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Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong

the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong is part of Gombak District , Kepong .

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Too Pink for Rojak. Etlingera elatior, Torch Ginger, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, Malaysia

Too Pink for Rojak. Etlingera elatior, Torch Ginger, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, Malaysia
Made by Rana Pipiens
In the Taman Etno-Botani of the huge Forest Research Institute Malaysia not far from Kuala Lumpur near Kepong I was taken in by this wonderful, just opening Torch Ginger blossom. Such a delicate pink I hadn't seen before in these plants. Mostly they're hued more towards red (see another picture in Full Blossoming Glory of the same flower in my photostream, taken in the Rimba Ilmu of the University of Malaysia). An absolutely superb drawing of our Etlingera - on Java - was made by Berthe Hoola van Nooten (1817-1892), 'the nineteenth-century Maria Sibylla Meriam. Hoola van Nooten was married to a Dutch lawyer and judge in the service of the Dutch colonial government first of Surinam, then on Java. He died there leaving his widow with five children and without money. A gifted artist - as is clear from her intricate work - she could find no publisheer until the Dutch Royal Family came to her aid. The result was a great book of engravings of her flowers: 'Fleurs, fruits et feuillages choisis de l'isle de Java'. You can find Berthe's drawing of our Torch Ginger 'on-line'. I'm not sure whether she and her family actually went hungry. But they may very well have eaten what in Malaysia is called 'rojak', a mixed salad. The word is also used for fruit salad, which is topped off with diced buds of the blossoms of this Taller Etlingera, before they're actually opened up widely and pink like this one. This photo shows why our flower came to be called 'Philippine Wax Flower. 'Etlingera' is a much older name; it derives from the respect Paul Dietrich Giseke (1741-1796), a collaborator of Carolus Linnaeus, had for another German botanist, Andreas Ernst Etlinger (1730-1790). The FRIM was still wet from the early morning rain, but it must have dried off before the total eclipse of the Sun later that day...

The King of Bitters. Andrographis paniculata, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Kepong, Malaysia

The King of Bitters. Andrographis paniculata, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, Kepong, Malaysia
Made by Rana Pipiens
The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) at Kepong about 20 km from Kuala Lumpur is not only a research institute but also oversees a wonderful forest reserve and park. A good place for a walk or even some jogging on the well-maintained paths and roads up and along the hills. Many kinds of trees and other plants, and a multitude of biting, stinging and also innocuous insects, often of vivid colors; the smells and aromas of the forest; bird song... so much for all the senses. And a multitude of wild flowers as well. This photo is of a flower of the King of Bitters or Creat, one of the most bitter plants in existence. As such it is used in much native medicine and before the advent of penicillin it's antibiotic effects were well-known. It's still today the subject of much research. Like many plants, this one, too, went through a range of name changes. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth century it went by the name Justicia paniculata (named for the Scottish botanist James Justice [1683-1763]), but then it was given its more directly descriptive name of Andrographis paniculata; the 'andrographis' is Latinised Greek for 'anther or stamen like a paintbrush' ('propter antheras penicellatas', as Nathaniel Wallich's 1832 flora for 'rare' Asian plants has it); the 'paniculata' refers to the tufted inflorescences. It was originally described for India (e.g. the Malabar Coast) and for Sri Lanka, but it 's found all over the Tropics, and delights the eye! It measures about 1 cm across and a tad more up-and-down.

Trevesia burckii Boerl.

Trevesia burckii Boerl.
Made by adaduitokla
Kepong, Selangor, Malaysia. Trevesia burckii Boerl. Araliaceae. CN: [Malay: Pokok tapak hantu, Pokok cengkam harimau, literally translated as Ghost's/Devil's footprint tree and Tiger-claw's tree respectively], Snow-flake tree, Ghost's foot. Understorey vegetation indigenous to Thailand, Malesia ecozone [Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatra), Malaysia, Singapore]. Traditionally used by the natives as aphrodisiac. Plant is in the Ginseng family. Synonym(s): Hedera aralia Jack Ex C. B. Clarke Trevesia cheirantha (C. B. Clarke) Kuntze Trevesia palmata var cheirantha C. B. Clarke Ref and suggested reading: www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?36834 www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-207607

Apa yg penting? Kerjasama!

Apa yg penting? Kerjasama!
Made by ishafizan
pic: rain forest termites loosely translated as: what is important? TEAMWORK! We should all take heed from the wonderpets huhuhu kami tak besar dan kami tak kuat bila berkerjasama semua jadi mudah yeayyy WONDERPETS! wonderpets The last macro pic that i took was some 2 yrs ago. Heh, almost forgot how fun (and tiring) it can be:) taken with: - 55-250mm - raynox dcr250 - pop-up diffuser - tripod (used like a monopod) - AF on. Big mistake. The little creatures were moving very fast and was hard to lock on. Went manual, faster shutter speeds and smaller apertures later in the day. The pics looked better. I'm learning :)

FRIM - Forest Research Institute Malaysia

FRIM - Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Made by Cakkarudie
EF35mm F1.4L USM @ F22 Located along the Selayang-Kepong highway, about a 45-minute drive from the city centre, the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is a 600-hectare tropical rainforest filled with thousands of flora and fauna species. As much a recreational park as a forest reserve, its nature trails give visitors an excellent opportunity to learn more about the many plant species in this part of the world. Read more: Kuala Lumpur Nature Trail Tour (FRIM) - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia Review www.visit-malaysia.com/tour-reviews/frim-tour.htm#ixzz1Ro...

Bauhinia bidentata Jack

Bauhinia bidentata Jack
Made by adaduitokla
Kepong, Selangor, Malaysia. Bauhinia bidentata Jack. Fabaceae. CN: [Malay - Katup-katup, Ketup-ketup, Kangkatok, Dedaup, Letup-letup, Kait-kait rimba], Orange bauhinia. Climbing vine indigenous to the Malesia region (Malaysia and Indonesia) with showy orange sprays on host trees. Leaves used by natives for post-natal poultices. Synonym(s): Phanera bidentata (Jack)benth. Ref and suggested reading: www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?463171 Wild Bauhinia spp. fruit pods.

GaNeShA 6

GaNeShA 6
Made by !IMMoRtAL PaSsIoN
Elephant-headed Hindu god, the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is also revered in Jainism, and he is important in the art and mythology of Buddhist Asia. As the remover of obstacles, Ganesha is invoked when beginning worship or starting any new venture. He was popular with Indian nationalists, who saw British colonialism as one obstacle to be removed. The patron of letters and learning, he is the legendary scribe who wrote down the Mahabharata. His popularity continued to grow through the 20th century. His festival is especially popular in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Romantic moment with nature

Romantic moment with nature
Made by tlchua99
I was shooting for a Nature's Heritage photo competition and chanced upon a lovely couple in matching traditional Malay (Minangkabau I think) costume in the FRIM (Forest Research Institute of Malaysia) compound. FYI, there was a white photo-flash umbrella on the left of this photo which was triggered when I took this shot. My on-camera flash with full diffuser was positioned on the right pointing up. I used my normal EFS 18-135 IS lens for this one. Which photo do you like? See below for the rest. Will come visit you all soonest possible. :)

let the water flow

let the water flow
Made by ishafizan
... it's going to be a 'waterfall' month for me .. will be going to Jeram Toi next with the whole clan/family on CNY. ... . I believe it's normal to see pictures from text or sound, and hearing/imagining sounds and smell from photos are the same. Let's keep it as real and honest as possible. Heh, NO to super-long exposures and other technicalities mumbo jumbo that blur out any kind of detail and change the nature of flowing water i hv yet to find the 'swirling' kind :)

LeFt BeHiNd?

LeFt BeHiNd?
Made by !IMMoRtAL PaSsIoN
AloNe So why are you feeling so alone All along you should've known Looking back when everyone moved forward To be alone would be your reward Get up it's not too late Get up to meet your fate Surreal is what it seems But the time you lost you can't redeem Get up and don't you cry Get up not wondering why Your alone and full of fear And no one there to shed a tear You walked when you should've run And now you look and there's not one Oscar Cantu

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
Made by tlchua99
Taken in FRIM whilst on my landscape competition photoshoot. Found another couple further up the stream. For the main shot, I had to turn the camera upside down so that the built-in flash could light up the bride's face. Would had been better had they used a big reflector on her face so that her white dress was not so washed out! FYI, the groom was perspiring profusely throughout the photoshoot! Lens: Canon EFS 18-135 IS

Too LaTe (fallen flowers)

Too LaTe (fallen flowers)
Made by !IMMoRtAL PaSsIoN
The clock of life is wound but once and no one has the power, to tell just when the hand may stop, at late or early hour. To lose one's wealth is sad indeed, to lose one's health is more. To lose one's soul is such a loss, as no one can restore. The present only is our own — live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may then be still.

Growing & Glowing

Growing & Glowing
Made by taroathirah
“Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what's to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been, and look ahead to what would be. Other days. New days. Days to come. The thing is, we didn't have to hate each other for getting older. We just had to forgive ourselves... for growing up.” ~ The Wonder Years (US TV Series)

Hanger

Hanger
Made by FEI Company
Albacar - kind of filler using to increase strength of the pulp fibers Courtesy of Azizi Abd. Jalil Image Details Instrument used: Quanta Family Magnification: 2000 x Horizontal Field Width: 50 um Vacuum: 600 mbar Voltage: 12.50 kV Spot: 4.0 Working Distance: 17.3 Detector: LFD

Waiting

Waiting
Made by mozilla monster
From my first ever model shoot, this is the other talent, Amanda. I tried very hard this time to get a more realistic skin tone, and yes, no portrait orientation yet, but that's because the idea here is to make it feel like she's waiting, thinking of someone ... and I wanted some negative space on the left side of the photo to convey that sense of waiting.

.... refreshing

.... refreshing
Made by ishafizan
... taken during an outing with friends at FRIM, Kepong, Malaysia. 1st time here. will definitely revisit the place. potentially the best weekend nature getaway yet. the place is freaking HUGE! fast facts: - founded inthe year 1929 - 600 hectares of tropical forest - 15,000 species of plants

Fresh

Fresh
Made by mozilla monster
It was my first ever model photoshoot today, tagging along with colleauges from the company's photo group. So much to learn, so much to absorb - I thought I did very poorly. The talent here is Yen, and I thought she was thoroughly professional ! This is one of the better shots in my opinion, hopefully, I'll find more to share in the future !!

Geophila repens (L.) I.M. Johns

Geophila repens (L.) I.M. Johns
Made by adaduitokla
Kepong, Selangor, Malaysia. Geophila repens (L.) I.M. Johnst. Rubiaceae. CN: [Malay - Pegaga tikus, Pegaga ular, Pegaga hutan], Snake pennywort. Native to most of the world's paleotropics and neotropics; widely naturalized. Exact native range obscure. Synonym(s): Geophila herbacea K. Schum Psychotria herbacea L. Rondeletia repens L.

Canopy Walkway

Canopy Walkway
Made by simultaneous_illusion
The canopy walkway just north of KL of FRIM (Forest Research Institute Malaysia) was created in 1992 for scientific studies and is now open to tourists. It's 200 meters long and 30 meters above the ground. You need to hike up a steep hill to get here.

20080323 - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia

20080323 - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
Made by Jeremy Tan, KL
Just before Malaysia won Independence from the British Collonial in 1957, some 220 hectares of plantations had been established at the Institute, while the Dipterocarp and non-Dipterocarp arboreta held 201 and 168 species respectively.



Nearest places of interest:

Taman Botani Kepong
Taman Wangsa Permai
Kepong Ulu
Kepong
  Taman Selayang Utama
Taman Bidara
BRP 7/3
Tasik Biru Kundang, Rawang

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