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Bogor Botanical Gardens, a peaceful respite

Kebun Raya Bogor or the Bogor Botanical Gardens are an excellent and reasonably well maintained botanic gardens in Bogor, an hour south of Jakarta housing more than 15,000 species of plants and trees, including the disgustingly smelly and large Amorphophallus titanum, Rafflesia arnoldii and Rafflesia padma. They cover … Continue reading

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Rafflesia patma blooms again in Bogor

Rafflesia patma, of the Family Rafflesiaceae is famous for its sister species, Rafflesia arnoldii, discovered in 1818 by an assistant to Joseph Arnold  and named after Sir Stamford Raffles who was the expedition leader, is recognized as being the world’s … Continue reading

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Siriraj Medical Museum

Siriraj Hospital Houses the Siriraj Medical Museum, which is actually collection of several smaller museums. It is well maintained in a slightly older building. There are many  collections of real specimens and dioramas, most of the displays are in  Thai, … Continue reading

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Mangrove habitat in Singapore)

Even a city state such as Singapore has some natural wetland reserve. In 1989 this wetland habitat was set aside as a  nature park. Previously it had been an area of prawn and fish farms among some natural mangroves. It … Continue reading

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Mangrove Swamp in North Jakarta : Muara Angke

Much of the the north of Jakarta used to be completely covered with mangroves. Now little remains of that except for a few small pockets along the tollway to the airport. (Of course that exacerbates the flooding problem). One of … Continue reading

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Bogor Zoological Museum

The Bogor Zoological Museum is inside the rather famous Bogor Botanical Gardens or Kebun Raya in central Bogor, about an hour out of Jakarta. There is a small charge for entry to the museum, possibly Rp. 3,000 (or 30 cents.) … Continue reading

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