a.k.a. Kerinting (Malay)
Native to Malaysia and Singapore. There isn't much available information for this species online.
What really attracts me are the finest crown of bright green feather fronds. Pinnately arranged, it has that 'delicate' look to enthrall. So you can possibly see why I'm overboard with the feather frond shots... just such exquisite beauty!
Normally, a cluster palm however, here it is seen as both, solitary with a cluster slightly a meter away.These are classed as small, tropical rainforest understory palms growing to less than 3m tall.Thrives in the moist, warm and sheltered areas. So these palms found in the basement car park level of the 1U shopping mall are positioned in perfect conditions.
The strong and straight stems are cut and polished to make sturdy walking sticks. At least now I know which type of mobility assistance tool to look out for should there be need for one in future ;)