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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Malaysian flowers

With Spring in the air, scrolling down Google Reader is like taking a stroll in a botanical garden as I'm greeted by the vibrant images of gardens and flowers in all their glory. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you some of the pictures of our local flowers that are commonly found in most Malaysian gardens.
I sucked in Biology! Sorry, if I can't identify the names of some of the flowers.

*Bunga means flower in Malay

Bunga orkid (Orchids)

Bunga Kemboja

The tailflower

Bunga jejarum  (Ixora)

The Bunga Raya ( Hibiscus) is our national flower

Bunga tahi ayam ( chicken poop flower) - it kinda stinks like chicken poop!

Spider Lily

Bunga Kertas - Bougainvilleas

Flowers in the highlands


  1. Funny, "bunga" means fruit in Tagalog. :)

    I remember the many varieties of orchids that we saw in Malaysia. I wish that we could have brought some home.

  2. Veronica, I LOVE flowers. And those my friend are beautiful. Sad soemthing that looks so beautiful could smell like chicken poop. LOL

    I like it anyway. I have a flower or rather a flowering bush (looks like tiny daisies) and it smells like "BUTT" on a rainy day. Soon as it rains, all you smell on my front porch is BUTT. Daniel so affectionately calls it "ass"
    Mommmmmmm it reeks like ass on the front porch. what the heck!
    It's then I answer... you sure you wiped?

  3. Gorgeous! My mom loves orchids!

    I only have the silk ones from Bombay!

    "Bulaklak" is the Filipino for flower;

    And these are "maganda" (beautiful)!

    Keep smiling =D

  4. After six days of rain, I'm happy to find something bright and colorful to look at! Thanks!

  5. Your 'bungas' are just breathtaking:) What is the plural of bunga? I just added an 's'!

  6. hey veronica,
    love love love the flowers! i'm a huge gardener!

    o yes, duck duck goose... now you are it, check out my blog... i tagged you...

    happy day!

  7. The flowers are so beautiful! I LOVE the Spider Lily! Thank you for sharing!

  8. beautiful. you blog is awesome.

    read the other ones .... LOVE the breeze under the KILT! LOL LOVE IT!!

  9. I love flowers and those are pretty!!! But, the chicken poop smelling one? No thanks.

  10. I love those flowers. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post!

  11. The chicken poop flowers look a lot like lantana - they don't smell particularly nice either, maybe they're related!

  12. Surely, the plural of bunga must be bungee.

  13. So beautiful. While scrolling down I got to the little pink and yellow flowers and thought they were my favorite...until I read that they're called the chicken poop flower! I'm rethinking my choice!

  14. thanks for dropping by! beautiful flowers and i recognize some of them as local in my country too. :)

  15. Happy Mothers' Day to you, too, Veronica. Wow, seeing these flowers is like seeing those that are in our garden. I live in the Philippines so I guess we have the same flora species.

    Loving your blog, as always.


  16. These are beautiful. I love flowers and sadly I'm late with my garden. My first garden. Sigh.