Rafflesia tuan - mudae
Thought to be the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia tuan-mudae is actual a parasitic fungi plant that can only attach itself to one type of Rainforest vine. Taking 18 months to grow to the size of a red brown cabbage, it them flowers for just 3 days, giving opportunity for flies and other insects to cross-pollinate the male and female pollen, and then land on another target vine. This means that the reproduction process is very very very unreliable.
In middle of Bridge before Batu Patong. Hold on with both hands...
Beach at sunset time is lovely here... Water is a bit cloudy as the river estuary nearby is mangrove ...
Huts on high stilts overlook the ocean and islands. Very natural, very rainforest.
Nook cafe and couch social area, Kuching, Sarawak
Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysia state of Sarawak. Kuching emerged as one of the most vibr...
Nook cafe and couch street front, Kuching, Sarawak
Could be the location
Galaxy S with Fisheye. 8 picture + 1 sky view + 2 ground view. No tripod. My Cousin's wedding. At my ...
A lake is located in the Mahakam river in Kutai Kartanegara regency, East Borneo, Indonesia. This lak...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.