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Abraham Lake (Canada)

Abraham Lake (Canada)
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hibiscus rosa sinensis

National Flower – Hibiscus

MERDEKA! MERDEKA! MERDEKA !

The spirit of this word will soon resonate in our country as we celebrate National Day on 31,August 2016

Do you know stories about our country national flower (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)?

Hibiscus is derived from the Greek word hibiskos. Belonging to a family of flowering plants known as Malvaceae, it has few hundreds of species which are native to tropical and sub-tropical weather. Colours range from white to yellow, peach, pink and red.

Our national flower is the ‘Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis’ with a red colour flower. In the Tunku Abdul Rahman Memorial(Kuala Lumpur), stands a plaque which explains the symbolism of this species of hibiscus as our national flower...

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Urban Farming at Work in Tokyo

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One Decade Changing Views on Global Warming (2006-2016)

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Paris Climate Change Agreements

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Earth Hour2016 Night Walk

Come! Join the Malaysia Earth Hour 2016 Night Walk @ P.J. & Penang

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2016 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival

Royal FLORIA Putrajaya will bring the concept of a family holiday to a new dimension beyond imagination when Magical Gardens themed components kicks off the holiday season that is from 27th May to 4th June 2016 at Anjung FLORIA, Precinct 4, Putrajaya.

This annual flower show gets bigger and better every year and was last year given the added title of ‘Royal’ to reflect its growing prestige. This garden festival is the top event in Putrajaya’s busy calendar and over 1,000,000 people attended last year’s Floria 2015 which featured 61 showcase garden lots with 43 international participants from 23 countries.

The theme of 2016 will involve a secret garden within an enchanted forest and the theme flower is the Chrysanthemum.

By applying the latest technology from Europe, the Magical Gardens...

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Paris Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21)

What is COP21?

The international political response to climate change began at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, where the ‘Rio Convention’ included the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This convention set out a framework for action aimed at stabilising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to avoid “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” The UNFCCC which entered into force on 21 March 1994, now has a near-universal membership of 195 parties.

The main objective of the annual Conference of Parties (COP) is to review the Convention’s implementation...

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Orchid named after China President Xi and His Wife

The naming ceremony for the orchid is held in Singapore Botanic Garden on 7 Nov 2015. [Photo source: weibo.com]

The naming ceremony for the orchid is held in Singapore Botanic Garden on 7 Nov 2015. [Photo source: weibo.com]

A new variety of national flower of Singapore(Orchid), has been named after Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan on 7th, Nov 2015 to commemorate President Xi’s state visit to Singapore.

The naming ceremony was officially held in Singapore Botanic Gardens by Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong and his wife.

Along with “Papilionanda Xi Jinping-Peng Liyuan”, there have already been about 200 distinguished guest orchids registered so far, such as the ones for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, the Vice President of the US Joe Biden and his wife and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

 

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Missing the forest for the trees

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Original articles from TheStar

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8 world’s most spectacular parks

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recently released an infographic that highlights some of the world’s most spectacular parks with insiders’ tips, park activities, interesting facts, park maps & points of interest

The infographic doles out handy info about 8 fantastic parks, including Hyde Park in London, Central Park in New York City, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Mt. Royal Park in Montreal, Beihai Park in Beijing, Park Guell in Barcelona and Stanley Park in Vancouver.

There are also fascinating nuggets of trivia to be found. For example, did you know that Golden Gate Park encompasses more than 1,000 acres and houses the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States?

More information and insider advice about 8 of the world’s most spectacular parks, are at...

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