Saturday, December 12, 2009

past and present

i. the old picture was taken in 1950's. i'm not so sure about the exact year. the location was at the back of the Malay Hostel, Clifford School. but now this hostel has become the school's administration office.
ii. the old picture was taken in 1926 in front of the Malay Hostel.

iii. a group of local people at a Benta cinema in 1955. In 1980's this cinema was demolished and replaced with community hall. Benta is small town located 30 km from Kuala Lipis.

iv. A big flood that happened in 1971. Many places in Malaysia was flooded and Benta was one of the area affected. The old picture shows that the locals rafted along the main road of Benta.

v. A flood in 1971. The bridge is still strong till now.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Parkia speciosa (petai, bitter bean,sataw, twisted cluster bean, yongchaa, yongchaak, zawngtah or stink bean), is a plant of the genus Parkia in the family Fabaceae. It bears long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds the size and shape of plump almonds which have a rather peculiar smell, characterised by some as being similar to that added to methane gas. ( more in wikipedia)

Petai ni memang kesukaan aku. Kalau petai jeruk tu aku ratah je. Tak payah makan dengan nasi. Pernah juga aku makan petai jeruk dengan aiskrim vanilla. Haha!

Berdasarkan kajian, buah petai yang berbintil-bintil pada papannya dikatakan mengandungi kadar protein dan lemak yang tinggi berbanding tumbuhan hutan yang lain, iaitu sebanyak 8 peratus, 11 peratus karbohidrat, 71% air, banyak mengandungi kalsium, fosforus, zat besi, vitamin A, B1, B2 dan C.

Sebenarnya kandungan pemakanan biji petai berbeza mengikut umur dan kesegaran bijinya. Buah petai yang kecut ataupun bijinya tidak membulat mempunyai kandungan khasiatnya kurang. Dalam perubatan tradisional Melayu, biji petai dipercayai berkesan untuk merawat penyakit jantung dan penyakit kencing manis, mencuci buah pinggang, serta untuk mengeluarkan cacing daripada kanak-kanak yang kecacingan.

*minta maaf kepada tiga orang pemberi komen, termasuk pak hashim, kerana komen anda semua saya terdelete.terimakasih atas sokongan dan kunjungan anda ke blog kami.

Monday, November 16, 2009

a bridge too far

a bridge crossing Jelai River that connects the old and new town

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

clifford school

Clifford School as viewed from this bridge.

entrance to Clifford School

list of the principals from 1913 till now


This building was used as a school hostel. But now it is an administration office.

This school was built in 1913. The founder of this school is V.N. Bartlett. He was born in Ceylon and became the first school principal.
In 1928, Sir Hugh Clifford launched this school and this school was named after him.
In Malaysian language it is called Sekolah Menengah Clifford.

Dalam logaht melayu lepih mereka memangil sekolah ini SEKOLAH KELIPAT
Ada juga orang tua-tua yang mengelarnya SEKOLAH BODENG yang bermaksud

I am an ex Cliffordian class of 78(UBI)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

kuala lipis mosque

Sultan Mahmud Mosque, Kuala Lipis

A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. Muslims often refer to the mosque by its Arabic name, masjid.
Sultan Mahmud Mosque can accommodate about 1,500 people (jamaah).

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

bilingual bridge

left: 'you are now crossing over sungai lipis'
right: 'anda sekarang sedang merentasi sungai lipis'- in malay language

this second picture contributed by mr. razak ramli

You can get these bilingual bridges only in Kuala Lipis.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Orang asli's House

Ini rumah suku kaum Semai.Perkampongan ini di Pos Betau,Kuala Lipis.Rumah ini berhampiran dengan jalan raya yang baru menghubungkan Kuala Lipis dengan Cameron Highland.

The Semai are a semisedentary people living in the center of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. They are particularly known for their non-violence. The Semai are horticulturalists who possess a gift economy. They are among the indigenous peoples of Malaysia who have been pushed into the hills and mountains by later, more technologically powerful incoming peoples.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


cempedak tree

cut open to reveal the fleshy pulp inside

Chempedak or cempedak (pronounced "chem-pe-dak"; syn. Artocarpus integer (Thunb.) Merr., Artocarpus polyphema Pers.) is a species of tree and its fruit in the family Moraceae. It is native to southeast Asia, occurring from West Malaysia east to West Irian on the island of New Guinea. It has been introduced to Queensland. The vigorously growing, medium-sized tree can bear heavy crops of fruit once or twice a year. There are many varieties, although few are named. The sausage-shaped fruits range from 22 to 50 centimetres in length and 10 to 17 cm across. The edible arils surrounding the large seeds are yellow, orange or green in colour.

The taste of the fruit is similar to the related Jackfruit and Breadfruit with a hint of Durian. The sweet, juicy pulp surrounds the seeds in a thick layer between the husk and an inedible core. The green skin is thin and leathery, patterned with hexagons that are either flat or raised protuberances like jackfruit skin. The fruit is very popular in its native area, and is becoming so in Queensland. Fritters made by dipping arils in batter and frying in oil are sold in the streets of Malaysia.(wikipedia)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

sugarcane juice

sugarcane has been crushed by using a machine in order to get the juice.
you can get this sugarcane juice infront of MRSM Kuala Lipis. RM1 per cup.

Sugarcane is a form of grass that belongs to Poaceae family. It is native to the regions of the Old World, ranging from warm temperate ones to tropical ones.

the benefits of sugarcane juice:

It might seem like an unlikely suggestion from your dentist, but the juice from sugarcane is actually looked upon as a good way to prevent tooth decay.

Sugarcane has a slight rep for being overly sweet, but there is less sugar from the cane than in a can of soda.

Due to its alkaline nature, it helps to fight cancer. Studies indicate that it has positive activity against prostate and breast cancer cells.

It is valuable in during micturation due to high acidity, genorrhoea, enlarged prostate, cyctitis and nepthritis. For better results, it should be mixed with lime juice, ginger juice and coconut water.

source: americanchronicle

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

rubber trees and the machine to process latex

Natural rubber is made from the sap of the wild rubber tree. The bark of the tree is 'tapped', this means cutting small slits into the bark, so that the white sap, known as latex, drips out and is caught in collecting cups/plastic (picture above).

Tapping of rubber trees is done by hand.

In the past, an acid was added to the latex to make the sap set like a jelly. The latex jelly was then flattened and rolled into sheets (using the machine like pictures above) and hung out to dry by workers.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


The durian (pronounced /ˈdʊəriən/)[1] is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio and the Malvaceae family[2][3] (although some taxonomists place Durio in a distinct family, Durionaceae[3]). Widely known and revered in southeast Asia as the "king of fruits", the durian is distinctive for its large size, unique odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale-yellow to red, depending on the species. (from wikipedia)

Musim durian kat Kuala Lipis sekarang ni. Anak-anak di perantauan apa lagi..meh balik ke Lepih cari durian!! 

Semalam aku makan tiga biji durian kampung. Memang bikin aku sakit perut dan muntah-muntah. Ahh...lepas ni kena kasi bajet sikit masa makan durian tu..

Monday, May 18, 2009

old text book

Jawi was used as a written language.

Jawi is one of the two official scripts in Brunei and Malaysia as the script for the Malay language. Usage wise, it was the standard script for the Malay language but has since been replaced by the Roman script, and Jawi has since been relegated to a script used for religious and cultural purposes. Day-to-day usage of Jawi is maintained in more conservative Malay-populated areas such as Pattani in Thailand and Kelantan in Malaysia. ( read more about Jawi)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

pokok langsuir

Bird's-nest ferns is a common name applied to several related species of ferns in the genus Asplenium. They grow in a tight, nest-like clump with a linguate leaf rosette and are usually epiphytic, growing in trees. Bird's-nest Fern may also be seen growing on rocks and they will grow in the ground, too (click wikipedia or here for more info)

Botanist name:Asplenium nidus.

Pokok Daun Semun (bahasa Inggeris: Bird-nest Fern) atau Pokok Paku langsuir