The day started gloomy but as soon as the sun shone, the beauty of the flowers glowed gloriously. Tropical Malaysia has so much to offer to the world. The cameras, humble to the sophisticated clicked like crazy. Such great memories to take home long after the flowers have faded.
So much attracted me. Yes, 400,000 flowers in the floral and garden exhibits thrilled my senses. Besides, 10 international designers from far flung Serbia, New Zealand, UK, Australia, Taiwan, Japan and Indonesia made their presence felt.The theme flower was the Heliconia. It was such an amazing display. For now, zoom in with me on the Fauna Adventure - flowers celebrating our fauna.
Swinging happy - free to roam and eat of the fruits of the jungle.
Bird of heliconia pride! A head -turner of hours of labour to dress him.
Monitor lizard in the lush vegetation juxtaposed among raffelsias.
Bees and butterflies flit and colour our landscape
Ladybird, ladybird/Fly away home/Your house is on fire/Your children are flown
- a child's nursery rhyme of our humble ladybird - a gardener's friend
She swims the seas and comes ashore to lay her eggs. But humans want them for a hearty meal. So her days are numbered. So great is our loss.
Raffelsia in full bloom. Note how the texture comes alive - thousands of rose petals intricately overlapped and pinned down individually.
The sun bear, the smallest in the bear family. Who treads stealthily to steal your fur, bile or cage you as a pet?
The elegant crane