About Malaysia - National Flower
The five-petaled Bunga raya (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis) has been Malaysia?? national flower since 1960. Symbolically, the five petals of the bunga raya represent the ??ive Principles of Nationhood????Malaysia?? national philosophy in strengthening national unity and tolerance -- while the red colour represents courage. The flower can be found throughout the country and parts of the Bunga raya?? shrub have medicinal and cosmetic uses.