Hunting The World’s Largest Flower
Location: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Mission: Seek out the Rafflesia, aka the World’s Largest Flower
I went to the Cameron Highlands for a few days on my very quick tour of Malaysia. I only has 12 days to get from Singapore to Bangkok to catch a flight. Therefore I had a little more than a week to explore the country. I stopped in the Cameron Highlands because I heard it was pretty and I was craving some mountain air. I really didn’t know what there was to see or do but I was up for the adventure.
Upon arriving I found out that in the jungles outside of town it was possible to go trekking to see the World’s Largest Flower. The rafflesia arnoldi on average weighs 15 pounds and has petals that can grow to 1.6 feet long and 1 inch thick. There are 16 species of this flower that can be found in Sumatra, Malaysia, Indonesia and Borneo. This was something I just had to do! I hope you enjoy the photos!