On the 8th of February, the Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade of Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur had a joint outing to Taman Botani Negara in Bukit Cahaya. The event doubled up both as a chance to get some fresh air and also to learn about plants. At Station #1, we were struck by a stupendous sight which was a Shore tree (Pokok Meranti). This huge tree is native to Malaysia and has great commercial value as its resin, Dammar, is used to produce varnish and incense. A common sight was the bird’s nest fern. This plant grows on another plant, however is able to live off nutrients from the air, rain and debris around it. In certain countries, it is also one of the staple foods. Another surprisingly beautiful plant that demanded attention was the lotus plant. Individual lotuses are able to thrive for up to a thousand years!