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Bunga Raya – The Malaysia National Flower Rumble! ended over 2 years ago

Hibiscus is Malaysia's national flower where it’s locally known as the Bunga Raya. The word bunga in Malay means, "flower", whilst raya in Malay means "big" or "grand". The hibiscus is literally known as the "big flower" in Malay.

Photo by nigelk

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!

Details:

  • 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.
  • Upload Limit: 10 photos
  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px in either width or height.
  • Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)

written by eva_eva

12 comments

  1. adzfar

    adzfar

    Nice comp!

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  2. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    @nigelk :D

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  3. kwakken

    kwakken

    i hope I have enough time. There are lots of it here in Philippines.

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  4. cutebun

    cutebun

    Hard to find Hibiscus in Kuching

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  5. nicx

    nicx

    I have 3 bushes in my garden - will get on the photographing ASAP

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  6. hanibale

    hanibale

    :)

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  7. buckshot

    buckshot

    I was lucky enough to already have two hibiscus shots in my home, here http://www.lomograph(…)os/14120798 and here http://www.lomograph(…)os/14120839 Hope the judges like them! :-)

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  8. lomo-chef

    lomo-chef

    wohhh nice comp:)

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  9. lomo-chef

    lomo-chef

    wohhh nice comp:)

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  10. lilithmoon

    lilithmoon

    Love the hibiscus! It's my favorite flower! ^^

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  11. luiggiox

    luiggiox

    In Peru, hibiscus is called "cucarda" :D My grandmother used to grow the yellow and orange ones...
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  12. litumai

    litumai

    OMGGG i have lots of pics of this flower... guess i just found out too late about this rumble =(

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