Saturday, June 7, 2008

Exciting Discovery at Penang Tropical Fruits Farm

During my recent visit to Penang Tropical Fruits Farm, I encountered the following exciting discovery.

The first one is pineapple. It is very common right? But these ones are not. Look at their sizes. Small but very cute. I had not seen like these before. Have you?

The following fruit is also very unique. One of the farm's guides told me that in Malay it is called Buah Lembah. It is a magical fruit the guide told me. I was lucky enough to taste it. The magic is whatever fruit I eat after that even the sour one or water would turn sweet. True enough, the mineral water that I drank after I was given to taste the fruit taste sweet.

The last wonderful fruit that I saw is a banana. But it is not Pisang Berangan or Pisang Awak or Pisang Abu. The guide did mention its type but I forgot now. :)- Someone who knows what pisang is it, please let me know.

Seeing all the above unique and magical fruits has deepened my faith to the Mighty Allah. I hope all my muslim friends and readers will feel the same. Allahu Akbar!

Family Vacation To Penang

Me and my family have just arrived home from a vacation to Penang. We left home on Wednesday morning at around 9 am. We stopped to have our lunch at Sungai Perak R&R. At around two, we arrived at Bukit Mertajam and checked in at the Bukit Mertajam Summit Hotel. I booked and chose the hotel because it is a family type and the price is very reasonable.

After resting a while we started our first visit. We planned to go to the Fisheries Aquarium located at Batu Maung. Unfortunately, it was closed since. Then we went to the War Museum which is located not far from the Aquarium. Actually, it was not in our plan. It turned out to be memorable and fun since we could experience, learn and see lots of the past and history especially during the war of World War II i.e. the Japanese invasion.

The most memorable act that we all did was climbing up the escape tunnel to the top. Even Fahim, my youngest six-year-old son could do it. Besides that the communication tools during that era really fascinated me.