On our second day there, we woke up to the sounds of the rushing water of the river. We then headed to our initial plan by the organiser which is the ‘Rafflesia Walk View’. Again, we jumped into a back portion of a pick up truck. As mentioned, the discovery of the Rafflesia flower (which is the biggest flower in the world) have made Kampung Peruas famous of activities related to the research and recreational. There are two species which are ‘Rafflesia Centleyii’ and ‘Rafflesia Azlanii’.
With the famous doodler, AzreenChan (
Miss Insectopedia). Ain’t she sweet and cute
Let’s the journey begin!
The overall view.
A short jungle trekking are required to get to the place. So, do wear proper shoes and comfortable clothes!
Finally, things that we’re waiting for!
Unfortunately, it’s just not our luck this time around. We didn’t have the chance to see the blooming Rafflesia. InsyaAllah, perhaps next time! Not much regret since this is definitely our first time to see the real Rafflesia. Seeing the ‘Baby Rafflesia’ was an amazing opportunities not to be missed.
Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic flowering plants. It contains approximately 28 species (including four incompletely characterized species as recognized by Willem Meijer in 1997), all found in southeastern Asia, on the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Thailand and the Philippines.
Some wild mushrooms in the jungle.
Next was the ‘Bunga Kantan’ or the Torch Ginger orchard. For real, that was our first time and we bet to the rest of the teams as well! ‘Bunga Kantan’ is in the ginger family and has a very aromatic smell. It is usually used in Assam Laksa, Kerabu and other type of cooking. It can grow several meter in height.
In overall, this is one kind of place that you could spend with your family and even friends. But, the only negative things about this place is that there’s no 3G connection and WiFi. We tried hard checking out the connection and end up looking like a ‘3G Connection Freak’. Hope it will improved in the future.
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