Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Singapore Mandai Zoo - Rafflesia

Going through my files in my computer, I realised I still have some photos from my visit to Singapore Zoo that I have not posted in my blog.

We were visiting the "Fragile Forest" in Singapore Mandai Zoo and we came across this huge flower called the Rafflesia. I am not sure if it is real or fake. But am very sure it is not a sculpture. We dare not touch the flower cause it could be the real flower. Even my son could not tell the difference...lol. I wonder anyone could give me the answer if the Rafflesia in the Zoo is real or fake. Would be nice if it is real. You can view my previous post on the fragile forest.

You can read more about Rafflesia from Wikipedia
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Rajesh said...

Wow! this is really huge and beautiful flower.

Sylvia K said...

Not sure what it is, but it looks awesome! Great shots, Alice! And a great post for the day! Hope you have a wonderful week!


Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a real one,
it normally flowers in the wild.

Lesley said...

I'd never heard of rafflesia (though I have heard of corpse flower) I almost thought it was a fake name - but apparently not - and so many varieties, too!

Randi said...

Great shots. I´m glad this one doesn´t grow in my garden. The smell is awful but it looks really beautiful.