower arrangements adhere to the hipster culture and might be viewed as the classier choice.
24 Hrs City Florist will never fail to deliver the most gorgeous flowers for you and your loved ones. With local flavour blended into the popular Korean style bouquet, you’re sure to leave with a smile. Some of the best Korean flower arrangements in Singapore can be found here with us! Whether you’re a traditional or a hipster bouquet, Korean styled bouquets are for everyone and anyone!
Jing Jing from Vietnam, bought a lily bouquet from 24hrscityflorist.com outlet at lavender street to celebrate her’s friend’s birthday. We like to thank you and hope she has a wonderful experience visiting in Singapore.
Just as we’ve left our enthusiastic Christmas cheer and upbeat New Year greetings behind, the month of love has crept upon us. Valentine’s day never fails to drive men running for the next florist or chocolatier, and restaurants and cafes unleash promotions in the name of love.
Everyone knows that the festivities aren’t complete with some form of heart shaped gifts, dove or cupid emblems, and pink and red hues painted all over gifts. But surely there’s more to Valentine’s Day than simply romance and gifts? After all, showing affection to a loved one can be done anytime, anywhere. In the first place, February 14 was never a day for demonstrating one’s love for another. In fact, the whole celebration started in the third century in Rome, and ironically, is started when a stern ruler labeled love as an unnecessary emotion.
Valentine’s Day History
Records state that Emperor Claudius II had the notion that men were restricted from giving their utmost in battle, if their mind was on their wives or lovers. With a sweep of his hand, marriage was banned. Of course, this law did not pass without stirring fury and disappointment. Who could live without finding their soul mate? The concept was exactly as ridiculous as it sounded, and a certain brave, young priest called Valentine thought as much. Enraged, Valentine rebelled by marrying young couples, secretly defying the rule of Emperor Claudius II.
Yet, nothing escaped the eye of the emperor. Into prison went Valentine. Little snippets of records even suggest that Valentine himself ended up in a relationship with his jailer’s daughter. With Valentine already sentenced to death, no doubt they had little time to develop any further. Talk about star-crossed lovers. His parting words? “From your Valentine”, now a common phrase that gets butterflies fluttering in the receiver’s tummy.
It would be hundreds of years later, for his death on February 14 to be marked as a day to honour him, and for Valentine to be declared a Saint. There we go; Saint Valentine’s Day.
But why did people start giving flowers to each other? Well, Victorians had assigned different meanings to different flowers, and were able to communicate with simply those plants and not a single word. Talk about mysterious. Cards may have seemed like a better alternative, but they felt a message with your name on it was bad luck, was the start of gifting flowers with a somewhat secretive, romantic card.
No one’s a stranger to roses during Valentine. But why are they the go-to flower for any bouquet? Roses were the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love, so what better way than using the very symbol of love for a day that celebrates it?
Valentine’s Day Rose Bouquet – Flower Delivery
With the passage of time came the commercialization of the occasion. Valentine’s Day had evolved into gifts oozing in magenta and scarlet, and flowers or chocolates bundle in ribbon. It’s more about getting the most extravagant present than the most thoughtful one.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but it’s about time Valentine’s became more about thought than only extravagance. A handpicked bouquet along with an elegant card is one way to show how you feel.
Couples will never miss out on the opportunity to please their other half during an occasion like Valentine’s. Sometimes, the pressure can be an obstacle in making the day a memorable one, as one would be too focused on picking out imperfections to ensure everything goes smoothly. These suggestions might make the planning a little easier.
One simple date can make your lover’s Valentine’s. As long as it’s time well spent with a loved one, how can anyone argue about a wholesome date. Grab a few finger foods like sandwiches, pastries, or chips and settle them into a picnic basket. A quick ride to the park will take you to the bicycle rental area, where the both of you can get a tandem bike, a two-seater for riding together, or separate ones for riding side by side. Scenic trails lined by rustling trees and the occasional roadside blossom make the ride a quiet enjoyment. If you’re near the sea, you might even catch the sunset. Find a clear patch of grass to lay your mat and open up your treasure chest of goodies, and enjoy your little feast. By then you might be able to catch a sprinkle of stars in the obsidian sky above, which is the kind of romantic scene right out of movies. Plus, it’s easy on the wallet. Kidding. But we merely state the truth.
couple in sunset
For the music fans, a small band gracing their presence with a classical song or your partner’s favourite tune would be perfect. A room could be booked away from prying eyes, where the your violin or singing quartet could saunter in and play before your partners surprised eyes. As long as there’s elbow room, you could also request for then to pop up in a diner while others look on enviously at the sweet sonnet.
For a deeper dive into romance, a high class meal at a classy restaurant will do the trick. Treat your partner like a prince or princess when your initial comment of ‘just bringing you to a cafe’ turns out to be an ‘atas’ location fit for royalty. Intricately designed dishes and flavourful premium selections will leave you and your partner munching in satisfaction, till the very last bit. Who doesn’t love food? A little antique wine wouldn’t hurt anyway too. To top it off, secretly send in a small bouquet of roses with the last dish. The look on your lover’s face as the waiter leaves with a smirk is one you’ll remember forever.
Dating and dining – flowers delivered to her.
Although jealousy has little space in a relationship, a small serving of it can be healthy as it shows how much you want to be The One for your partner. Perhaps you’ve heard about the lady killer in the office who’s just a tad too flirty with your girl. Or you’ve heard countless complaints about that other chick that won’t stop boasting about her Louboutin shoes from her man. Time to up your game with a little announcement of her status. 99 roses make a huge bouquet, and it’s impossible for it to go unnoticed in an office setting among nosy colleagues. Be it in person or through a delivery, she will be nothing short of surprised when she receives the gigantic arrangement. Other girls will be singing praises of the lucky lady’s boyfriend while guys stare on at the territorial gift. Said lucky lady will be more than happy to show that her heart is already reserved.
A truly romantic gesture would be a candle lit, homemade dinner. It doesn’t have to be some Michelin Star worthy dish, as the fact that you bothered to make time for such an intimate setting. When your girlfriend or boyfriend comes home to your surprise, you’ll be in for a great night. After a leisurely meal with idle chat and murmurs of sweet nothings, you can lead him or her away from the table and smoothly point out the trail of luxurious scarlet petals. Leading from the living room, it curves into the bedroom where another group of scattered petals paint the clean sheets. Your night will go out with a bang for sure.
trail of petals
Else wise, you might find that your long relationship is already written in stone, and you’re more than ready to take the next step. There’s no better time to propose than Valentine’s Day! If you two have always wanted to make that great Europe tour, suggest taking a break from the hustle of city life and pack your bags. Besides the obvious Paris, there are other places to pop the question. A quaint countryside cottage would make an adorable engagement photo, and the seaside offers the violet and magenta painted sky as a backdrop. Friends who are in on the plan can hang fairy lights and prop up flower garlands in a park before you lead your partner to the location under the guide of a walk. When the time comes, ‘yes’ will already be on the tip of their tongue.
Date night on Valentine’s can be a memorable event, but the gesture is all the more touching. When you and your lover are caught up in a world of your own, there’s little that can break that intimate connection.
But you haven’t settled the question of what kind of flowers should go into the bunch, have you? Let’s see; roses, roses, or roses? Valentine’s doesn’t have to only be about roses. With a whole array of flowers blooming all over the world, there are plenty of flowers to choose for your bouquet. Though each kind of flower can represent different things, there is no changing the beauty they exude.
Variety of Flowers for delivery
The language of love may have once been used to bring across certain romantic messages, but today, with elegant cards and photo captions doing the work, flowers need not be mere message carriers. The joy of simply receiving beautiful flowers is immense, and a simple bouquet can be a great way to express thoughtfulness. A well-arranged bouquet can also mimic the endless blossom of a garden. Great for brightening your day!
Different combinations of flower species can even induce different moods! As Valentine’s Day is all about the sweetness of gifts, certain kinds can go unnoticed. Fret not, for we can broaden your perspective of flowers!
Bold colours and large bloom mixed into a Valentine’s bouquet can give a playful aura. Think of it as a friendly jab or a joke for breaking the ice; such an arrangement is sure to lighten up the mood. Vibrant pinks, yellows and blues can be placed at varying heights to create the image of flowers bursting to meet you, like free spirits rising in excitement. Tulips, carnations and delphinium are some flowers that come in various colours which stand out, making them great choices for a whimsical bouquet.
scarlet rose bouquet
For the introvert who loves the peace and quiet, there’s always the calm, soothing bouquet. Does your significant other need a little stress relief, or a quick break from their hectic lives? Cool colours in a posy mixed with ferns are easy on the eyes and might soothe the receiver. With commonly purple and blue coloured larkspur or hydrangea, it’s like looking into the depths of the sea of the vast, cloud speckled sky. The sapphire and violet of such calming apologies bouquets may even appease even the fiercest of fires! (Though you now know you shouldn’t spark such flames again.)
Blending hot colours together lights the bouquet up immediately. It’ll light the recipient’s face up as well, as this sort of sensual conveys a deep love. Vibrant lilies and berries can be arranged to create a picture of passion, putting in place an amorous aura. Your affection will be made clear in such fiery flowers, and the bouquet can still make an eye catching centerpiece!
red rose and lily bouquet
Hot favourites would be the most romantic combinations of pastel pins and purples. Such soft colours make the bouquet look cuter, or sometimes, elegant. Classic roses are often used in these fairy-tale like bunches, but lilacs and hyacinths can be used as well. A touch of baby’s-breath completes the picturesque bouquet. Simply stunning.
pastel coloured bouquet
Other charming gifts like smiley flower plushies and little bundles of artifical flowers are alternatives some look at. But let’s face it, you want to show how real your love is, and the best way is to present an artfully arranged bouquet, wrapped in dreamy paper and bound with silky ribbon. That’s how to display exactly how you feel: a gorgeous spray of fresh flowers.
A recipient’s personality and the occasion can play a huge part in determining the most suitable arrangement, which is why we try our best to please customers and their lovers with our versatile bouquets. With plenty of attractive bundles to choose from, 24Hrs City Florist will never fail to please you! For flower delivery anywhere within Singapore.
24hrsCityFlorist.com started creating character flower arrangements or bouquets with a bit of ‘character’ since 2011. As a request from our customer, we attempted our first hello kitty character bouquet. Hello kitty is the popular ‘cat with no mouth’.
Hello Kitty Bouquet
Hello Kitty is a fictional character produced by Sanrio, a Japanese company. Hello Kitty is created by Yuko Shimizu and currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi. She is depicted as an anthropomorphic white Japanese Bobtail cat-inspired character with a red bow. Originally hello kitty was made for pre-adolescent females, since the, the market has broadened to include consumers of all ages. Hello kitty is found in a variety of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and high-end consumer products such as diamond necklaces. And now in the form of a fresh flower bouquet.
At the launch of our hello kitty bouquets, they were well received. Guys who know their girl friends are into hello kitty, sent this bouquet at the delight of the recipients. Even our celebrity DJ, Glen Ong ordered a hello kitty bouquet for his then girl friend (now wife) Jean Danker. 24HrsCityFlorist.com provided the flower delivery right to Mediacorp at Caldecott.
Inspired by the hello kitty bouquet, together with our senior florists, we decided to create and arrange a more generic and with a more mass appeal yet at the same time a well-loved character bouquet. That’s how our puppy bouquet was born. We conducted some research in the internet and found some puppy bouquets but none showed one arranged in a hand held bouquet. There were some European florists that use chrysanthemums to arrange puppy arrangements but given the taboo we Asians regard chrysanthemum flowers, we decided to use the next best flowers with lots of petals and at the same time keeping the cost low. Carnations was the obvious answer, and hence forth, carnations have been the-facto flowers we will use for most of our character arrangements. To our surprised, the puppy bouquet was and is still very well received. Firstly, the puppy is cute and very adorable. Puppy bouquet can be sent for any occasions from sending a love message to an apology message to birthdays and even get well wishes. That’s when we adopted the puppy into a basket arrangement too. The puppy bouquet has become our all seasons bouquet. We posted our puppy bouquet in Pinterest just over 2 years ago and has now garnered over 300 pins and re-pins.
We continue to experiment on other types of character bouquets. The smiley bouquet was one that was created soon after the puppy bouquet. That is none other then the well known ‘smiley’ bouquet made popular by the emoji we have come to recognize its frequent appearance in our daily casual texting. The smiley bouquet is a very simple but equally amusing bouquet, arranged with bright yellow carnations and with the eyes and mouth labelled with laminated imprints. Just like what the name says, the smiley bouquet brings about not just a smile but also a certain ‘emoji’ to the person who received it.
Angry Bird Bouquet
Following the smiley, we started receiving ‘customized’ request from customers. One we were challenged to attempt was Angry Bird. This once very popular character is a video game franchise created by Finnish company Rovio Entertainment. The series focuses on multi-colored birds who try to save their eggs from green-colored pigs. The character was originally released in Dec 2009 by for Apple iOS and by 2014, the game was downloaded over 3 billion times collectively. An undisputed great runaway hit during those years. Having feature angry bird character bouquet in our webstore, we have come to realized, a majority of our customers who bought the bouquet had similar message to the recipient – that is, requesting the recipient not to be angry and asking for forgiveness. Angry Bird bouquet is now known to be our popular ‘I’m sorry’ bouquet and is now featured under our Apology segment.
Soon after, we had another request from our customer to arrange Elmo- a Muppet character on the popular children’s television show Sesame Street. He is a furry red monster with a falsetto voice that many of use grew up learning and loving it. Our Elmo Bouquet which depicts The Elmo character has been like an evergreen favourite character to many – yes, even the younger generations.
Our next attempt on a new character bouquet was meant to appeal more to our local Chinese audience. The criteria was to have a character that is likeable, adorable, universal and most importantly a character most young girls would love. We literary created Piggy Bouquet from thin air. No, not the piglet from Winnie the pooh nor Ms piglet who appears in the television programme The Muppets. Piggy bouquet is your common everyday plumpish rosy pink piglet that could represent someone with a sensation appetite or someone who live to sleep – attributes that perhaps every one of us could have once possessed.
The piglet bouquet would give rise to our next creation which is the Panda Bouquet. The panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Needless to say, this adorable creature is well loved the world over not just for its cute and clumsiness but also its rarity. True to its popularity, the panda bear has its own following and the many panda fans around the world are testimony to how liked this bear is. In Singapore Sept 2012 , the popularity is fueled by the arrival of the male and female panda bears kai kai and jia jia. Singapore gone pandamania from then onwards.
Unless you have been hiding under the rock for a long while, the Minions invaded Singapore in 2013 and melted the hearts and souls of many Singaporeans particularly the young at heart. No amount of scientific theories are able to explain how a bunch of yellow cuteness in the blue jumpsuit could sweep over Singapore with such impact leaving many of us even talking banana banana potatooo. It is totally 99% adorable, 1% despicable. First it was the minion toys, then the minions came in the form of huge plush figurines, tee shirts, mugs, hair clips and nail-art. Today, even the food that we eat not even spared from minionmania. Confectionaries and bakery stores and eateries are now capitalizing on this minion craze by offering minion-inspired cakes and minion cupcakes. How about minion flower arrangement we thought? In 2014, we hatched a plan to create precisely this yellow lump of head using yellow carnations and a specially made one-eye goggle to depict the despicable minion eyes. And the catchword we promoted with is “ Tell her she is One in a Minion! “ . Our minion table arrangement has connected many hearts, shed tears, bought warmth and built peace for the people who shared it with.
Fat Cat Bouquet
It wasn’t until 2015 we spotted an adorable cupcake decorated into an extremely fat cat with long whiskers and pointy nose. So adorable, it was sinful just eating it. We thought if the bakers can create a fat cat out of a cupcake, why we can’t create a fat cat out of a flower arrangement? The challenge had led us to design a somewhat spherical head made out of white carnations and pinned a nose with a few long cable ties to form the all familiar cat’s whiskers. Once done, we adored it very much and called it Fat Cat Bouquet.
Cookie Monster Bouquet
In 2016, we experimented with dying carnations flowers and gotten just the right tone of blue for the inception of what is now known as our eye catching Cookie Monster Bouquet. With the signature big eye balls and his favourite chocolate cookies, cookie monster bouquet now looks very much like cookie monster – a character most of us would recognized. Just like Elmo, Cookie Monster is a Muppet in the long-running children’s TV show Sesame Street. He is best known for his voracious appetite and his famous eating phrases, such as “Me want cookie!”, “Me eat cookie!” and “Omm nomm nomm nom” (said through a mouth full of cookies). We wondered what would be a good phrase to tag on our newly created cookie monster bouquet. At first, we thought of the phrase “me want you, me eat you..” was too much of a caveman calling for a mate. Eventually we settled for something that would please the recipient when she receive a uniquely arranged Cookie Monster bouquet with a tagline that reads “I won’t trade you for all the cookies in the world.. “ still with a cookie sticking out of the mouth.
Another game app that took the world by storm including Singapore is Pokémon GO. This is an augmented reality app created by Nintendo. Pokémon Go features a GPS-enabled map of the player’s real-world surrounding. After tapping on the creatures, the app opens up the smartphone’s camera, showing the Pokémon seemingly moving in the real world. Pokemon Go involves the capturing and training of a variety of fictional creatures called ‘Pokémon’ and using them to battle other trainers. PokeBall is a type of item that is critical to a Trainer’s quest, used for catching and storing Pokemon. We figured, a Pokeball was simple enough to create using fresh carnations and the tagline would simple be ‘Toss this Pokeball and tell her ~ “I choose you!” . You now have Pokeball Bouquet.
We at 24hrsCityFlorist will continue to create fun character bouquets and we hope our customers will come to adore them as much as we like creating them. We provide florist flower delivery anywhere in Singapore.
We wish to thank Isabel for posting at our facebook for the pokeball bouquet we assisted to arrange and delivery on behalf of her friend. It was truly our pleasure to part of making your day. Have a good one!
We like to take this opportunity to thank our customer for her generous feedback and encouragement. Yew Cheo ordered an opening flower stand in the night and we were able to deliver it by 11am the next morning. We wish to thank her for her support and hope we can be of service to her again in future.
The choice of flowers often used by florist used usually are the ones that will last. simply because the person receiving the flowers will too be able enjoy longer lasting flowers and their beauty and how they make the office or home look remarkably more inviting. Particularly for condolence flowers, which will have to last throughout the duration of the wake. Typically the two most lasting flowers used for condolence flower stands are chrysanthemums and carnations. Other flowers including lilies, roses, gladiolas, tuberose, mathiolas, breassica, gerberas and orchids are used too.
Within a few touches of your phone, you can send fresh flowers arranged in a variety of ways to anyone. 24hrscityflorist.com have many choices of flower for delivery within Singapore. More importantly, 24hrscityflorist.com is one of the few Singapore florist that accepts orders as late as 8pm daily for same day delivery. And yes, that’s include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays too.
condolence flower stands with pink carnations flowers
A combination of ivory and champagne roses arranged with white oriental lilies , white orchids and a clever touch of purple eustoma. Arrangement comes with a stand laced with a translucent white organza.
We like to thank Mr. Teo Wei Xing for choosing us to arrange a graduation bouquet for someone he cared about. We like to wish him all the best and at the same time congratulate his friend for this an accomplished milestone.
Looking for suitable candidate to join our florist Team. Candidates with the following abilities:
1. must have a genuine passion and interest in flower arrangement.
2. able to work evening shifts from 5pm or 6pm to 10:30pm (weekdays)
3. able to commit to regular weekly schedule
5. approximately twice a week on long term basis (atleast 9 to 12months)
6. must be able to work (at least 8hours a day) on 12,13 & 14 Feb next year.
7. experience in flower arrangement and sales and customer service preferred
8. have initiative and ability to work independently
9. familiar with using PC/Android/ipad/internet.
10. possesses strong interpersonal skills
Candidates without experience but meet all the requirements listed above will be considered to undergo a florist apprentice program once selected.
Many flower shops in Singapore do not offer jobs to those without relevant flower arrangement experience. The main reason is because of the very high attrition rate for non-experience candidates. A majority of these candidates do not understand or appreciate what it takes to be a flower arranger or a florist working in a commercial/retail florist industry. It is a very expensive and time consuming exercise for any florist to train a new employee only to be told by the employee that he/she is no able to continue with the florist job.
As florist, we often hear candidates as saying that they wish to join the florist because ‘i have interest in flowers’ or ‘i like flowers’ worse – reasons such as “i want to give it a try”. As a florist shop like us, these reasons alone are not good enough. We are looking beyond just someone who have an ‘interest’ or ‘try it out first” attitude. We want someone who have a deep passion and a sense of seriousness to want to learn about flower arrangement.
joining a flower shop
We will consider all applications. However, we will only consider applicants who are able to meet the requirements listed above. Please email your resume containing the following information below to career(at)24hrscityflorist.com
Please specify your
1. Full name
4. Citizenship (note, we can only consider Singaporeans, PRs, DPs)
5. Current Job and location of office
People who wish to join the floristry industry must have the interest and passion but more importantly the deep sense of desire to want to learn flower arrangement. Pay will naturally NOT be your 1st priority if you see and appreciate the value you will obtained from the skills & experience you will cultivate and the variety of opportunities presented to you if you join 24hrs City Florist. We encourage our candidates to do some research and discover for themselves the course fees required to enrolled into professional flower arrangement course in Singapore. Some notable floral schools in Singapore include: Nobleman School of Floral Design
If you are shortlisted, you will be requested to come for an interview. If you are offered a position, a mutually agreed scheduled will be planned for you. You will be inducted into our flower apprentice programme and be called assistant florist hereafter.
The programme is essentially an on-the-job training. You will not only be taught flower arrangement but also other aspects of a retail-florist such as handling of day-to-day operations, customer inquiries, processing of orders and arrangement for deliveries. The handling of customer service is an essential part of our programme and every part timer is expected to be able to acquire this ability quickly and confidently.
All florists, be it junior of senior have to learn how to clear, condition and keep the flowers and foliages in a systematic manner. Different flowers are treated differently and are kept in the designated fridges. The proper handling and treatment of fresh cut flowers will determine the life span of flowers. Hence it is highly important, for all our assistant florists to understand the significance of treating flowers. At the same time, keeping any flowers wastage to the minimum.
florist training workshop
How fast and how much you can learn from this programme very much depends on how much and how fast you can absorb. We have a minimum timeframe and standard for each apprentice to acquire flower arrangement skills. There are basically 3 broad categories of arrangement that are important for all assistant florist to quickly acquire :
1. hand bouquet
2. table arrangement
3. condolence/opening flower stand
our existing assistant florists have been achieving the ability to do all 3 categories on average within – 3 to 6 months from induction on a part time basis.
Proudly showing off their bouquets
florists at work
Opportunities to learn are aplenty at 24hrscityflorist.com – but opportunities are given to those who show initiative and their capabilities working in our florist shop.
Assistant florist who demonstrates the discipline, dedication to their work schedule, inquisitive, initiative and the ability to handle the day-to-day operations will be given unprecedented opportunities. We believe in nurturing people who deserved to be nurtured.
One has to learn how to crawl before learning how to walk and likewise, learning how to walk before learning how to run.
in turn you will learn how to create an eye-pleasing floral arrangement, how to care for flowers, how to match colours and flowers and greens, You will grow as a person as you overcome challenges, sharpen your interpersonal skills, learn to rise up and exceed to customer expectations. You will gain a meaningful working experience few flower shops are able to provide. The satisfaction of not just cultivating a skill set but a family of friends and colleagues.
florist team 2017
fellow colleagues & friends
Sharing Of Experiences Working at 24Hrs City Florist
We are currently looking for suitable candidates who are determine to be a full time career florist.
1. Candidate need not have experience but must have the interest, passion & gumption to be a career florist.
2. Understand the role, discipline and commitment as a florist in terms of working in a retail environment, working hours, special days (eg. valentine’s day/mother’s day/holidays/etc).
3. Committed to learn and practice as an apprentice florist
4. Be able to interact with customers and provide customer service
5. Be able to work as team as well as be team leader.
6. Be very familiar with computers and the internet.
Interested please contact/whatapp: 9-Three-Eight-6-3-Four-Five-Four or email your resume to us.
We like to thank our customer Wan Jing for your generous feedback. Her comments has definitely encouraged us to continue to do our best for our customers. Thank you and we hope to be of service to you again.
Our customers from Bangkok, Thailand visited our store on 16 April 2016 and was delighted with the collections of our flowers and soft toys. Natt and Natharin were happy to be featured in our blog below: 🙂