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)