Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following establishments and individuals outside who have generously supported the successful organisation of various facilities and activities in the Rimba Ilmu. 

Donations and Grants 



 

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Ms Norsham Yaakob

For providing saplings of various species of trees for planting in the garden (2011).

Mr Lee Nam Fook 
For providing plants of  Spathoglottis ‘Rimba Ilmu’ for the Conservatory (2008). 

Coca-Cola Malaysia
For donation of labels for the Rimba Ilmu (2008).

Puan Angela Hijjas 
For donation of a plant for the Conservatory (2008).

Mr Tan Kui Seng 
For providing for providing a palm for the palm area in the garden (2007). 
CLARINS-MALAYSIA  
For donation of labels and plants for the Rimba Ilmu. 
BGCI-HSBC "Investing in Nature" 
Small Grant for Establishing a collection of aroids in 2005-2006. 
DHL  
For a grant towards establishing a conservation collection of Malaysian forest trees (2004). 
Puan Angela Hijjas 
For donation of plants and planting materials (1999-2004) and sponsoring membership in the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) (2004-2006). 
Mr James J. Kingham 
For endowments towards a special arboretum of Malaysian forest trees in the Rimba Ilmu (2001-2004). 
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) 
For grant support towards establishment of a new Bambusetum in the Rimba Ilmu (2000-2003). 
Mr Tang Fook Leong 
For a generous book donation to the Reading Room (2004) and a donation of plants to the Conservatory (2000). 
The Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects 
For a grant to publish Guidebooks Nos. 1 and 2 (1997), Guidebook No. 3 (2001), and garden brochures. 
Natural History Publications (Borneo) and Datuk CL Chan 
For a donation of artwork for the Rain Forest exhibition (1997); publications for display and for the Reading Room (2001-2005); and plant material for the Conservatory (2000-2005). 
Mr Tan Kui Seng 
For providing two large specimens of Borassus flabellifer, the lontar palm, for the front area of the Rimba Ilmu Building (2002, 2003). 
Dr Tung Heng Fong 
For donation of plant physiology journals to the Reading Room (2003). 
Mr Lee Nam Fook 
For donation of plants and planting materials for the Conservatory (2000-2005). 
En Nazarudin Haji Ujang 
For donation of plants for the Conservatory (2000, 2003). 
Dr Lim Sian Tiong 
For contribution of orchid specimens in the Conservatory (2002). 
Mr & Mrs Rajendran Krishnan 
For donation of plants for the Conservatory (2000-2003). 
Mr Vincent Yap 
For contribution of orchid specimens in the Conservatory (2002, 2003). 
Mr Dan Chong 
For contribution of plant material to the Conservatory (2003). 
Mr Stephan Yap 
For contribution of plant material to the Conservatory (2003). 
Mr Alan Chan 
For contribution of plant material to the Conservatory (2003). 
Mr V. Elango  
For donation of plants (2000-2003). 
Nova Blooms 
For donation of aquatic plants for display (2002, 2003). 
Mr Khairul Anuar Zakaria 
For donation of plants including bamboo material (2000-2003). 
Mr Markku Hakkinen 
For donation of plant materials (2002, 2003). 
Mr Yuan Yoon Keong 
For special logistical and financial support during the initiation of the special arboretum project in Rimba Ilmu (2001/2). 
Mr Ong Chye Lye 
For donation of plants and logistical support during initiation of the special arboretum project in Rimba Ilmu (2000-2001/2). 
Mr Herman Ganapathy 
For donation of aquatic plants towards special collections (2001) and assistance in establishment of display tanks for Cryptocoryne (2002). 
Rainforest Medical Foundation 
For logistical support towards staging the travelling exhibition "Rainforests for Health" in Malaysia (2001). 
SC Johnson 
For special financial and material support during Nature Art Week (2001). 
Shell Malaysia 
For a donation in support of the Environmental Education Programme (2001). 
Mr David Wong 
For donation of plants (2001). 
The Edinburgh Botanical Garden 
For a donation of journals (2001). 
Ms Jran 
For a donation of material for the Reading Room (2000-2001). 
Mr Chong Ngan 
For donation of plants for the Conservatory (2001). 
Mr Peter Wong 
For donation of plants for the Conservatory (2001). 
World Wide Fund for Nature - Malaysia 
For donation of posters (2000-2001). 
Jabatan Lanskap Negara 
For a donation of trees (2000). 
AVIS Rent-A-Car 
For a donation of trees (2000). 
The David Shepherd Conservation Foundation, U.K. 
For donation of special poster prints for fund-raising (2000). 
Mr Keshin Visahan Kunabalan 
For a contribution to the Environmental Education Fund (2000). 
Mr Tan Inn Siang 
For contributions to the Environmental Education Fund (2000, 2004). 
En Sujak Sukimin 
For a contribution to the Environmental Education Fund (2000). 
Mr Cedric Gan 
For presentation of special environmental cartoon pieces to the Rain Forests and Our Environment exhibition (2000). 
Mrs Khaw Siok Hooi 
For donation of plants and planting materials (1999-2000). 
Datuk C.K. Lim 
For donation of palm specimens (2000) 
TrEES (Treat Every Environment Special) 
For donation of programme material for nature education (1999-2000). 
The British High Commission 
For the donation of computers & audio-visual equipment (1999). 
CCM Fertilizers Sdn. Bhd. 
For a donation of fertilizers (1999). 
The Malaysian Nature Society 
For a donation of past journals (1998). 

Voluntary assistance 



 

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The Rimba Ilmu is grateful to the many volunteers who have kindly assisted in one way or another in helping out in the garden over a number of years. 

Use of Photographs for Website 



 

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Mr E. Minoura, Mr Alan Ng, Ms Agnes Loh, Ms Teresa Wong, Mr I.S. Shanmugaraj, Dr L.G. Saw, Mr C.L. Chan, Tengku D.Z. Adlin, Mr Neal Nirmal, Mr Rajendran Krishnan, Mr W.M. Poon, Mr Ooi Chooi Seng, Ms Melor Ismail, Malaysian Nature Society, Dr M Sugumaran, Mr F.L. Tang, Mr R. Kon, Mr Zahid Mat Said, Mr Jamirus Jumian.

Website Design 



 

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The original Rimba Ilmu website was designed and developed by K.H.Leong, a Rimba Ilmu Volunteer, in April-May 1999.

Website Maintenance & Development 



 

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The University of Malaya's Information Technology Centre have expeditiously provided the support necessary for hosting of the website through the university system. We are grateful to its Director, En. Faharudin Hassan, and staff members Mr Yoo Sang Nge, Puan Siti Norzaihan Shamsuri and En. Muliadi Salleh. En. Khairuddin Haji Itam and Prof Haji Mohamed bin Abdul Majid were instrumental in establishing the equipment set-up necessary for the original website, with technical support provided by Mr Ng Teng Hong and Mr Thanaraj Kanapathy.