A-Z Tropical Palms Photo Gallery

A-Z Tropical Palms in Malaysia
- a photo gallery to showcase their majestic beauty

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More photos of tropical palms will be added from time to time. Keep tune for more!

Last update: 15 October 2013

White-browed Bulbuls nesting at our garden porch again!

[Note: Recently discovered in April 2014 that this bird is actually Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul). Sorry for the wrong ID]

Is it a success story for this pair of Pycnonotus luteolus goiavier
(White-browed Yellow-vented Bulbuls)? You guess…

We had prayed and hoped that it would be so for this pair of lovely birds nesting at our garden porch! Somewhat similar like that experienced by another pair that successfully fledged their chicks almost 3 years ago at the same location.

Such joy and excitement!

Collage: Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul) nesting on Lady Palm trees at our garden porch


Fuchsia species & hybrids with superb flower dangles!

Fuchsia species and hybrids

Fuchsia 'Garden News' with attractive flowers in pale pink and magenta/fuchsiaWe were definitely impressed by our first sighting of these superb flower dangles on the Fuchsia plants at the Cactus Valley in Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, home to many of Malaysia’s spectacular flower gems rarely seen elsewhere, especially in the lowlands.

Numerous trusses of beautiful and vibrantly coloured blooms were seen hanging pendulously over some large and luxuriant shrubs. Fuchsia shrubs of various cultivars were crowded together, parading the eye-catching beauty of the their kaleidoscopic floral colours in a dramatic and romantic fashion! A captivating sight to behold!

Observing the exotic flowers more closely, they do resemble ballerinas as many have suggested… the stamens and style look like the ballerina’s legs while the sepals and corolla resembling the dancer’s multi-coloured tutu!

February 2011 in our garden: wonderful happenings!

Birds breeding again in our garden!

[Note: Recently discovered in April 2014 that this bird is actually Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul). Sorry for the wrong ID]

Woo hoo! Nesting on the same potted Lady Palm trees at a corner of our porch that seem to be a haven for potential breeders. The same species, Pycnonotus luteolus (White-browed bulbul) Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul) that never tire of visiting us and throwing such wonderful surprises and happenings!

Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul) on guard duty at our frontyard, perched on the White Mussaenda tree
The pair of Pycnonotus luteolus goiavier on guard duty, perched on
the Mussaenda philippica ‘Aurorae’ (White Mussaenda) tree at our frontyard


Chinese New Year eve reunion at Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands Resort or Resorts World Genting

is a must-visit, at least once, whether you’re a local in Malaysia or a tourist from another country. Popularly dubbed ‘Genting, the City of Entertainment’, this magnificent hilltop resort that is approximately 2000 meters above sea-level, atop Genting Highlands in the state of Pahang, is Malaysia’s favourite family holiday destination and a key tourist attraction.

Skyline at Resorts World Genting, the City of Entertainment in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Skyline at Resorts World Genting. The top 2 photos of Hotel Theme Park
and others were taken, viewed from Resort Cafe. The bottom photo of the
misty mountainous terrain was captured from First World Hotel room-view

An eleventh-hour decision enabled John and I to spend a night at Resorts World Genting recently with our family dirt cheap!