Presentation dinner with the First Lady’s representative.

After washing of the forest and dressing in our finest clothes, we headed to the Grand Marguerite Hotel for the projects presentation dinner with students from MRSM, Sarwak Orchid Society members and Dr Zalihah representing Sarawak’s First Lady.   The meal was really posh with lots of courses, and of course our experienced Sarawak diners […]


The rain forests of Mount Pueh test our endurance

With the help of Karin (from the Herbarium) we tackles Mount Pueh today and found it putting challenges in our way. We started by following the river at the base of the mountain as the trees were full of orchids including Coelogyne, Bulbophyllum and others. Unfortunately the river consisted of enormous boulders covered in moss […]


Epigenium zebrinum – 365 days of orchids – day 1051

This dramatic species is found in Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra and we have seen it high on trees exposed to good light. It is easily distinguished from Bulbophyllum and Coelogyne by its two chunky leaves (just like our epigeniums at home) We have seen plants growing at Semenggoh and Santubong both at around 200m altitude […]