There are fifteen major sections in the Living Museum of Crop Plants. The theme of the garden, which introduces the agricultural industry, is to demonstrate to visitors the great diversity of Tropical crop plants and how man uses these plants. In a sense, it is also an ethno-botanical garden. This museum has collection of more than 400 species of economic value grouped in accordance to their uses such as medicines, spices and condiments, beverages, oil, fibers, fruits, handicrafts and nuts.
Do you know what type of plant that produces latex for the locals in Borneo before Rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) being introduced in 1976? In the Industrial crops section, one will learn that early Rubber latex from Borneo was actually obtained from a creeping vine, called “Serapit” (Willughbiea sp.). In the Perfume section, are found plants that produce scents or aromatic oils. For example, the flowers of the “Kenanga” tree ( Canaga odorata ), also known as “ylang-ylang” emit a