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by : BTF

As I Wander...

Living in tropical Malaysia, we tend to take the hot humid weather, thundery rainstorms and the spectrum of wild evergreen plants as a given.

Recently, I noticed more exotic plants making its way into landscaped home gardens, recreational parks, frontages of shopping malls and
commercial buildings.

Along kerb sides of residential streets and busy motorways, palms, trees and flowering plants make pleasant and interesting fringes.

This is a record of the various species "as I see it" for I am in awe of palms. Hence, my premise for this blog is that the global garden,
i.e. every physical garden (tended or untended), becomes a part of my, simply said, cyber palm garden. ;-)

Please feel free to share your thoughts or comments.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

The Rainforest B & B

Serendipity played its hands in my discovery of a 'palmscape' of the totally unexpected kind.  Looking out for palm trees in the city centre has always been an amazing adventure for me but coming across a place like this - felt like walking into the woods and finding Goldilocks' abode.

But this quaint little "forest home" is located right smack in busy Bukit Bintang, the heart of KL's golden commercial triangle. A welcoming, cool and green flora facade is beckoning...

Wow! From the outside, my eyes were drawn to the various trees, palms and flowering plants planted on tiered levels of its 3-storeyed rooftops and windows, presenting a calm oasis for some weary back-packers waiting to be checked-in.
Ptychosperma macarthurii - tropical welcome

an eco-home in the concrete jungle
Fatty Ma restaurant next door 

iron clad antique doors and interior decorations
The interior and reception area while small was genuinely cosy, gently awash by the natural sunlight coming through the door frame.

Wishing for a cold drink (alcoholic or not) in hand, this could be a shangri-la of the local B&B kind.


  1. This looks like a beautiful place to stay and forget about things for awhile:)

  2. Yes, stepping into the premise is like into another realm! What with the heat, humidity, traffic, noise etc... bliss:)