Monday, April 03, 2006

Coconut Trees (Balik Pulau)

These snapshots were taken during in Balik Pulau end of March.

Peaceful and quiet village. The road is empty and not many vehicles moving around, in comparison with the busy roads in cities. I like to see the scenes of coconut trees along the village road.

The tall coconut trees sway in the village. Coconut trees are seen everywhere along the road.

Coconut trees again . Coconut trees are symbolic trees of tropical countries..

View taken from the car. Don't worry, I'm not driving. I'm not like unker , who can drive and snap photos at the same time :D

Coconuts.. My favourite drink. By the way, this picture was taken somewhere else - in Botanical Garden. The coconut drinks here are more expensive than other places cos Botanical Garden is one of the tourist spots. It is refreshing to drink young coconut drinks in hot weather. Slurp !!

27 comments:

Selba said...

Really nice view, so clean.. so peaceful.. I'm wondering, do the monkeys or people who climb up the tree and pluck the coconouts?

Chen said...

selba,
very quiet and peaceful kampung life :) I have no idea who did the coconut plucking in this village :)

In certain areas elsewhere, they pluck the coconut manually, I mean climbing up the tree.. whilst in other places, they have monkeys to do the job :)

Cynthia said...

cool! We dont get the fresh coconut juice here..only those in pack imported from Thailand. *sigh*

a^ben said...

Ben was here on a peaceful night in kch~ lols ;)

sbanboy said...

Ayo how come whatever you put on ur blog ... I also like .... well I guess there will be no prob going out for makan when I visit you in Penang later .... hehe

carcar said...

wow coconut is also my favorite!

i love a very cold coconut drinks in a hot afternoon! or after some spicy seafood! yummylicious!

i also want to post about coconut! hehe :)

Chen said...

cynthia,
Too bad.. Remember to drink more coconut water when u balik kampung time ;)

a^ben,
Hi :) I remember the good old days drinking coconut water while eating seafood in Kuching :)

sbanboy,
I guess.. "Great Mind Thinks Alike" ?

carcar,
another coconut lover?
*Hi-5*

u also want to post about coconut? Great.. we have "coconut party" then :P

Thao said...

I love coconut drinks a lot, every time I am back home, I drink coconut every day ;-). Also with coconuts, we can cook many delicious dishes

Chen said...

thao,
Drink coconut everyday when u r back home? I presume u have a coconut tree at the back of your house? :)

Daniel Yiek said...

I heard there's a restau called End of the World in Penang. Seafood, I think. See whether you can snap some pics next time. I hv always wondered what it looks like. Maybe closed down already.

Chen said...

Daniel,
I had seafood there (End of the World) several years back (fresh shrimps, fresh crabs, fresh fish.. delicious). The restaurant was located at the end of the winding route next to the fishing jetty. I heard that the restaurant was closed down few years back...

Alicia said...

hmm kampung view.. i think my hometown has got alot of these views.. xD buden hor.. i'm lazy to go out and snap pics hehe...

clemen said...

sbanboy said,
....well I guess there will be no prob going out for makan when I visit you in Penang later .... hehe

visit chen only ar??? how about me??????? m so jealous, hurt....leh :) hehehehe

m a coconut water lover.

Winn said...

somehow i think those monkeys in botanical garden like to drink coconut juice

A Fellow Traveler said...

balik pulau is nice n tranquil. i hv a fren staying there - they all know one another there...like a small community.

yea! lets makan makan in penang...yay! can't wait.

Kristopher said...

so nice... must go to penang to go see see and eat eat next time .. :)

WOW..now everybody post coconut liaw ahh..must post coconut also... hehehe

Chen said...

alicia,
haha.. I guess that is the norm. Everytime when we balik kampung, we will prefer to rest @ laze at home ;)

clemen,
Aiyak :D Sbanboy in trouble now for hurting Clemen, kekeke.. So in return, he has to belanja us all coconut drinks... ;)

Winn,
Wow... great... u can read their mind as well ;)

Chen said...

a fellow traveller,
when r u coming back to Penang for makan-makan? ;) what's your favourite? Penang Assam Laksa? :D

kristopher,
now is the COCONUT "season" :D
let's go "nuts"...

agus said...

What were you doing 'di sebalik pulau'? I think I had dinner there with my sister and brother in law.

Coconut trees look nice.

Chen said...

agus,
dreaming of making the "pulau terbalik"?? but dreams are just dreams.. hahaha..

Go there jalan-jalan, see-see and look-look and cari makan as well ;) Have our first servings of Laksa Janggus there. TV3 "Jalan-jalan Cari Makan" visited that Laksa Janggus Stall as well ;)

A Fellow Traveler said...

don't know yet, hope 2 go back soon. but when????

my fav are char koay teow, hokkien mee, chendol, chee cheong fun, yong tau foo, coconut water, ice kacang.....etc...etc...etc....

so greedy lah, semua pun mau makan

Robin said...

isn't this the monkey place?

Chen said...

a fellow traveller,
haha.. hampalang sapu ? :)

how about curry mee, oh chean, koay kak bla bla bla?

robin,
monkeys are everywhere :D

slurp! said...

I love Coconut drink, our natural isotonic drink :)

the ones in SG usually isn't that tasty, it's more expensive too. so i tend to choose canned ones without any sugar added.

Chen said...

slurp,
we don't have many canned coconut drinks here.. I guess.. who needs canned coconut drinks when there are so many fresh coconut drinks available round the corner in Malaysia?

I only see one brand (from Thailand) so far.. but with added sugar.. (I guess I didn't really go & look or search for the canned coconut drinks)

spinosum said...

Hey chen! U r currently in Penang? Wow... Balik Pulau, my mom's grown up place. I think i roughly know where those nice coconut tress are! Anyway, long time since i last stepped into penang island! ;)

Chen said...

spinosum,
yeah, I've settled down in Penang since year 2000. Time flies...