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Selasa, 26 November 2019

Rare flower Rafflesia needs saving, says Bogor Botanical Gardens researcher - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

Rare flower Rafflesia needs saving, says Bogor Botanical Gardens researcher - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post

"Rafflesia is a unique, giant parasite as it boasts a complicated life and interesting story behind its beauty. But most importantly, Indonesia is home to various Rafflesia species that must continue to be explored," said Sofi Mursidawati. Born 50 years ago in Bandung, West Java, Sofi is a Rafflesia researcher at the Plant Conservation Center at Bogor Botanical Gardens. She began studying the flowers in 2004 following her return from Australia after getting her master's degree at the University of Western Australia in Perth. "After returning from Australia, [Bogor Botanical Gardens head] Ibu Irawati asked me to study Rafflesia since nobody else did, although during my time in Australia I mostly researched Rhizantella gardneri, one of the country's rare orchids that lives and blooms underground," said Sofi. Sofi said that she chose to study the or...



2019-11-26 08:14:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/11/26/rare-flower-rafflesia-needs-saving-says-bogor-botanical-gardens-researcher.html

Sabtu, 09 November 2019

Bogor building collapses only months after inauguration - Fri, November 1 2019 - Jakarta Post

Bogor building collapses only months after inauguration - Fri, November 1 2019 - Jakarta Post

Bogor City Council has formed a team to audit the worthiness and safety of the council’s building after its walls and ceiling collapsed during a heavy rainstorm on Saturday.The incident raises concern for many people as the building, which cost the city Rp 72 billion (US$5.13 million), had just been inaugurated in April this year.City Council Speaker Atang Trisnanto said the decision to form a research team was taken after a meeting among the council’s executives on Sunday.“We decided that the audit will be conducted by members of Commission III overseeing development and environment, because members of other commissions are currently taking part in a four-day orientation program in Bandung, West Java, so they are unable to handle the task,” he said.The audit team, he said, would assess the worthiness of the building and supervise the reconstruction process while making sure the ...



2019-11-01 07:00:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/11/01/bogor-building-collapses-only-months-after-inauguration.html