Embark on an exciting adventure to discover the infamous Rafflesia flower and chance upon the magnificent Rajah Brooke Butterfly.
Join us as we scour the tropical jungle of Gopeng in search of the Rafflesia—the world’s largest flower—that is notorious for its smell; some would claim that it smells like a rotting corpse! This infamous flower takes roughly 6 months to come to full bloom but takes only a jiffy (approximately 2 to 3 days) to decompose. Known also as the “Queen of Parasites,” it has been used in Indonesia as components of traditional medicine; linked to stemming internal bleeding and shrinking of the womb after childbirth. Some claim that it can even restore the female figure post-labour.
En route, we will also keep an eye out for the national butterfly of Malaysia—the Rajah Brooke Butterfly. This elusive butterfly can be discovered imbibing on moisture from naturally mineralised seepages or sulphur springs. The leisurely hike will take approximately 3 hours, covering a total distance of 3 kilometres. This exquisite and rare experience certainly takes centre stage in any visit to the Gopeng rainforest. Rest assured that you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will describe various flora and fauna and point it out to you as you come across it.
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