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Nepenthes Conservation Efforts in Genting Highlands

Jul 22, 2016 Author: Emily | Filed under: Travel
1. Pat Ang rescues a mature pitcher plant

With Genting Highlands located at about 6,000 feet above sea level, the forest at this altitude is called Montane-Ericaceous Forest. Other names would be Cloud Forest, Mossy Forest and Dwarf Forest. During the day, temperature is between 20 – 23°C and it goes as low as 18°C at night. This weather with regular cloudiness, wind-swept […]

3. Old English Garden

Of the few times that I was in Genting Highlands, it had always been by road. Therefore, I was excited when we were arranged to take the Genting Skyway Cable Car to check out the English Garden. However, due to a miscommunication, we almost had to take a taxi instead but in the end, as you ... continue reading »

9. close up shot of a Black-browed barbet

Although some people say that bird watching is a seasonal hobby and no doubt, watching migratory birds is a seasonal sport, bird watching is an all-year-round activity on the hills of Genting Highlands due to the area's rich biodiversity. From as early as 7am, particularly on Sundays, one could see many serious bird watching hobbyists set ... continue reading »

3. some of the delegates pose for a photo

Being surrounded by pristine nature is a luxury for many of us, myself included. During my recent weekend getaway to Genting Highlands, I had the opportunity to immerse in the best that nature has to offer. Courtesy of Resorts World Genting, a group of us explored the Upper Dipterocarp Forest on foot, led by the very ... continue reading »

3. first find in a light drizzle

After three full days at the office PLUS overtime, I grabbed an opportunity to take a break and what better way to escape from all that work stress and the heat than to make my way up to the hills? Yes, to Genting Highlands, no less. And yes again, only two months since my last ... continue reading »

The Regency Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Jul 15, 2016 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
1. The Regency Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Adjacent to Safuan Plaza, The Regency Hotel Kuala Lumpur looks good on the exterior. In the interior it is a slightly jaded. It has only been seven years since the hotel was officiated on August 10, 2009 by the then Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin bin Yassin. Anyway, I understand that ... continue reading »

1. batik printing

If you like to learn more about textiles, whether history or technique, Muzium Tekstil Negara is the place to go. It is located in the Dataran Merdeka area in a heritage building that was built in 1896. The museum is divided into four galleries: Pohon Budi Gallery, Pelangi Gallery, Teluk Berantai Galery and Ratna Sari Gallery. I ... continue reading »

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