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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
There is something very serene and stable when I come and spend time in my Garden. These are my quiet moments where I seek God - listening and finding myself in that reflection. There are times when I'm not able to blog, If you have any questions or queries Do seek me out in Facebook and I will try my best to help you out.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Common plants along the Roadside



Something common that I see almost everyday. And because they are too common too often I tend to ignore them, not realising that the create a blind spot for me. I guess I really have to see and notice it, because this is the effect of what you call glut. When you get these too often everywhere - they really don't seemed to matter. (regardless how pretty or beautiful they look)

And the sad part about it the abuse they go thru. The first is the grime mixed with dust. An oily substance just seemed to taint the whole plant (What do you expect when these are planted just by the roadside). Next, the abuse of heat and rain - When its hot - its very hot and when it rains, it pours. On top of it, you will find all kind of garbage collected in between them.

Regardless to all these abuse, they still continue to flower and shine, no matter what situation they go through - the beauty of plants. If only we can learn from them - the world be a better place to live with.

For now, I leave you with the beauty of these spider lilies in the midst of alocasia & dumbcane,
together with ixora and the Ti plant. Something white & something red to brighten your day.
Have a nice week.












Monday, June 21, 2010

Sabah: Sunday Market - Part 1



It was Sunday morning.
One of the special occasion that takes place here.
The Sunday Market in Gaya Street.
We had breakfast here and
had the window shopping in this unique place.
Personally, there is nothing much to shout about.

It is very hot and humid,
you can drink all you can and still feel that heat.

(and its very uncomfortable,
as you sweat and the sweat dries up in an instant
and you feel that sticky oily feeling)

I have manage to capture what
they actually sell in this special market.
(only open on Sundays from morning till noon)
Most of the pictures here are basically plants.
You can literally find someone selling plant
material at every 3 - 4 intervals.

I had just captured the ones that look unique and interesting to me.
OK - Let the picture do the talking now.

Additional Notes:

Do click for the next post for the PART 2
- it had followed up below instead of the top.
(sorry, my mistake)




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Orchids sold in bunches
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Miniature orchids.
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These are moss rose - not sure why they are sold like these.
(probably its a norm)
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These are local vegetables (they are not salads)
These requires to be cooked properly before eaten.
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The lady is selling avacadoa and mangoes, in front are chinese medicinal herbs
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Another Moss Rose plant
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Seemed to be cheap - a bunch for RM1.00 (without soil or pot)
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Madagascar Periwinkle - this is a white version.
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Seen it around but forgot its name.
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Varigated bougavilleas
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Coloured hedgehog (hope they don't release this in the wild)
They are not native here & saw in documentaries that they create havoc in the wild invading the native animals especially destroying the endangerous species (bird nest)
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Some of the varities of the star bromeliads
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I really can't remember this one...
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Varigated Bird Nest Fern
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Nice collection of cacti
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Some bonsai plant
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Lovely chinese croton plant in hanging basket
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I don't have this type - Flaming violet (even the flower is in pink)
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Few varities of pothos.
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So many cacti - lovely.
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Oh.. How I wish I got this mother in law tongue - varigated plant.
So innocently pure.
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Cactus.. cactus.. and cactus....
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They even sell water lettuce here
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I got this trailing watermelon begonia in my garden!
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Varigated dumbcane
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Bromeliad in flower
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This is a loofa
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Lime and some herbal vine (medicinal)
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Another variety of lime known as limau purut.
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Tree plant sold with their labels - this one is also known as Ylang Ylang
(Michelia champaca) I really love the scent.
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This is a curry leaf plant (I also got this in my garden)
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Orchids..orchids.. and more orchids..
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These are water apples (few different varieties sold here)
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Pomeloes
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This is a locally known as "pinang" - bettel nut, notice the older ones had already sprouted.
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