The popular Bear Garden restaurant in central Kuching illustrated in the photos below hosts a prolific female Ficus fistulosa fig tree.
This fig tree fruits continuously with ripe figs available year round. Despite the flashing lights and noise of this busy restaurant, every evening the local colony of Short-nosed Fruit bats make constant repeat visits to collect ripe figs.
The Bear Garden restaurant is operated by Leo Biddle and the profits are used to support the Matang Wildlife Rescue Centre.
The Bear Garden restaurant is located on the corner of Jalan Greenhill and Tabuan Road a five minute walk from the Sarawak Museum. See map below.
Photos and information provided by Shavez Cheema and Chun Xing WONG of 1Stop Borneo Wildlife.