Lobiscus is an imagined marriage of Chinese lotus flowers with the hibiscus, Malaysia’s national flower. I especially remember the flowers of Tasik Chini, a beautiful range of interconnecting lakes and lush wetlands. As a family we explored this mystical region by boat with a local guide who told legends of a lost civilization beneath the water.  One lake, blooming with thousands of lotus flowers, was a vibrant floating garden where our guide turned the flowers’ leaves and pods into hats to protect us from the sun.