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Rafflesia

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Rafflesia

Hi,

My kids are learning about the world's largest flower - Rafflesia - which can only be found in Borneo Island. I will be traveling to KK in Dec. Do you know where I can find Rafflesia in KK? Thanks.

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1. Re: Rafflesia

The rafflesia flower can also be found elsewhere other than Borneo. We even have it here in peninsular malaysia.

However the rafflesia only grows in the jungle. You wont find it in KK which is after all a city.

There is a rafflesia centre near Tambunan, about 1 hours drive from KK. Call ahead to ask if there are rafflesia's in bloom.

Alternatively I have seen rafflesia's on the way to Poring. Enterprising villagers have put signboards along the road. For a fee they will take you for a short trek into the jungle if the flower is in bloom.

Edited: 2:14 am, July 05, 2013
Kota Kinabalu
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for Sabah
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2. Re: Rafflesia

Hi Cindyliew,

I would suggest for you to take your kids to Tambunan for rafflesia. It requires to do a little trekking to get to it but the experience is wonderful.

3. Re: Rafflesia

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