That's very beautiful ! Was it halong bay orGuilin ?
hehe, you thought it was Halong Bay or Guilin??
Eh .. At this juncture , I only saw two pictures and I don't think that was overseas. It seems gunung tempurung to me in Ipoh...lol. However , the two pictures really nice and its nature natural beauty with a lake surrounded by limestones hills. I hope to go there during CNY. You photography skills not bad too. What you took it with ? Your phone ? Hahha
hehehe, the first photo can be quite a disguise huh?? you were born in Ipoh and you should recognise this place as Ipoh, haha.. yeah, i took that photo with my phone, who the hell wanna bring along bulky camera now??
Ahhh... So it's really Ipoh but I don't think it's Gua tempurung, could be some place around gunung rapat area. Most of the pomelo plantation are located there. Yeah , you can find big pomelo (and sweet too) over there. I remember during CNY in the past, I always get some big and sweet ones to my dear wife ( then still girlfriend ) and score lots of points with my in laws... Muhahaahhaha!My dad knew someone working there and i always get the good ones but not now anymore la. Hahha
yeah.. i don't actually know the place, but it is near my friend's place and he stays around Gunung Rapat and Tambun area.. it's just nearby the PLUS highway, so you roughly know the place??
Yeah , those in picture H are hu lu, where Chinese exorcists or monks in the movies used it to capture ghosts or wuxia swordsman use it to fill water or wine to drink. Hahha... I still don't know what it is used for besides as religious item , when it is still ripe and decorative as well as to fill water when it's dried and treated.
besides those you mentioned, you forgotten that it can be used to store medicine?? hehe..
Ipoh do have lots of natural beauty and it's sad that the authorities didn't do enough to promote it , besides the sunway lagoon resort. Much can be done to it like running trail along the pictureque surroundings , naturopathy medical centre, more resorts , parks and etc. Despite some developments , it's stil not well developed yet.
yes you are right.. i think Ipoh is very beautiful with those mountains and waters..
Where is this place ya? Looks like somewhere in Perak, forget what's the place name, but saw lots of people went recently, they call it like 世外桃源...wait, be back on further comments.
nope, it's not the 淸心嶺 in your mind.. but i think since the both are in Ipoh, actually they share the same mountains and water?? haha..
Morning Morning...You're in Ipoh is it?
OK, after seeing the photos and read them. You're in somewhere around Ipoh area. I have no idea where is it but is truely a great experience on your Christmas holiday. Something different and it is away from busy town. Hopefully you got yourself mosquito repellent.
Aiks... I belum comment habis, accidentally click "plubish".Just to add on: This aunty Angeline very worried if go this kind of places. Not to say I don't like to go. Just for precaution adn safety. I went hiking, camping and stayed with my grandma in kampung before. I'm use to the environment too. I like every morning I wake up, the cooling weather is so nice.
Good morning folks, come beck here to see the mountains, water, greens, chickens and fruits. Early in the morning already stress up! Your post of 绿野仙中 makes me feel better this early morning. Keep looking at photo A, B & C. I wish I can go up to the observatory deck from PHOTO I because...I need some fresh air!!!
yeah, i was in Ipoh during Christmas and went to this place where my friend's farm is.. no worries, the place is quite safe in the day and we have our friend to take care of us, hehe..
A This picture got a bit like China, those Guilin or Yunnan, I haven't been to neither of those, but heard is like this. The lake is peace like a mirror, can see the mountain shadow reflects on the surface of the lake.
yeah, the first photo also can 呃得下人 hor?? that's my purpose to use that as the first photo mah, hehe~~ :p
No wonder see that you have been 'quiet' in blogging, i was thinking, you might be on a trip...
quiet meh?? i still have posts published at my normal pace and i also drop by all your posts to drop comments, i have not been absent at all, haha!!
No jumping pose of you like what TM did, hehe...
don't want lah, later i fall into the water :D
Huh? I thought pepper plants only exist in Kuching. Jakun me...Loofah and luffa is different. You should Google for loofah and study it more extensively, hahaha!!
pepper plants not only exist in Kuching lah, you should Google for pepper plants and study it more extensively, hahaha!!eih, share your knowledge about loofah and luffa to enlighten us lah~~
See explanation #3.http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Loofah
B This place is indeed very beautiful like oversea, but I wonder how's mobile connection there? Hahaha, I guess I'm that kind of person can't live without internet, maybe can ya, but not for long. I remember the place something like this 世外桃源 place last time, the connection was bad...and the worst is only my mobile line is like that, my brother in laws one all were so good=.=
nope nope nope, it's not that 淸心嶺 you are thinking of, but looks similar lah because they are all around the same area mah..
Back to nature it seems. Very nice green scenery. I like the way the pomelo hangs on its branch. But I'm not sure of the whereabout in Ipoh.
i am not too sure, but my phone recorded the location of the photos as Hulu Kinta.. and it's actually somewhere around Gunung Rapat and Tambun nearby PLUS highway if not mistaken..
Awesome! I always think a visit to a farm is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. It would be good if there are more available nearby enough so that more common folk can visit and appreciate our food source and the hardwork that goes with the food on our table.I was thinking perhaps your friend may just want to focus more on vegetables than on lobsters? Thanks for the tour, SK. Very nice!
oh yeah, i never expected the farm is so beautiful, or at least in the photo that i "skilfully" shot, hahaha!! it is just a very initial stage for my friend in his venture, he shall see how it goes.. :)
Wow! This place is really beautiful. I love this place. It is indeed calming, relaxing and peaceful place to go. Good for you, especially you are staying in a very busy city. I am sure you have a fantastic and special Christmas by going to this place with all your best friends.
Your friend owns this farm. Oh my! It is so nice of him to invite all of you there for holiday. Then, were you guys staying in the farm too? Your friend will have a very promising future for investing in farm and plantation. Good luck to your friend.
Picture A: I thought this place is in China, the view is so nice. Picture B: It still doesn’t look like in Malaysia, it is like a village in Hong Kong. Picture C: Didn’t SK and friends mandi beramai- ramai in the stream? It must be very cooling to do so.
Picture D: Now only I know black peppers and white peppers are from the same peppers before being processed different. Thanks for sharing the info. Picture E: Passion fruits are grown like grapes eh! Now only I know. Picture F: This pomelo looks so juicy and big. Why SK no pick one to bring home?
Picture G: Loofah? It looks like cucumber la! Picture H: I don’t know what the plant is too. The shape of this gourd is so cute. Picture I: This deck is so cool. I would sure climb up if I were there. It must nice to watch from the top of the deck. The place looks so romantic to me. It reminds me of Tarzan and Jane.
Picture J: Those chickens are so fat and lively. They are really well fed. Picture K: When you friend has successfully grown those lobster, next round you can have lobster meal, black pepper chicken chop, passion fruit ice blended, pomelo dessert, loofah soup and many more delicious dishes during your stay. Don’t forget to bring me and all other loyal spammers, especially the king of spermmer.
yeah, though it was just a short couple of hours there, but there are many things new to me and i also learn from my friend about the different plants..aiyah, old uncle already still want to mandi-manda in the stream?? haha, actually it didn't look safe to me also.. and of course cannot take people's pomelo lah, you know one pomelo can be quite expensive leh, it will be so paiseh to take any.. :p
Photo A: Now I agree that photos often played the most important factors to lure me to visit that place, no matter how far the location could be. Now this mountain side photo of yours is breathtaking with the clear blue and bright skies with the tranquil looking lake below. At one glance, I really thought you went to Guilin or Yunan or Halong Bay but that very dark green looking lake below is definitely Malaysia lah! Muahahahaha. Perhaps you should have armed yourself with the special filter lenses that could make your lake looking more bluish and crustal clear like how all the professional photographers snapped the shots to fool the tourists. So how many days did you spend there? 4 days 3 Nights!!!
that is why i purposely chose this photo as the cover, and let everyone mistaken i have gone to Guilin, hahaha!! that's a good suggestion to color the lake a little more blue, but aiyah, i can do programming but not photoshop :D
Photo B: How nice if you wore a wide straw hat with torn singlets and kayuh a sampan in that lake. It would look like a fisherman trying to catch fishes at Yangtze Kiang River. WakakakakaSo many coconut trees with swaying palm branches would easily show that it is somewhere in SE Asia like Perak, Lopburi or Myanmar lah. I noticed the China's lake often had other trees lining the sides.Thambee, you can try to send your photos to National Geographic to get nominated for some Menglembu Awards!!!
i will send my photos to National Geographic and immediately they will trash my photo away, hahaha, better don't make a shame of myself :D
Photo C: Wow! There is a running stream across your friend's farm and that is extremely very good feng shui. Your friend will have abundance of money running his way and not forgetting windfalls too. Most plantation owners and farmers are always worried about obtaining fresh water daily to water their crops. Everything else is less important besides the ample water supply. I would also rear fresh water tilapia fishes by creating small man made lakes for them.
i don't think my friend takes water from that stream.. it's actually public and there are many other farms within that area..
Photo D: Anay is quite shocked to learn that black and white peppers come from the same trees! I thought they looked different in texture and colour to believe that there are several types of pepper trees. Thanks for educating me!I like to eat both types of ground pepper as they serve to enhance the food flavours differently like the black pepper has stronger taste and aroma. This is the first time I am seeing the pepper trees which looked neat and tall with small leaves. You should have taken close up shots of the ripened pepper on the trees to show jakun readers like me.
yeah, i was enlightened when my friend told me that.. they dry the pepper under the sun, and when it turns black it is black pepper.. when they peel off the black skin, then it is white pepper.. it's just the processing..
Photo E: These passion fruits have gained popularity in our country over the last 20 years after many nutritionists discovered the abundance of vitamins and good supplements found inside these fruits. Suddenly these unwanted cheap fruits became a big demand which caused the price soaring up. These fruits serve as a good option for those important pomegranate which are sold at bomb prices!My friend told me that it is very easy to grow them and needs little supervision and simple watering will do. Thambee can grow them in his big garden and let them wind their way up to your bedroom windows lah. Every morning, you can wake up and pluck satu biji harvest to squeeze into your mouth! Healthy dei..!!
hmmm, you are right.. it seems like this fruit has a very low cost of planting and yet it is sold so much more expensive in the market.. Anay should venture into this business dei..
Photo F: Waaah you went there to play with the Lor Yau fruits. On seeing these pomeloes, I would have guessed that you went all the way to Menglembu which has become a famous place for farmers to grow ground nuts and pomeloes. Hordes of tourist cars could be seen daily at these road side stalls near the farms to sell their pomeloes. I love to eat these pomelo fruits but too lazy to peel them. These pomelo trees are really cash crops as the fruits could be sold and the leaves could be used to wash our bad lucks away beside being manufactured into “Pomelo Leaf” water to purify our altar and homes.
aiks!!! now you remind me that i have forgotten to take some of the leaves to go home!! how could i??!!
Photo G: I just ate these fried lufah dish at the Fareed's mamak shop near my office today. They are so bitter but very healthy with rich anti-oxidants to prevent cancerous cells from spreading. I always enjoyed seeing these vegetable crops hanging down like cucumbers from far distance. I heard that Vietnam is famous for this lufah plantations as it is very easy to grow.
Photo H: Now this is interesting to learn a new word today – Calabash! I always called it Hulu Gourd which is good ornaments for better feng shui. I had never heard about chefs using this calabash to cook something. So how to eat them besides using it as a water container since the ancient times????. Those voodoo experts and shamans would use this to catch ghosts.
Photo I: I love to climb up these observatory decks to look out for pirates and enemies from faraway before they launch attacks. I thought this one looked like a nice tree house with the creepers growing and winding its way up. Kids would love this play while Thambee & Anay can sit inside to drink the tarek and eat roti chanai with extra paneer sauce! BTW what is the height of that observatory deck as you didn't snap the photo showing the full height.
Photo J: Kiok! Kiok! Kiok! I see chickens and hear them clucking away. I didn;t know how to see these nice looking chickens until today. Their colours really looked the same shades of lighter brown and certainly have this healthier aura. How come your friend didn't follow the Thailand's style where the famous tycoon Charoen Pokphand installed air conditioning into the coops so that he could cram more chickens without suffocation that might kill all his poultry. These chickens would be uneasy when the coop gets hot during the day and caused them tension! The meat would taste bad too from unhappy chickens.
Photo K: I have long heard about farmers having difficulties to rear lobsters. One of the factors is the quality of the fresh water and its temperature must be chilly at all times. Usually I caught fresh water prawns from rivers or lakes deep inside some jungles where there was little sunlight exposure. If your friend could succeed in his fresh water lobsters breeding, he will become a real millionaire very soon. There is a great demand now from restaurants in overseas as the ocean nowadays are getting so polluted that lobsters swam elsewhere from their usual areas.Hey, I am talking like an expert but I am not one. Just sharing and spamming only.
i was trying to google for the plant using this photo, and there i learn about this new word Calabash, which is hu-lu we always refer to.. i also do not know how to differentiate a good chicken and a bad chicken, but when i was there, those chicken were really lively and their feathers were really clean and neat, so i guess they were really grade A chicken.. and yes, i do believe the quality and temperature of the water plays one important part for the lobsters..
Your friend is so adventurous to venture into agricultural business, a lot of hard work is needed but can live away from the hustle bustle of the noisy city. You didn't ask your friend what kind of gourd it is on the vine in your photo H? One type of hardshell gourds?
yeah, he has got the interest and that is his motivation for the business.. wish him all the success..
Wow.. I also never been to this place here before in Ipoh and Tambun, looks very interesting... Puts me to shame too.. hahaha..
aiyoh, you were born and live in Ipoh!!! how could you not recognise this place?? hahaha.. anyway, it's somewhere deep into the mountains in Gunung Rapat and Tambun area..
PHOTO A: Mountains, water and greens photo reminds me of Sound of music’s song – The hills are alive with the sound of music....do you know the song? But at a glance look, it looks very familiar to me. Like those mountains I saw from the highway KL- Ipoh -Taiping. How we call the mountains ar – marble mountains? I’ve seen photos from Halong Bay and Guilin… but still not the same lar…is marble mountains I used to see and passed by while on my way back home from South. How you and your friends get there? By car can reach the place, but need someone that really knows the route there, or else a women like me sure sesat jalan out to know where… scary lor. Just like your friend own his own farms and plantations, he should know much better than you guys. Isn’t it or maybe is it use the old road that can reach to Gua Tempurung? I went and pass through Gua Tempurung before but never goes in yet. Along the journey here, it is totally a silent road besides can all the gigantic marble mountains along the road side. For me, as long as the car got petrol, I’m safe. Even getting to the nearest highway toll, also took me quite a distance.PHOTO B: Since you can easily get there, you definitely can captured a nice scene. Wah..during sunset must be nicer, you got take or not? Got fishes inside the pond as well? Very quiet place to relax and enjoy the good quality of fresh air.PHOTO C: Very nice and clear water from the stream. So these days are hot. So nice to dip in the cooling water –eh better not, or else is get polluted. I think this is the main source of water to the farm and its plantations.PHOTO D: Your friend really is a successful farmer. He must have a very spacious area to plant all these. Yes, black pepper and white pepper is from the same species of plant. Only the processes are different for both peppers. That is why the black pepper appearance like “little popcorns” while the white pepper has a smooth and round surface. Recently Kuching salesman sent some to us. It is quite expensive so is worth to have it on your friend’s farm too.PHOTO E: Passion fruit, I like it so much. It reminds me of my previous trip to Taiwan in 2010 – the hotel served passion fruit every day. Some people just take the juice and omit the seeds. For me I swallow all of it – nutritious leh. I found it very fragrant, sweet and yet slightly sour when you swallow it. Many local places around Malaysia have this plantation. But I never seen before how is it planted. So from your photo it grown and swirl like grapes eh? Thanks for the photo, we actually know more from it. If you’re interested, there is a grape farm in Gurun, Kedah. I’ve never been there too. Ask around and see is it your friend owned? Hehehe… just kidding.
PHOTO F: Oh pomelos – Loke Yao. Hey, better don’t pick la. Of course your friend sure got prepare some for all of you. There have so many types of fruits, you call also cannot finish all. Great experience to taste fresh fruits from the farm. So nice leh, do your friend let outsiders or visitors to visit their farms? Got contact number? Maybe we want to visit there one day. Please PM me in FB if possible. No hurry take your time to ask. It is a great outing for family, friends, colleagues and children. One day trip also enough.PHOTO G: Loo Fah pun ade, So as I mentioned before, your friend has a huge farm. Loo Fah comes from squash family too. My mum got the dried type and we used it to wash dishes.PHOTO H: Hu Lu – Calabash – another family from squash family too. I seldom see people east this. Photo taken and it is greenish colour so is still not ripe yet? Or it is another species of Hu Lu. Some Hu Lu I’ve seen is like pumpkin colour. Very nice one. My mum sometimes will bought it for prayers and not meant for for eating.PHOTO I: I think if you all gone up the observatory deck, I bet a nicer view from top right?. So this observatory deck is for what purpose? Bird watching? PHOTO J: Free range chicken as well, I’m sure you’ve observed the chicks too. Oh they are fully fed with worms and wild mulberry leaves from the forest. This is what I called organic. Remember the stream shown in one of your photos. Some farmers actually put artificial chicken feeds which is in the form of liquid in the water and flown to let the chicken drink. How true was that, I’m not sure, but it certainly save some money because they can hire less workers to feed the chicken. Guess this artificial feeds that make the chicken grown mature faster…. Keep to the agriculture people to do research…PHOTO K: Lobster also got. At first I thought there are scorpions. Sorry eh… Never came across black lobsters. Hmm, they can’t survive long eh? Maybe is the water solution that cause the problems. Pity your friend that he need to invest more to explore how to breed those lobsters. Wah next time got chance to eat lor… No need to go Red Lobsters…
Somehow do you take trip to Gua Tempurung? and hor...next time, do spend another hour to visit us in Taiping like Hayley mentioned. Taiping also got nice scenery like what you mentioned on your Christmas short getaway at your friend's place. You can take a stroll at our beautiful lake agrden, sit under raintown trees for shades and we can bring you to Kuala Sepetang - Portwerld for yummy seafood. Could have lobsters or else fresh prawn mantis and crabs are always available. Just ranting lar... please feel free to visit us and don't be phai seh!
yes, this place is exactly by the PLUS highway, my friend told me.. we just went there in the morning, don't think it's good to stay until late evening because there is just one small narrow muddy road without lights..no idea where my friend takes water from, haha, didn't go and ask because i was quite amazed by the many new plants i saw.. but it's just a very initial stage for my friend, now everything is just on trial basis for him, and i think he is still discovering the best direction, so not selling anything yet..did not see any chicks but all were already grown up chickens, haha!! the chicks would be cuter to see anyway.. errr, those lobsters are dying leh, not successful woh..
Next trip I suggest you and your friend to go Pulau Pangkor. If you want to go holiday locally. You can pass by Taiping if you want too. If not then straight to go Throng see ducks, then to Segari to see sea turtle... fun or not? Then on the way to Setiawan, visit Tua Pek Kong temple which is facing the sea view.
My son just told me to keep baby lobsters at pets. Er... no no no. This post reminds me about your friend still struggling to breed lobsters. I still think better not to keep as pet or else I'll be the lobster killer. Lobsters totally different than fishes.
When I looked at the first photo, I immediately thought of China. SK went to China! It is so scenic. Then after clicking the second photo onwards, adoi, not China lah! It's Ipoh! I remember Claire's post where she went to a place in Ipoh that looks macam China.
A : This photo has a very serene and calm scenery. It's beautiful. The greenery, blue skies and calm lake is kind of soothing.
B : Judging from the wooden houses and coconut trees, it could also be a neighboring country.If you had not said it is Malaysia, well, I would still be guessing it is somewhere else.
C : So your friend ventured into agricultural business. It's a tough line and I wish your friend all the best. This reminds me of the show River Cottage which I enjoy very much. Actually I would love to live on a farm.
D : Oh, I have never seen pepper plants before! My grandma told me that the green peppercorns can be eaten as ulam and it is very nice. I wish I could try that but it is hard to find these green peppercorns.
E : I used to live in a government quarters and there was a passion fruit plant. It is a creeper and the flower is very beautiful.
F : Ipoh is famous for pomelo right? But I am not a fan of pomelo. Don't really like it.
G : Oh! There is nothing I love more than looking at hanging loofahs! Or any other hanging vegetables or fruits! Just feel like going out there and plucking and then cooking and eating the loofah!
H : More hanging stuff! I like! Gosh, this labu are all so healthy and to me they are so gorgeous. This one can cook in soup and it is very tasty.
I : I wonder what it would be like to climb up the observatory deck. You can then get a birds eye view of the farm and all its glory. Does your friend come up here at night to observe if there are any animals that come into the farm to curi the vegetables/fruits?
J : Wah! Free range chickens! These ayam kampungs are very tasty. One can cook it fresh after it is slaughtered and the flesh is tender and sweet. I guess your friend can also collect fresh eggs from his chickens. These are happy chickens, not confined in cramped cages.
K : Your friend is also dabbling in aquaculture and I understand that it is quite a tough field. These creatures are sensitive and there are a few parameters to control before they can be successfully cultivated. I hope your friend will eventually make headway with this mini lobster farming.
So you spend one whole day at the farm? Did you get to eat a meal there and savor the fresh vegetables and chicken?
By the way, does your friend do homestay? Maybe that would be another source of income, perhaps later on when his farm is more established.
Suddenly I thought of monkeys. hah..hah... So far from the photos I saw, there are gourds, pomelo, passionfruits and mini lobsters. Are there any other vegetables and fruits. Got any durian, rambutans, bananas? Usually when there are fruits, the monyet-monyet will come calling like at my parent's house in Terengganu.
haha, yeah, purposely use the first photo to tipu tipu a bit, i know the second and third photo sure can tell it's somewhere local already, haha!!just spent a couple of hours in there, it's not that big a farm but enough of new stuffs to impress me, haha.. my friend's mother is doing homestay business, not in the farm but in their residential area in Ipoh itself..
Hello!!When I read your title, The Mines (绿野仙中) comes to my mind, LOL! (Ok I know it has nothing to do with your post, just ignore it xD)Picture A, yes yes, very beautiful indeed, can just feel the air is so fresh by looking at the photo.Picture B, actually when I see picture A I already guess it's in Malaysia la, see the sky, blue and white, so 'Malaysian' style, hot! Picture C, wah your friend owns a farm ar? Must be rich! :pThe stream looks kinda interesting. Clean ar? I wonder got any animals in there? Picture D to H, wow, your friend's farm is indeed very nice, so many plantations! I love passion fruit the most! Hard to find here, ask your friend see can come Taiping and sell them here? At morning/night market, hehehe!The pomelo looks so big and the color is so nice! Sure very sweet. But careful, if kena head sure pain, haha!Why did not climb up the deck? Take a photo from up there, I am sure it is nice, from another angle... Very nice of the boss to have an observation deck.Those chickens are healthy? Hmm, don't know, no 研究 on chickens, hehe... Actually your trip is kinda fun, I mean visiting this farm. Better than going shopping mall haha! At least it's way healthier, good for the eyes and mind, and I bet it's free too? Cause it belongs to your friend ma! So you receive many fruits at the end?? :pBy the way, is it near Gunung Lang? And since you went Ipoh, why not spare time to visit Taiping jek? I know la, we aunties no 魅力 to attract you come la... :pBut think about the food here! Kekeke :p
hehe, uncle already leh, plus very hot and sticky with many mosquitoes biting, so did not feel like climbing the deck but to leave ASAP, hahaha!! my friend is still discovering his direction and all these are just very initial trials for him, he is not selling anything now.. and the farm is actually somewhere in Gunung Rapat and Tambun, near the PLUS highway also, so i guess we often see this place when we travel.. :)
Oh, looks like Gunung Lang to me, hehe! Next time IF I go, mention your name can bo? Haha xD
C The mountain stream would reminds me of those elderly would say they used to play around that a lot while they're small. I originally born from KL, serious hardly had that experienced play around the stream seriously. And even if ask me to do so I will always give a pass to that, maybe is since I'm young also not allow to play with water, so I get used to it now...
hmmm, my first glance of the stream is that it's not actually quite safe to play or dip in at all leh..
D Wow, I learned something new today, I didn't even know that, I thought they're plant in different tree. So did you a get chance to see the manufacturing to see how the difference of the process is?
yeah, i was enlightened too.. errr, didn't have a chance to see the processing, everything is still initial stage yet..
Alo me again. Heavenly green farm? what is that? Hahaha thanks for giving option for commenter whether they want click one by one or sekali show all. I coose show all. Much easier to see. Photo #1wah very green and calm wor this place. Mana tempat ni ah? Looks something like the Ipoh Qin Ling place geh. Yes, i do find it beautiful...but if it is a very hot day, i will melt lo . Hahaha ...so beautiful plavce and yet tarak other people kacau snap photo there ka? or you wait till everyone go away then you baru snap this photo? Photo #2Somewhere overseas? Errr...like Vietnam ka or Thailand? Hmm... i still think it is some where in perak....like ipoh punya geh... Not very sure legh. I click at the photo it tarak enlarge so tarak see the houses very clear
Photo 33Darn it...anay is right la. Looking to screen too long not good for the eyes. The stream i thought it was a rocky path. Adui...old liao. wah your friend punya farm ah...got stream some more. The stream water clean or not? can go play water there leh. Water direct from the mountain should be very cool and clear. So many people near my house stopped by the road side collect water that comes down from the hill. I wonder if the same goes to the little stream at your friend's farmHey...was it the same place that you went last year? The one that have paddy field punyaYour friend very daring wor. In this type of economic situation he/she dares to venture into agriculture business. The business depend on luck. But then if do other business also manyak susah nowadays. work till midnight macam orang bodoh for a tiny salary that is not even enough to cover the cost of living. Guess going back to the nature is one of the way gua. Here to wish your friend good business. not easy for to do agriculture business. Have to know a lot of things. Not only just plant whatever tree and put a few chicken and duck there. Aiyo...my simple gardening already made my head ache. If farming, there will sure to be more to do. Pest control, fertiliser, how to grow more at a shorter time. Also depending on trhe market. sometimes susah susah harvest...then the price drop....
Photo #4Yes, I know those are pepper plants. My father-in-law have a plant outside the house. Not that big but then can bare a lot of pepper leh. Am tempted to plant too but then no place for it to climb. So your friend process the pepper himself/herself or sell to others for the second half of the work? I did not know that the white pepper and black pepper is from the same plant. LOL. Tahu makan only me. If not mistaken, many people say Sarawak pepper is very spicy. But i think the soil is the one that affect the spiciness of the pepper . Same goes for Bentong ginger. Hmmm.... at the bottom of the peppercorn plant, can also plant pokok sambilan leh . that is what the gardening group adviced la.
Photo #5 LOL...yes passion fruit plant is a creeper plant. It need support to grow up. The batang not strong enough to hold. wah very fruit full wor. Now many people eating passion fruit coz it have loads of vitamins . But tebalik i dont like. Just like you don't like to eat ladies fingers/okra la. It got like lendir. I don't like that.So which type of passion fruit your friend planting? got few types. Now passion fruit fetch quite good price leh. RM8 RM10 per kg. One kg not much. only have a few biji depending on the size of the fruit.
Photo #6at the risk of sounding like someone...can i hint hint and wink wink ka? aiyo....one of my favourite leh....sooooooooo nice....round round like that. I dont know whether your friend is aware or not. There are customers when during chinese new year or mooncake festival season will go to the pomelo farm to book a whole tree. When the season come, they will go there and pluck the fruit. This way the farmer will have a guaranteed income laMy friend's neighbour did that. Last year gave me one big pomelo. said they went to ipoh farm and pluck punya as they have booked a whole tree.Okay ...time for lunch. continue later ya. wink winkPsss...... is your friend farm near Ipoh tambun. Does your friend welcome visitors? Maybe one of these days can go for visit. What you say?
that was a refreshing place.. reminds me of our province where life is very simple... no buildings just plants and trees and people are keeping themselves busy farming, poultry, fishing and more... if i grow old, i want to live in such kind of lifestyle.
E Is it like big grapes size like that? You called it 愛情果 argh? I was like what is 愛情果, as the direct translate is love fruit, but for passion fruit, we call it 百香果, is that different place has different names?
Picture AWhenever I am back in Ipoh, I always love to check out the limestone hills around, like I am a tourist. This picture is such a beauty with the hill and lake around. It's raw beauty, not yet developed and just remains as it is. Looking at a pix like that helps to calms the mind and I can enjoy a morning chinese tea at the surroundings.
Picture BIf the pictures leads us to somewhere overseas, mostly Thailand or Guilin, picture B looks more local. Yes, this is Malaysia and Ipoh...muahahahha... I love the idyllic surroundings around like the little village's homes there. Not sure if this was an unused pond from those mining days where there was a lot in the Kinta Valley.
Picture CThis place makes a good hiking place, got river, hills and ponds. I wonder if that was Kinta River ? If yes,then you guys are near to the Titiwangsa range! The river seems flowing very strong. Did you guys fish there ?Wah, your friend must be rich, have a plantation there! Anyway, beware of snakes!
Picture DOh..is it? I thought black pepper are different as they are much bigger than white pepper. So, it's still boils down to processing. And, black pepper always seems to be available in western cusines which makes me wonder is that an imported good? muahahahah.. I am so naive and jakun about all these agriculture stuffs!
Picture EAnother jakun me... and same like you too! I thought passion fruit not available locally except Cameron highlands, just like Oranges? hahaha.. The is the first time I heard that our local climate can produce passion fruit... ok .... I am enlightened! Thanks for the info! hahaha
Picture FIf I were you, I will steal that big pomelo home...muahahahaha... Your friend's plantation really very diversified, got so many types of plants and fruits. Must be doing very well.And , again I am always surprise why pomelos only grow well in Ipoh? Must be the water la ... hahahha.. like just hor fun and it's a controlled item, where it can only be planted in Ipoh.
Picture GOh...I got myself wrong in my comments earlier. The loofah served as a sponge to rub or clean stuffs, like kitchen floor. I saw this before, it is hard too when dried. Not sure if its the same as the softer cotton-type which also produced by cucumber-like fruit ?
F eh, I like to eat pomelo leh, especially during chinese new year, super easy to get, but no the taste is nice or not. I always like to peel them nicely then store in the fridge first then eat it later. And I also always like to peel one by one to eat instead of bite the whole thing once...that's why eat until so slow...
It's usually peel out a small portion of it and eat by biting on the juicy isi, like eating a big orange. Anyway, I don't like pomelos , somehow..hahaha
Picture HI wonder what they do with the isi of the hu lu ? I am sure it is dried and the flesh are took out and they treated it to fill water or wine or as decor items.But I also saw some smaller ones that Chinese used for prayers and worshiping. Those, definitely they will throw away after use.
Picture I The obervatory deck is cool and I am sure it is cooling up there! Fancy that your friend built one there, wonder is it for fun or to check things around? Yes, it's nice also with all the greens around, I am sure it's very breezing sitting there. And the shape of the deck also looks like a feng shui 'pak kua' like that.
Picture JWere those kampung chickens? Judging from what you mentioned, it seems they only ate organic food. The chicken must be expensive, unlike those factory types which delivers straight to KFC. The meat should be harder and more nutritious.
Picture KThis friend of yours is very entrepreneur, he even try his hands to rear lobsters, but too bad it seems he doesn't make it yet. Else, I am sure you will have lobsters for lunch...hahaha..That was a nice place and there are really a lot of local produces there. Your friend must be doing well with the business there.
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Good morning skContinued from two weeks ago...hoto FYou so guai ah.. did not picked any pomelo from there. How come ya? Not ripe yet? I guess maybe you are shy to pluck kot..after pluck later sure your friend do not want to accept your money. Paiseh pulak. I like to see those pomelo hanging from the trees. Saw in sekinchan before. Very short tree but full of fruits. One tree can have like 200 fruits according to the boss ther. Hope your friends tree also same la...huat ah... 200 fruits...1 fruit assuming rm10. Got rm2k per tree already. But not easy to tanam . Have tocare for it.
Photo GLuffa? Yes maybe it is. These are when dried up used to cleanthe plates from the serats there. Saw them before but never used. Me bad la..use the metal sponge to clean pots instead of these.
Photo HNotsure also whether it is calabash or not. Might be gourd. Looking at the size..ngum lor ..just nice gor Chinese new year hahaha sure a lot of demand for this gourd.Funny la some old folks. When we plant papaya infront of the house they wil tegur say do not plant that in front of the house. Coz papaya in cantonese is called muk gua. The sound "gua" is a slang for die. Not auspicious. But then. During chinese new year..they buy all these gourds tl decorate the house..also have the sound gua mah though golden pumpkin is kum gua. These are not easy to plant too. Have to have place for it to climb and also sometimes when the birds and bees does not work..wehave to hand polinate the flowers for the gourd to appear. Also it have female and male flowers
Photo IObservatory deck?this means your friend ounya farm got entertain group visitirs also ka? Otherwise why purposely build an observatory deck. Quite big leh. Yes it is nice to have the plants climbing up the pilar. One plus point is that he do not have to keep painting the pillar yearly when the paint come off. The green leaves looks very pleasing to the eyes. Good for the observation deck oillar la but not good to grow for house wall, not because of termites or watr seeping but rather when ones want to do renovaton or anything then it wil be very hard to scrape the plants off. Fpriend aid the root wil hang on the wall very tight.
Photo j.Wah lau eh..now you expert i chicken pulak..lol....color tone this and that. Loks like the chicken there have a beter life than us lo. Mulberry leaves are very good. Make tea nice to drink. You want or not? I can dry some for you. But just put 2 or 3 leaves only la. Coz bitter.Your friend farm sure have a lot of things leh. He must have have hired many workers to care for it. The chicken poo have to be clean daily so that the chicken wil not have any penyakit. Good leh...chicken ooo then can be use as fertiliser yo his farm. Saves a lot of money from buying fertiliser Also if there is any extra chicken poo he can dry it up and sell on ebay or mudah dot come or gardening groups leh. Do not laugh coz avid gardenerwil buy the poo as fertiliser . Tarak bluf you punya
Photo KMak oi...salute your friend...mini lobsters also he trying to farm ah...hmm..i think i know why tak jadi la and why so many die... the pond is too clean. Lol...Shhhh shh..there was a story going arond donkeys years ago that says these mini lobster eats poo.... hence many peple dare not eat these lobster coz geli. But k do not know how true is the story la. Might be envious people trying to sabotage the industry la
Thanks for a tour of your ftiend's farm. One of these days hope can go visit. I think i wil enjoy visiting such farm with my gardening kakis
The first photo looks like in China