By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Taiwan International Orchid Show 2017 (TIOS 2017), one of the three main
international orchid shows, will introduce VR technology to turn visitors’ mobile phones into virtual dream orchid breeding machines.
The show will be held from March 4 to 13 at Taiwan Orchid Plantation in Houbi District, Tainan City.
The theme of TIOS this year is “Discover Sustainable Orchids”, with four different exhibition halls to present visitors the highlights of the show: ecology, technology, life and exploration.
Taiwan is world famous for orchids. Varieties of special breeds are gestated by artificial pollination between different breeds, creating breeds with all kinds of shapes, colors, and scents. With thousands of different types of orchids, the orchid show attracts visitors all around the world to Tainan, said show organizers, Tainan City Government and Taiwan External Trade Development Council. [FULL STORY]