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Rare bloom alert!

The Rafflesia is such an amazing plant and it was such an honour for a Hortie like me to see one in bloom!
The Man Who Sold the World

March 23rd 2016
Palm oil. I never gave it much of a thought before. Sure, it’s in just about everything we consume from Tim Tam biscuits to motor oil, yet not once did I ever think about its environmental impact on parts of the world like Borneo. This country is beautiful and charming. I spent over a week in the capital, Kota Kinabalu, enjoying the endless open air markets, sampling food at the local eateries ... read more
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Malaysian Flag During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
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13th May 2016

Rafflesia
How lucky were you? I hear these can be about a metre wide. Great pic. How lucky were you!
14th May 2016

Stinky flower
This one was only about a 1/2 meter circumference but still amazing! I love me plants! Saw lots of gigantic pitcher plants on the mountain too.

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