Sunday, December 28, 2008
Orchid Valley: Looked Dying to Me
Orchid Valley is the largest orchid farm in Malaysia and reputedly the largest tropical orchid farm in the world, according to VirtualMalaysia.com. It is located in Kangkar Pulai, 30km northwest of Johor Bahru.
Its 40-ha compound houses breathtaking and exotic orchids from over 80 varieties. It was 10 years ago since I last visited Orchid Valley. Things were so much different back then. In my fading memory I can still remember Orchid Valley to be a tourist hotspot crowded with visitors flowing in both from Singapore and Malaysia. When I went there in the mid of December, my family and I were practically the only group of visitors in spite of the school holiday season! Hence, I label Orchid Valley, "another dying tourist spot in Malaysia"!
Since the place was pretty empty, it was the perfect moment for some serious photo-shootings. Near 100 photos have been taken using Sony DSC W170. They were handpicked and edited for your indulgence. - p/s: Especially the last photo