Hello from Sarawak!

Hi, Chloe here and I am checking in after settling into life at MRSM school, Kuching, where I will be until the end of February.

I am working with Alwin, Nina, Natalia, Humaira, Maya, Najiha, Fikry, Fahyim, Aiman and Earl, to help them get the lab and new shade house into a easily manageable schedule so many students here can learn about the in vitro culture of orchids. Also, I will help the 5 students who will be going to the World orchid congress in Taiwan this March prepare for their presentation and talking to visitors about the project.

Everyone here has been lovely and welcoming, the SAROSO orchid society members especially have been looking after me, and I have tried many Malay cakes and sweets now (I am very happy about this). A SAROSO member a little farther away is also taking care of me, as Tengku is getting treats delivered and organising hotels and trips for me all the way from London where she is studying at the moment, many thanks to Tengku.

I am looking forward to the next 6 weeks of yummy Malay food, cute Kuching cats and of coarse seeing how the MRSM lab develops.

Meeting the SAROSO ladies at Kuching airport


Hazza was happy with the English cookies my mum sent with me for the SAROSO ladies







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  1. Wow, looks like you’re having a great time. Hope it all goes well!

  2. Agnes Jones says:

    Sounds wonderful Chloe. Such a great opportunity for you to really learn about other cultures. I hope all goes well for you.