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Friday, 18 November 2016

Oil Palm Plantation & Wild Plants.

One weekend, we received an early morning phone call from a friend telling us that he and his wife were on the way back to Kopisan, Gopeng for a short holiday and he was looking forward to enjoy Gopeng lai fun, which is noodle made from rice flour. We made plans to meet for breakfast in Kopisan, Gopeng.

My friends reached the eatery earlier than us and by the time we reached the place, our breakfast was on the table waiting for us. After breakfast we drove to his village house. Just opposite our friend's house, there is a small oil palm plantation. It was not fenced and I walked over to take some snapshots. Even though the place was well kept, I was careful and kept my eyes open for any creepy crawlies.
This is an oil palm tree. It was already bearing fruit at this height.
A close up of the immature fruits. 
The matured fruits will be deep orange colour.
Found this wild plant with fruits near where I was standing.
These green ones look like unripe green rambutan fruits.
The plant has pretty leaves.
I looked down and saw these mimosa pudica plants which are considered as weed.
Some of the common names are Sensitive plant, Touch-me-not plant, Humble plant and Shameful plant, 
When the leaves are touched or brushed against, the leaves will fold up. This plant has tiny pink flowers which are very pretty.
Back at my friend's village house, I saw this plants in his neighbour's garden. I took this picture through the chain link fencing.
The leaves from these plants are used for wrapping glutinous rice dumplings. It is a kind of bamboo leaves. We can find these plants growing abundantly on our way up to Fraser's Hill.
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The following photos are also for joining Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.
This photo was taken at the Swiss Garden Resort Damai Laut.
Purplish orchid flowers from the orchid plant hanging together with the Bird Nest fern. Behind is the chain link fence.
Purple bougainvillea flowers from my garden. It is next to the fence.
A closer look of the purple bougainvillea flowers.
 Morning skywatch at 07:33:29 am
 Early morning skywatch at 07:35:37 am.


Remember him before you become fearful of falling

and worry about danger in the streets;

before your hair turns white like an almond tree in bloom,

and you drag along without energy like a dying grasshopper,

and the caper berry no longer inspires sexual desire.

Remember him before you near the grave, your everlasting home,

when the mourners will weep at your funeral.

(Ecclesiastes 12:5, New Living Translation-NLT)

42 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your good fences and skywatch photographs.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have fantastic weekend!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the plants and trees which grow in your part of the world, many i have not seen before.
    Beautiful skies too!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  3. All plants are very interesting, but I like the most bougainvilleas. Regards.

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    1. Thank you, Giga. Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. Magnificas e belas fotografias, gostei bastante.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Such pretty plants and lovely skies.

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    1. Thank you, Lady Fi. Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. I have not seen some of these plants before so it is always a delight to see something new.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. These plants are very common here. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. We are still enjoying the sunshine and some rain.

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  8. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Your purple flowers are gorgeous! Anything you grow thrives!! I have never seen an oil palm. Do they all grow his close to the ground? So different from others. Can the fruit be eaten? We have the mimosa trees here, but I have never touched one. Now I want to but will have to wait until the summer.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. The purple flower is the bougainvillea. The fruits are harvest and oil are extracted for cooking oil and etc. They started fruiting when the tree is still low but later the tree will grow taller. I used to enjoy touching the mimosa leaves.

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  10. Never heard of oil palm before. Interesting!

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    1. Thank you, dear. Over here, oil palm are grown for their oil.

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  11. really beautiful and exotic (to me) plants. love bougainvillea.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  12. It is good to walk around and took snaps in the plantation.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. My friends commented that I take photos of almost everything. Ha ha!

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  13. I love your pics of the various plants. So exotic.

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    1. Thank you, Yogi. Have a lovely weekend!

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  14. Great array of plants here today. I had no clue that Palms had fruit like that. Is it edible? - Love the pretty bougainvillea by your fence.

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    1. Thank you, Ida. The palm fruits are harvest and send to the factory for oil to be extracted for cooking oil and other uses.

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  15. Wonderful photos my dear, I love bougainvillea flowers :-) Have a nice weekend :-)

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    1. Thank you, Alice. Have a nice weekend too!

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  16. That wild plants have such interesting fruit.

    Oo I didn't know 'chang' leaves come from this kind of plant. Somehow thought it'd be a big tree.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. The 'chang' tree will grow quite tall as it matures.

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  17. Beautiful photos. I do miss bougainvillea it grew everywhere in South Africa. Keep well Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Bougainvillea likes hot weather and it is a very hardy plant.

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I also enjoy looking at plants even though I may not know all their names.

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  20. Thank you for sharing all these photos. I like looking at them.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I am glad you enjoyed the photos.

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a lovely day!

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