It seems barely yesterday that the 20th World Orchid Conference (WOC) was under way. Actually, it is 11 months ago as this article is written. It took up to eight years of preparation, from the submission of a written proposal and the site visit by the WOC Trustees, and it will take a little longer before a final account is presented in the shape of the Proceedings of the Conference. The Proceedings will be a more comprehensive account: this brief article cannot be more than a sketch, in which, in the interim, I would like to briefly summarise some impressions of this event. The previous Singapore WOC, help in 1963, transformed the local orchid scene. Will this latest WOC do likewise? I am unsure, but hope it may. The Malayan Orchid Review (MOR) is, after all, the journal of the Orchid Society of South-East Asia (OSSEA). So I also want to file some report of the contribution of OSSEA to the show, in the form of its Gold Medal-winning display and the plants therein; an, of course, to illustrate the whole thing and thus evoke pleasant memories of the event.