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Why is 20th May Special in Singapore?

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What is the significance of this auspicious day 20 May and how is it celebrated in Singapore?

 

Singapore is a multicultural society, where people of different ethnicities and religions coexist harmoniously. Among its diverse population, the Chinese community forms the largest group, accounting for about 74% of the total residents. As such, Chinese culture and traditions have a strong influence on Singapore’s social and festive landscape.

One of the most popular occasions for celebrating love among the Chinese community is 20 May, also known as 520 or Chinese Valentine’s Day. But what is the origin and meaning of this special day? And how do Chinese couples in Singapore celebrate it? Here are some answers and insights for you.

The Origin and Meaning of 520

 

The number 520 may seem like a normal number for you, but for many Chinese people, it has a very special meaning. It is a homophonic word that sounds very close to “I love you” or “wo ai ni” in Chinese. This slang word originated from the internet as a shortcut to express love, like ILY in English. It then became associated with the date May 20th (5.20), which turned into a very romantic day.

Nowadays, 20 May is more important as a day of opportunity for men to express their romantic love for women. That means ladies expect to receive flowers or gifts on this day. This date is also often selected by some Chinese couples for their wedding ceremony. Saying “I love you” to your loved ones as often as possible is the spirit of this day.

 

How to Celebrate 520 in Singapore

 

If you want to join the celebration of 520 with your partner, there are many ways to do so in Singapore. Here are some ideas for you:

Send a bouquet of flowers:

Nothing says “I love you” more than a beautiful bouquet of flowers. You can choose from various types of flowers, such as roses, carnations, lilies, orchids, or baby’s breaths. You can also customize your flower bouquet according to your partner’s preferences and personality. To make it more convenient, you can order online and get same-day flower delivery from many flower delivery services in Singapore. Flower bouquets are one of the most common and popular gifts on 520, as they can convey different messages and emotions depending on their types, colors, and numbers.  More about flower later.

Go on a romantic dinner:

Treat your partner to a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in Singapore that offer romantic ambience and cuisine. You can choose from different types of food, such as Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, or fusion. You can also opt for a candlelight dinner or a rooftop dining experience with stunning views of the city skyline.

Watch a movie:

If you prefer something more relaxing and cozy, you can watch a movie with your partner at one of the cinemas in Singapore that offer comfortable seats and sound systems. You can choose from different genres of movies, such as romance, comedy, action, or drama. You can also bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie.

Visit an attraction:

If you want something more fun and adventurous, you can visit one of the many attractions in Singapore that offer exciting activities and experiences for couples. You can choose from different types of attractions, such as theme parks, museums, gardens, zoos, or aquariums. You can also take some photos and selfies with your partner to capture the memories.

 

How to Choose the Right Flowers

If you want to buy flower bouquets for your girlfriend on 520, there are some things you should consider before making your decision:

– Know her preferences: The best way to choose the right flowers is to know what your girlfriend likes or dislikes. You can pay attention to her favorite colors, styles, scents, or hobbies, or ask her friends or family members for advice.

– Know her personality: The type of flower you choose should match your girlfriend’s personality or character traits. For example, if she is cheerful and lively, you can choose bright-colored flowers like sunflowers or gerberas; if she is gentle and sweet, you can choose soft-colored flowers like carnations or tulips; if she is sophisticated and elegant, you can choose exotic flowers like orchids or lilies.

Buying flowers for your girlfriend on 520 is a thoughtful and sweet gesture that can make her feel loved and appreciated. Remember that it is not about how expensive or extravagant the flowers are, but how sincere and genuine your feelings are.

Here are some of the most popular flowers and their meanings in Singapore:

 

Roses:

Roses are the classic choice for expressing love and romance, especially red roses that symbolize passion and devotion. The number of roses in a rose bouquet also matters: one rose means “you are my only one”, nine roses mean “eternal love”, 99 roses mean “forever”, and 999 roses mean “everlasting love”.

Carnations:

Carnations are another popular choice for expressing love and gratitude, especially pink carnations that symbolize admiration and appreciation. They are also suitable for mothers, as they represent maternal love and often the flower given on Mother’s Day in Singapore.

Lilies:

Lilies are elegant and fragrant flowers that symbolize purity and innocence. They are often given to young women or brides-to-be, as they represent happiness and good luck in marriage.

Orchids:

Orchids are exotic and graceful flowers that symbolize beauty and elegance. They are often given to women who have refined taste or artistic talent, as they represent admiration and respect.

Baby’s breaths:

Baby’s breath bouquets are one of the trending and popular  delicate and lovely flowers that symbolize innocence and purity. They are often used as filler flowers or paired with other flowers to create a romantic effect.

Why not arrange for a flower bouquet delivery on this day to your beloved someone.

 

Final Word

Many Chinese couples in Singapore share their love and happiness on social media platforms such as WeChat, Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. They may also use digital red envelopes or stickers to send greetings or blessings to their friends or family members who are celebrating this day. Celebrating love on 520 is not only limited to Chinese couples in Singapore. Many other ethnic groups or foreigners who live or work in Singapore may also join in this celebration, as they appreciate the cultural diversity and festive atmosphere of this city-state.

Whatever you choose to do on 520 with your partner, make sure you express your love sincerely and genuinely. Remember that 520 is not just about gifts or dates; it’s about celebrating your relationship and making each other happy.

Featured among the best florists in Singapore

We recently googled in search for best florist singapore and to our pleasant surprise, we are voted one of Singapore’s best florist on several fronts. We are extremely humbled by all the votes, mentions and features. We would like to share this ‘pleasant discovery’ with our readers and why many have made 24hrscityflorist.com the to-go florist in Singapore.

Disclaimer: All featured article below are not sponsored nor paid advertorials

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Top Picks For Christmas Flower Arrangements To Give

Christmas Flowers Arrangement To Give

It is that time of the year again – time to decide what Christmas flowers to gift or to decorate.  Add one of more of these pretty Christmas flower arrangements to your holiday décor. Something to brighten up your homes with holiday cheer and life.

Of course, nothing is cheerier, pleasing or more life-affirming than flowers. It certainly don’t come as a surprise to know that traditional Christmas flowers are such a popular part of the celebration. From that freshly fragrance of Niblis fir, decorated Christmas tree in the living room, to the mistletoes, to Christmas wreath at the front door and the poinsettia by the window, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without flowers! And that means a bouquet or two of fresh cut flowers or flower arrangements is an absolute must-have.

Whether you’re pondering on something traditional or something a little more bespoke and unique, there are a wide array of options to choose from.  From professionally arranged Christmas table sprays to mini Christmas tree arranged with fresh Niblis fir. Here are our top picks of Christmas flower arrangements to buy this season.

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New Home New Beginning for 24Hrs City Florist

24Hrs City Florist Relocation - 2022

It feels quite surreal to have moved out from a place we fondly regard it as our second home after 16 years. No. 161 lavender street has been a place where it all began, a place we spun off creative ideas and arrangements, a place we practiced our craft, our passion, with the people we feel most at home but more importantly a place we interacted and connected with our customers –   an entrusted privilege we never took for granted.

We spent our initial couple of years from another location at 125 lavender street which was a few door steps away from 161. This move on 14 Nov 2022 would be our second furthest move after 18 years of operations – a place where our flowers are stored, cared for, where our flower bouquets are created, arranged, wrapped and where all our flower delivery are made from to every corner of Singapore.

No. 161 have been our home away from home for most of florists at 24hrs City Florist. We all felt very comfortable building relationships from this little cocoon not just with our customers but within our co-workers.

A testament when many of our past florists who had left us years ago, still drop by our shop every now and then to say hi. We are simple glad and blessed to have an outlet such as this in lavender.

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Customer Review

We’re proud to be helping our customers’ floral and gift needs – across all kinds of business sizes and individuals. We are often commented for our extensive variety of flower designs and fast & reliable flower delivery . We are glad to be of service to all our customers who has entrusted their gifting with 24Hrs city florist. We have been providing same day flower delivery in Singapore since 2004 and will continue to do so everyday, even during Circuit Breaker, Sundays and public holidays.

We have spent over 15 years helping individuals and corporate clientele to arrange and deliver their flowers and gifts. We have arranged over 40,000 floral arrangements and deliveries across Singapore and counting. Even during the wee hours of the morning, our customers have come to expect our services to be available. Besides our 24 hour delivery service, our clients often times thank us for just ‘being available’ and providing floral and gift delivery services particularly during Sundays and public holidays. We like to share snippets of our customers’ reviews.

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Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese Valentine’s Day, Qixi falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, whose name is “七夕” (Qixi), typically fall in the month of August. Chinese Valentine’s Day originated from a romantic fable about two lovers: the seventh daughter of the Goddess of Heaven and a simple cowherd. It is said that the cowherd from the mundane world and weaving goddess from heaven loved each other. But love between the goddess and human beings was forbidden.

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Our Adopted Charity Organization

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children society

At 24Hrs City Florist, we believe in growing and nurturing the seeds of our future – children. We want to do our part in caring for disadvantaged children and are very honoured to be a the Participating Enterprise for the Society’s 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need fund-raising programme. We started adopting Singapore Children Society as our charity organization since 2013 by joining the ‘pixel heart’ campaign which was discontinued. We have decided to participate in The 1000 Enterprises for children in need.

Certificate from Singapore Children Society

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How To Create Blue Roses – Infographic

How to create blue roses
by 24hrscityflorist.com

Blue rose cannot be grown naturally, at least not yet. Nature has it that roses, lack the particular pigmentation that is needed to produce the colour blue. As such, alternative methods have been thought of to “create” a blue rose.

This normally means that a white or cream or ivory rose is cut prematurely, and dipped into blue dye such that the dye is absorbed into the stem and thus gradually turning the petals blue.

For years, florists all over have searched for a true blue rose, but to no avail. The quest for the absolute blue rose has been compared to the Christian hunt for the Holy Grail. As such, the blue rose is considered to be the Holy Grail of the rose world.

This association wraps the blue rose in an aura of mystery – which is the main significance of blue roses.

The fact that their appearance (albeit through unnatural methods) defies the course of nature makes them mysterious and ambiguous.

This mysteriously vague quality of blue roses is accentuated by the fact that blue roses that we have today aren’t real. Their existence is purely fabricated, and this makes them even more mysterious and even creates a sense of surrealism.

In short, blue roses can symbolize an appreciation for all things enigmatic

Blue rose 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. Florists in Singapore typically be able to offer blue roses together with any their flower delivery services.

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.

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What It Means To Receive Flowers – From A Girl’s Perspective

Most girls love receiving flowers. Be it the thought behind the action or the sheer beauty of the bouquet, it’ll definitely put a smile on her face. Sending a bouquet of flowers to someone is a sign to show that you care about her and that she’s constantly on your mind.

Here at 24HrsCityFlorist.com, we believe in helping others make their loved ones feel treasured and making their day special. Are you sending flowers on an important occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, or even just on a normal day? Be sure to make your next flower delivery count and impress your special someone. For those who are clueless about how a girl REALLY feels when receiving flowers, we asked real girls to share their thoughts and experiences below.

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A Guy’s Guide to Giving Flowers That Works


What is the best way for a man to make a good impression on a woman he likes? Research has shown that 90 over percent of women are able to recall the last time they receive flowers and almost all of them remember the time they receive flowers because receiving flowers makes them feel very special.

Unfortunately, giving flowers still remain quite a mystery to most men. To some, the entire experience could come close to the verge of paranormal. Here at 24Hrs City Florist, we hope to offer an Asian perspective and guide to giving flowers both to the clueless and to the not so clueless. Heaps of practical tips for making your next flower delivery or giving of flowers experience a wonderful one.

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Minion Flower Arrangement by 24Hrs City Florist

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MINION

Few can argue that ‘Minions are the most adored animated characters ever created’. they are everywhere from the big screens to giant inflatable balloons, pillows, backpacks, caps, mugs, keychains, confectionery and even flower arrangement – despite them being introduced to the world only 7 years ago.

There is no doubt that this rambunctious bunch of playful little, yellow, pill-shaped, banana-loving henchmen are well liked and loved worldwide. Boy, they are cute!

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Easy Flower Arrangement in 3 Minutes

Anyone can pick up a bunch of flowers from the local florists and arrange the flowers on your own. Learn how to arrange pleasant looking vase arrangement using only a bunch of roses and leaves. The other alternatively is to have a florist deliver the arrangement to you. Most local flower shops provide flower delivery or roses delivery in Singapore. Here we like to share with our readers easy simple techniques to create beautiful flower arrangement for your home or office.

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Peace Bouquet

In support for a better world, world peace, we crafted this special peace bouquet to commemorate the historic meeting between a sitting president of USA and the leader of North Korea in Singapore. The roses that represent the national flower of USA and the colour red and blue depict the colours of North’s Korean’s national flag. The orchids are Singapore’s national flower. Eucalyptus leaves which are similar in shape and colour to olive leaves portray peace. The ribbon tied to the bouquet represents the symbol of peace. We hope for positive outcome from the impending Trump and Kim summit in Singapore on 12 June 2018.

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Graduation – The Day The Seedling Sprout

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hand bouquet 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.

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The Global Flower Market: A Land of Rising Opportunity

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Sea of flowers

While the Netherlands has traditionally dominated the fresh cut flower industry, occupying more than half the total global export volume, a growing number of new entrants have quickly established themselves as major players in the scene. Backed by an exponential growth in world demand due to rising income levels and consumer preference for fresh blooms, the booming industry has generated economic miracles in some of the most impoverished communities around the world.

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8 Inspiring Quotes That Will Inspire You

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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.

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Quirky Bouquets That Amuses

24hrsCityFlorist.com started creating quirky bouquets or fun character bouquets as we often call it since 2011. As a request from our customer, we attempted to arrange our first character bouquet or quirky bouquet back in 2009. And since then, we have been the Singapore florist making flower delivery of the quirky kind – from hello kitty bouquet to puppy bouquet to panda bouquet to cookie monster bouquet and many more.

Quirky Bouquet
The latest addition into our family of quirky bouquets or character bouquets or fun bouquets is our quirky bouquet – three adorable faces arranged with chrysanthemum balls and red roses and colourful gerberas. A fun way to cheer someone up at the office of home.

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quirky hand bouquet

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Single Stalk Rose Bulk Purchase

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 50 stalks and above. Delivery charges are not included. Our roses can be either from China. Roses from other countries will be quoted separately.

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Design Your Own Bouquet Online

design you own bouquet online

design you own bouquet online

We recently launched our new online service that allows users to ‘Design Your Own Bouquet’ or diy flower 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 offer flower delivery anywhere in Singapore. We believe we are probably the first florist in Singapore offering a make your own bouquet online.

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Sponsorship Consideration

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sponsorship

Here at 24hrs City Florist, we frequently receive requests from schools and organizations for the sponsorship of flower bouquets and have enjoyed many such pleasant collaborations in the past. Our recent sponsorship of a beautiful oriental lily and chili red rose bouquet for SMU’s Indancity in 2017.

We are more than happy to continue offering our support such events in future as long as the following conditions are met:

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Top 10 Most Popular Flowers in Singapore

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.

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