Sabah Wild Orchid – Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid

Discover the Undiscovered Sabah’s rainforest is blessed with an astonishing variety of flora. According to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, this state is home to the world’s most diversified natural wonder, especially in its collection of wild orchids. On Mount Kinabalu alone, more than 870 wild orchid species can be found. What makes it truly special is the fact that it is also home to the most expensive orchid in the world. This wild orchid species is a truly hidden gem of nature endemic to the Kinabalu Park and not to be found in any other state. World Recognition, Most Expensive Meet the world’s most valuable and rare orchid species, Paphiopedilum Rothschildianum or also known as Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid. The Guinness Book of World Records has acknowledged Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid as the world’s most expensive orchid. It is in fact the world’s most expensive flower, whereby each stem of this orchid can be worth up to USD5,000! Due to its high value, it is considered as the most iconic and horticulturally sought after species amongst the orchid enthusiast. An Orchid with Many Names Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid has quite a few names. Local Sabahan people call it the Sumazau Orchid as the petals of the flower resemble the outspread arms of a Sumazau dancer performing the popular traditional Sumazau Kadazan dance of Sabah. It has also earned the nickname Gold of Kinabalu for its high value and rarity, difficult to find even in the Kinabalu National Park.   One of a Kind Beauty Undeniably expensive, Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid is stunning and exquisitely beautiful. The thin stem of...

Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2016 Continues to Work Its Magic!

If you are a flower enthusiast, a gardener, a horticulturist, or simply a nature lover, Royal FLORIA Putrajaya is certainly an event that you should not be missing. Royal FLORIA Putrajaya is a festival of flowers and garden organized by Perbadanan Putrajaya (Putrajaya Corporation) from the year 2007 and subsequently made into an annual event from 2009 due to having had received an overwhelming number of visitors. The Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Garden and Flower Festival has marked its return this year with the theme ‘Magical World of FLORIA’ with chrysanthemum as the main flower featured. This prestigious flower and garden festival has played a major role in boosting Putrajaya’s vision to place the Administrative Capital as an intelligent garden city. Undoubtedly Royal FLORIA Putrajaya has already made its mark into the Malaysian calendar of events as an event that one should be looking forward to every year. Royal FLORIA Putrajaya is truly a global event. It attracted not only locals but also international participants and visitors with the numbers increasing each year. To further elevate the garden and flower festival status, an International Dialogue was introduced this year providing it with an ideal capacity building platform for the attendees the opportunity to learn from leading experts and discovering industry’s top trends and challenges faced in the urban landscape of the region. It was also an excellent opportunity for the attendees to establish worthwhile networking and business opportunities not only between peers but also with the professionals. DBKL-1-1092x819 Johor Garden-1086x814Penang Garden-1092x819Putrajaya Holdings2-1087x815 The outdoor garden offered visitors an insight into the innovativeness, creativity and expertise of landscape architects and designers,...

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