The classic form with single, bright red flowers, photographed in this case in the grounds of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman
A pinkish-orange variety in the Hibiscus Garden in Chandigarh, India
A double pink cultivar in Chandigarh's Hibiscus Garden
A variety with delicate, pale pink flowers that appear in particularly large numbers, photographed in the Hibiscus Garden in Chandigarh
A variety with a single, reddish-pink flowers, also from Chandigarh's Hibiscus Garden
A pure white variety; this picture was taken in Chandigarh's Leisure Valley Park but this cultivar appears to be relatively common throughout the Chandigarh area as well as various other parts of northern India
A mid-pink variety with a prominent basal blotch, photographed in the town of Lenox in western Massachusetts
On a more personal note, I remember that Hibiscus rosa-sinensis was represented among my parents' collection of house plants when I was very little by two somewhat straggly specimens with red blossoms. My maternal grandmother also usually kept a young plant on the windowsill and her sister, my grandaunt Gertrud, keeps some big old specimens that she overwinters in her little glassed-in front porch and puts on her terrace during the summer. In any case, I wish everyone in Malaysia a very happy Independence Day, and I hope you enjoy these pictures!