I had the opportunity to pay Orchid Park at DBKU a visit a few weeks ago. It was my second visit. The entrance is free. The first time I went, there were so many orchids. That was years ago. However, this time around, there were only a few.
They had just placed the new plants there. Not sure when it will flower though. Just don’t put high hope to seeing many orchids when you’re there. You really have to have luck to see them haha! According to the website, there is a total of about 75,000 orchid plants and 65 genera can be found at the Orchid Park. You can find Borneo Orchid at the Orchid Park. Namely, Lady Slipper (Paphioppedillum Stonei and P.Lowii), Coelogyne Dearei, and Phalaenopsis Bellina.
While you are there, do make sure you keep yourself cool and hydrated because there’s hardly any shade. Do bring a hat or umbrella to cover yourself from the sun and water would be good enough.
The place is suitable for people of all ages to visit.
9:30am to 6:00pm (Tuesday to Sunday including Public Holidays)
Closed on Mondays for maintenance works.
In case you want to go, here’s the map from Google. Those unfamiliar with the area will likely have difficulty locating it without a GPS.
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