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    it is a joy searching for nepenthes in the wild.Knowing they all look almost the same,at least in term of same species,but observing their colour variation,shapes and their leaves growth pattern is a sight to behold.
    Holidays and weekends i would be busy with my friends looking for an interesting subjects,be it Culture ,nature and landscape as these seem inseparable--Without the highlands of Borneo those rare neps' would have not taken residence,and those natives of Sarawak who live in isolation would have not develop their distinctive culture(music,clothings,and taboo).The isolated highlands have made them hardy and self sufficient(planting rice for own consumption,grow pepper for cash).They have also discovered various usage of nepenthes plants-for medicine,the vines as tying ropes,as rice dumpling,etc..

    shown here are some of the photos taken at different villages the past 2 years.

    ...KIDING VILLAGE..
    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums....alt.jpg
    no water as it dries up during the dry season..

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...restingalt.jpg
    ...taking a rest...smoking bamboo pipes..a pastime of men and women of the Bidayuh tribe..KIDING VILLAGE

    ...everything have to be carried..across rivers..over mountains..for a govt funded school water scheme..BENGOH VILLAGE
    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ong/carry1.jpg

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...mboobridge.jpg
    ...carrying wardrobes over bamboo bridges...a 5 hrs walk to SEMBAN VILLAGE..

    ...a chance to witness traditional cultural performance..SEMBAN VILLAGE
    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...culturealt.jpg


    ...6.30am sunrise over KIDING VILLAGE...shrouded in fog..good for everything in nature...
    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...010kiding1.jpg


    ...our village guides and guide/guard dog...
    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...g/guidealt.jpg

    ..a rosette of N.ampullaria..


    ..suffocation..survival of the fittest...


    ...mirabilis x rafflesiana,what do you think?


    mirabilis x ampullaria?


    red/yellow amp ( washington's red ?)


    dark red ampullaria (william's red ? )



    light yellow/red mirabilis


    mirabilis red speckles



    comments are most welcome [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    ...the forest..my garden.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    rbjong, hope you won't mind me moving the post here. The pictures are great and not everyone on this forum visits the Foreign CP forum... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]



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    that will be nice,thank you, Cindy.

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    Hi rbjong
    Great photos [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] great scenery,and some lovely looking plants.
    thanx,bye for now Julian

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    Love the Ampullarias. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] And the mirabilis x rafflesiana is particularly interesting, haven't come across that I don't think. The top pic looks like a scene you would find in the 'jungles' of singapore.

    Looks like you have done a lot of work putting this collection of pics together. Applause!

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    ....thanks Julain,Jason..it is also one of the place i keep going back.dont mind the 2 hrs mountain trek..as have lots of researchers from singapore and other foreign visitors and had done..though no power supply but the air is really cool and the water( fresh from mountains ) is shivering:O

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    Great photos as always!
    Those N. ampullaria are fantastic.
    The N. mirabilis - red speckles looks nice too. Its pitcher coloration is much different from N. mirabilis I've seen in Thailand.
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    outstanding pics! Thanks for sharing.
    A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine

    --steve

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