Trip Start Mar 31, 2010
109Trip End Mar 31, 2011
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We do an organised trip for the day, in a Land Rover. Our first stop is to see a Rafflesia, which we are told is the world's largest (another one!) flower, although when we get to one which is about a metre across, we are told that they are actually a fungus, but were originally believed to be a flower
We also visited a tea plantation, with steep hills planted as far as the eye could see in all directions. We also went to a strawberry farm, where they grow strawberries all year round in very wet grow bags.
On the last day, we went for a walk on our own around the area early in the morning. We'd seen no-one else for about 2 hours when at the top of a hill we met a Malaysian-born Indian chap with a huge net trying to catch butterflies. He was waxing lyrical about what he had heard of the Natural History Museum in London, and thought that England must be a wonderful place. Then he started telling us about how the wildlife was being affected by logging in Malaysia, and about the Discovery channel and then about Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppellin. A very surreal meeting!