Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Visit to the new Mayor

High above Kuching sits the pointed tower of the Mayor of North Kuching. We visited him at the end of the day to support Tengku in her continuing campaign for species orchids in Kuching. The view from the top of the tower was amazing, and the building is wonderfully decorated in the towns symbol – […]


The Orchid Garden at Semenggoh and living collection at the Forest Department Herbarium

Before seeing the Orangutang this morning we visited the botanical section of Semenggoh and met Ms Ling Chea Yiing who is in charge of it.(she is next to a plant of Dimorphorchis lowii in the photo) This was a great opportunity to get a close look at some of the orchids we have been seeing high […]


Visiting the Palm Oil Farm reintroduction site for Dendrobium anosmum.

  After the herbarium we travelled to meet Palm Oil Farmer, Wilson, who runs Sabaki Farm, where our partner scientist, Tengku, is carrying out her trials in reintroducing Dendrobium anosmum. Tengku has planted rescued dendrobiums on several of Wilson’s Oil Palms and is monitoring them for growth, flowering, seed set and seedling establishment. This beautiful […]


Inspiration at the Herbarium

After Semenggoh we travelled the short distance to the Forest Department Herbarium where we had a fascinating time speaking to staff, such as researcher Noorhana here with Amalia, and having a close look at the herbarium sheets of the plants we have met, and visiting the living collection. Everyone found it really interesting and Amalia […]