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ASE undergraduates blog about their internship with Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Are you familiar with Myristicaceae and Dipterocarpaceae? They are common plant families in tropical rainforests. ASE undergraduate students Aw Yang Cheryl and Soh Sun Yi will know these and other common rainforest plant families quite well by now. They spent four weeks of their December break doing an internship with Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) near Kuala Lumpur (KL) in Malaysia and Pasoh Forest Reserve.
Before heading to Malaysia, they learnt about plant identification from Dr Ngo Kang Min and Dr Shawn Lum at NTU and from botanists at Singapore Botanic Gardens Herbarium. The experience has given them ‘fresh perspectives on tropical forests, forest research work and even trees in general’. Read their blogpost about the internship experience on the Smithsonian-NTU Partnership blog: Field experience trip to FRIM, KL