More pix from Malaysia

orion13hkOctober 14, 2005

Canopy walk at Mt. Tahan, Malaysia:

Boat ride in Mulu, East Malaysia:

Ipoh tree, a poisonous tree whose sap is used by the natives in the olden days to make fatal darts for their blow pipes.

Rose Centre, Cameron Highland:

Hills and Valley, and a tea factory, Cameron Highland:

Blowpipe hunting LOL:

Mossy Forest, Cameron Highland:

Giant pitcher's plant:

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Neat pix! What a varied world we live in! Yes, that IS a giant pitcher plant!


    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 11:22AM
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Binky(z5 WI)

I really enjoyed the pictures, especially as we're getting cabin fever already in a cold November in Wis. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2005 at 7:13PM
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Thanks for the great tour! I especially loved Cameron Highland. The boat trip looks a little hairy to me. I bet ya'll were afraid to breathe for fear of overturning!


    Bookmark   November 20, 2005 at 10:54AM
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Isn't Mulu amazing? The caves are awesome. And to plop at 3/4 star hotel right in the middle of a tropical jungle is amazing to. The boat ride isn't as scary as it looks - the waters are relatively calm and shallow. In fact, if it hadn't rained for a while and there the boat is full, the man may be "volunteered" to get out, wade in the water and push the boat past the shallower points.

The "herring bone" marks on the Ipoh trees are interesting. They represent the scourge marks where barks were removed to make the poison for the blow pipe darts' tips. (We were lucky enough to have a very knowledgeable guide with us on our trip there - he has a BSc in Botany!)

Those pitchers can be used as receptacles to cook glutinous rice in. My mom used to do that.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2005 at 3:22AM
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