Prior to her research, there was little known information about pandan. Locally, 20 out of the 450 species of this monocot plant grow abundantly in the country. Ordinarily, pandan leaves are used by locals in preparing sweet delicacies and beverages due to its sweet aromatic scent.
In most occasions, you may find pandan leaf inside steamed rice pots.
Bringing the mountain to Mohamad. This is exactly what the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) has done in regard to bringing S&T information to the grassroots. Through the Science and Technology Academic Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks or STARBOOKS, DOST reached places that had limited S&T information resources nor Internet connection.
STARBOOKS is the country’s first digital library with hundreds of thousands of S&T information content. Developed by the DOST’s Science and Technology Information Institute, STARBOOKS recently celebrated another milestone.