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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A DAY TRIP TO KAMPUNG KOH & LUMUT, PERAK #4

Today's post will be the last of my day trip to Kg. Koh & Lumut.

The restaurant that we took our lunch is located just next to an oil palm plantation. While waiting for our food, I took the opportunity to snap some photos.
These are young oil palm trees and have not started fruiting yet.

Found this plant near our table.

This is a Bird-nest fern (pokok langsuir or pokok daun semun).

After our visit to Lumut, we stopped at a shop to buy some dried seafood stuff.

Dried fishes in plastic bags hanging in the shop.

Trays of dried anchovies of different sizes and prices.

Dried cuttlefish or squids.

Dried shrimp. These dried seafood were attracting a lot of houseflies.

There were trays and trays of salted fishes of different varieties and sizes.

Pickled and dried foodstuffs.

Bought a packet of mergui salted fish. This packet costs MYR 12.50 (3.46 USD).

I usually cut this into slices, deep fried and eat with porridge or pound after deep-frying and sprinkled over blanched bean sprout (taugeh).

Bought a bottle of pickled onion MYR 7 (1.94 USD). We love this.

We found these too sweet and they needed to be rinsed and soaked in filtered water, refrigerated before eaten - very crunchy and appetizing.
Mangrove trees at Taman Paya Bakau

After Lumut, we made a last stop at a Mangrove Swamp tourist attraction called Taman Paya Bakau which was on our way back to Ipoh. I have been here once when it was newly opened but then I didn't take any photos.
My female friend is terrified of monkeys so she stayed in the car. Both men stayed behind and waited for me in the car. My main purpose was to take a walk on the bridge and to take some photos of the mangrove swamp.
But the moment I walked past the entrance, I saw monkeys on the bridge, monkeys on the railing and monkeys on the trees! They were having a feast of fruits and biscuits brought there by visitors.

When I saw the monkeys, I held on tight to my mobile phone. These monkeys are known for snatching things from visitors but of course, this time they were too busy with their food. The smart adult monkey took the plastic bag of biscuits and it knew how to tear the wrappings from the biscuits.
This is a mama monkey with her baby clinging to her chest. I abandoned the walk down the bridge because there were too many monkeys around and I wouldn't want to risk having my spectacle snatched by one of them. It happened to me once many years ago, but it was my friend's pet monkey and the spectacle was later returned to me still in one piece.
This is a nice place but there is no supervision of visitors bringing food for the monkeys. The plastic were strewn everywhere by the monkeys and in time to come, the place will be filled with rubbish.

Throw away your money! Toss it out like worthless rubbish,

for it will have no value in that day of wrath.

It will neither satisfy nor feed you,

for your love of money is the reason for your sin.

(Ezekiel 7:19, The Living Bible-TLB)

28 comments:

  1. Seeing the monkeys makes me think of MacRitche Reservoir, hehehe....

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    1. This time the monkeys have increased in numbers.

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  2. What a lovely place to visit and enchanting to see all the monkeys. What a shame about the rubbish.

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    1. Yes, feeling sad over the rubbish problem.

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  3. You are brave to walk amongst all those monkeys and I agree with you that the place will soon be full of rubbish.
    That's a large variety of dried fish. I've never ate dried fish. I've had some salted, fresh or frozen. Not too fond of houseflies on the food though. It's a totally different than what we are accustomed to but very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Houseflies are not good. These dried food stuffs needs to be washed properly before cooking.

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  4. I would be terrified on monkeys. They can be very cheeky and disturb you.

    The place is nice to visit despite the monkeys lingered around.

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    1. I only saw a few monkeys on the tree on my 1st visit. Now they have multiplied and more daring.

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  5. the monkeys are neat to see, but daring, i am sure. :) dried fish products sound like a good way to buy them, but the flies would not be good. :)

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    1. These dried seafood stuffs attracted a lot of flies. They need to be washed properly before cooking.

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  6. Oh how I love to look at pictures of these exotic locations. Makes me dream.

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    1. Hi Vanessa, I always enjoy visiting such places.

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  7. Wow, so many monkeys monkeying around. Wise not to venture further since sometimes monkeys will attack humans. Sometimes I order salted fish pork slices stirfry with onions when I eat out at dai chow shops. Your salted fish looks well packed to ensure your car does not smell of salted fish.

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    1. Mun, the packing of salted fish was air-tight and there was no smell at all.

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  8. How lovely, Nancy! The monkeys are so cute! :)

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    1. Hello Linda, they are cute but they can be very daring too!

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  9. I love your first picture of the young palm, and that is my favorite today!! Beautiful. We have NO palm trees here! Wow, monkeys just hanging out! Little bandits, too. Do they ever jump on people? I would be a bit nervous walking through them. No, a LOT nervous!!

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    1. So far haven't seen them jumping on people but they were known to snatch things from people. I was also a bit nervous, thinking of my spectacle and my mobile phone.

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  10. Nice crowd of monkeys on the bridge, but also a little dangerous if people something snatch from the hands. Regards.

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    1. I think when the monkeys are in great numbers, they can be dangerous.

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  11. Ooh monkeys are dangerous especially if there are too many of them. Good move to leave the place.

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    1. Stacy, I too sensed the danger so I quickly exit.

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  12. Hello, I love the pretty palms. And the monkeys are so cute..Looks like a nice place to visit. Have a happy day!

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    1. Hi Eileen, actually it is a nice place to visit, only thing its there are too many monkeys, not feeling safe.

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