Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Tapai is made from steamed glutinous rice with an addition of yeast and glucose. The concoction is packed and then incubates to fully fermented prior to serving. Traditionally offered during the wedding banquet, or taken as a snack at home.

Glutinuous tapai is one of our traditional food. This kind of food/snack is very popular in the east coast of Malaysia.

The taste is very sweet.

*aku sebut tapai. ada setengah kawasan kampung di lepih ni panggil tapei(tapir). macam-macam bunyi! haha!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Merapoh Mosque

Merapoh is a small town situated near Pahang-Kelantan border. It takes just 30 minutes of driving from Gua Musang, Kelantan. The residents in Merapoh use Kelantanese dialect in their daily communication. The Merapoh mosque was officiated on 25th of Setember 1985. It is quite a small one and can only accomodate about 200 people performing daily prayers at one time. Despite it's small size, this mosque is well equipped with basic facilities.

Monday, March 15, 2010

PM is coming to Kuala Lipis

Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato` Seri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, was born in Kuala Lipis. He is the eldest of Prime Minister Abdul Razak's six sons.

This Saturday (20th March) he will come to Kuala Lipis to officiate the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development.

The event will be held for three days effective from 19-21st march 2010. Kuala Lipis will be packed with the outsiders from all over Malaysia to celebrate this anniversary.

By the look of the tents, Kuala Lipis is fully ready to welcome other Malaysians to this town.

* sadly i won't be here to capture this historical moment.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

weaver ant - kerengga

(since i don't have a good camera to get a close-up capture of the weaver ants, i took this pic from google image)

the nest

Weaver ants
or Green ants (genus Oecophylla) are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae (order Hymenoptera). Weaver ants are obligately arboreal and are known for their unique nest building behaviour where workers construct nests by weaving together leaves using larval silk. (wikipedia)

Because of their aggressive behaviour, weaver ants are sometime used by indigenous farmers, particularly in southeast Asia, as natural biocontrol agents against agricultural pests. Although Oecophylla weaver ants lack a functional sting they can inflict painful bites and often spray formic acid directly at the bite wound resulting in intense discomfort.

In our language we call the weaver ants as KERENGGA.

*location: smk seri lipis