Hibiscus is Malaysia's national flower where it’s locally known as the <i>Bunga Raya.</i> The word <i>bunga</i> in Malay means, "flower", whilst <i>raya</i> in Malay means "big" or "grand". The hibiscus is literally known as the "big flower" in Malay.
Hibiscus species represent nations. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia while Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea.
The red of the petals symbolizes the courage, life, and rapid growth of the Malaysian, and the five petals represent the five Rukun Negara (Malay for “National Principles”) of Malaysia. The flower can also be found imprinted on the notes and coins of the Malaysian ringgit.
We are eager to compile a selection of the beautiful “Hibiscus” all over the world and the most stunning picture will win away delicious 15 piggies while 1st runner up will receive 10 piggies and 2nd runner up will receive 5 piggies. Good luck!
Prize(s): 1 winner of 15 Piggies, 1st runner up of 10 piggies and 2nd runner up of 5 piggies. All winners will receive a special award badge straight to their LomoHomes.
Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated. Please keep in mind of Malaysia’s national flower theme.
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An architect based in Sarawak, Malaysia, Hussein's photographic style is greatly influenced by his love for music and video games. This talented portrait photographer, also known in the community as hoseun, is our LomoGuru of the Week!
Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!
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