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Title: Water Lilies (Leaf)
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 11:58am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

I was searching for something special in this secluded water lily pond. I found this one and only piece of leaf that was flipped over. Look at those veins!

Title: Water Lilies (Leaves)
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 12:00pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

Another close-up shot.

Title: Water Lilies (Leaves)
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 12:02pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

A not so healthy leaf infected with fungus.

Title: Light and Darkness
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 12:11pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 320

Different tone of green colour visible in this picture.

Title: UMBRELLA
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 12:12pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 360

I tried out different angles to get the best possible outcome for this wonderful green plants with repeated ridges. HAPPY with the outcome!

Title: Banana Leaves 1
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 2:07pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 500

Looking at these banana leaves reminds me of NASI LEMAK!

Title: Banana Leaves 2
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 2:07pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 450

Up close and personal with banana leaves.

Title: Banana Leaves 3
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 2:07pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 450

Four banana leaves with four different green hues! A shot captured without yanking off the leaves from the plant - a direct shot :)

Title: The Green Revolution
Location: Somewhere, KL Hibiscus & Orchid Park, Malaysia
Date: 2nd April 2009, 12:18pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

A close-up shot of a Bird of Paradise leaf. I chance upon this wonderful moment while I was walking to the Hibiscus Park. The sunny light that fallen on this piece of leaf create a wonderful glow of green.

This is my second trip to Kuala Lumpur's Hibiscus and Orchid Park. Both parks never fails to amuse me. The Orchid park houses over 3,000 orchid species from around the world, with 800 species from Malaysia alone. Hibiscus Park is devoted to the hibiscus, Malaysia's national flower. This park showcases more than 2,000 varieties of hibiscuses.

I had a GREAT three hours trip revisiting both hibiscus and orchid park. The best part about Kuala Lumpur Orchid Park is the secluded pond full of purplish water lilies. The sight and smell is SIMPLY HEAVEN!

It was a scorching hot afternoon - I had sunburn on my neck and face! Nevertheless, I don't care about those menial issue The best thing is having good sunny day :)

KUALA LUMPUR - GETTING HERE:

Air

The KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) is located about 50km from KL proper. All International Flights come through KLIA.

From KLIA, there are several ways to get to KL:

Taxis - available 24hours. Purchase the limousine or taxi tickets from counters before leaving the departure lounge. The counters are located at the exit. Fares are around RM85 - RM95 one way. Travel time: 55minutes depending on traffic situation in KL.

Rail link - There is a direct rail link called KLIA express rail link which leaves KLIA every 15min.

KL HOP-ON HOP OFF (BUS)

This is the most comprehensive way to experience the magic of Kuala Lumpur. Not only does it cover all major attractions, the tour also includes key shopping centres in the city. KLCC, Twin Tower, Bintang Walk, Merdeka Square, KL Tower, KL Sentral, Lake Garden, Petaling Street, Jamek Mosque, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, St. Mary’s Cathedral. Over 42 major sights and attractions.

Trains, Light Rail Transit systems, Monorails

KL is pretty well connected with relatively cheap and easy way of travelling around.

Taxis

The thing with our taxis here is that you may be unlucky enough to hop into one or two unscrupulous ones who refuses to put their metre fare on or one that will specifically ask for a higher price especially during rush hours. The metre rate starts at RM2.00. After midnight the fare is 50% more.

More info:


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