May 27, 2017

Anthurium flower @ Maxwell Hill, Taiping, Perak

Anthurium flower @ Maxwell Hill, Taiping, Perak. Common names include tailflower, flamingo flower and laceleaf. Commercially captivated and used by florists for flower arrangement.

Vietnam sojourn - star birds and much more!

After over 2 months planning for our first trip to Vietnam we were all set (almost) and on our way to the KLIA for our Malindo Air flight to HCMC. The six of us ladened with our equipments and food, yes food were all quite happy with the baggage allowance of 30 kgs! A very generous offer from a new airline determined to give the bigger and longer established players a good run for their money. We had a good fare too having booked 21/2 month ahead of our scheduled trip.    


Bunga Kantan (Etlingera Elatior) aka torch ginger is the most beautiful, wild and edible flower in the rainforest of Malaysia. The scientific name is Etlingera Elatior. In the picture is a bud.

Emperor Moth @ The Nest, Maxwell Hill, Taiping, Perak.