Straits rhododendron (Melastomaceae), or "senduduk" in Malay, was in full bloom
at the time we visited the forest park. The bushy plants were growing
abundantly beside the massive concrete-and-steel suspension bridge on the Kuala Lumpur
side of the park. I was somewhat surprised by the pale colour of the flowers because
the flowers that I had previously seen were a
deeper shade of purple.