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公园里的祖孙情

Koningin Astrid Park, Belgium

公园里的祖孙情

在旅行中,我一般会在一个城市待上数天, 有时就什么都不做,哪里都不去,买了杯 咖啡,便在公园坐上...

比利时之旅

Belgium

比利时之旅

经过13个小时半的飞行,终 于抵达荷兰的首都阿姆斯 特丹。接着搭约4小时的火 车,不知不觉来到了比利 ...

Sweet endings in Belgium

Belgium

Sweet endings in Belgium

Tan Yew Kiat explored the cities of Ghent and Bruges to discover their mediaeval best

窒息在布鲁日的魅力中

Belgium

窒息在布鲁日的魅力中

说到比利时,很多人只会想到巧克力、尿尿小童以及大广场。尤其本地人较多只会在布鲁塞尔(Brussels)做...

In Brussels, beer’s on the plate too

Belgium

In Brussels, beer’s on the plate too

LONG before the global explosion of interest in good food and good beer, the traditional recipes of Belgium often included a splash of a gre...

The other side of Belgium

Belgium

The other side of Belgium

Heads to the south of the country where cities give way to a rugged landscape that offers more than just waffles, fine chocolates and beer

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Enjoy durians at the source in Penang

IF YOU’RE headed to Penang this month and you’re a hardcore durian fan, then you’d want to hit the durian farms in Balik Pulau to feast rather than settle for stalls in town.

Farther away from the city centre, the price of durians at the farms are by the kilogram.

You could even make an enlightening eco-excursion out of it, rather than just have a durian buffet.

Farms such as Green Acres and Bao Sheng Durian Farm offer a different proposition, as their fees include a tour and discussion on sustainable farming and durian growing.

It’s better to call ahead to “book” your timing, especially if your party is large. Okay Jungle Durians is a good place to start as it has a range of kampung, or “wild”, durians and branded durians, and it’s easy to get to.

Green Acres is more of an adventure, and is located about a 10-minute drive up the narrow road after Okay Jungle Durians. It’s well worth a visit, though, for the experience and the views. You definitely have to book ahead. For RM80 (S$28.50) per person, visitors get a tour of the farm and unlimited supply of whatever fruit are in season.

For a pleasant, leisurely durian eating experience, Stone House on the other side of Balik Pulau has a large porch filled with about nine big tables for you to have your buffet of durians. The setting is also very idyllic, with a view of Stone House’s landscaped grounds.

Lastly, both amateurs and connoisseurs should head to Bao Sheng Durian Farm, also on the Sungai Pinang side, if they really want to find out about Penang’s durians. The farm is one of the first to go organic, and Chang Teik Seng, or Ah Seng as he’s called, is an excellent “teacher” of all things durian. The farm is located in Sungai Pinang, on the road towards Teluk Bahang or Batu Feringghi.

It offers a “two-hour pass” which includes a 15-minute farm tour, tropical fruit and unlimited durians in two hours.

There are four sessions daily: 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Prices start from RM55 for all varieties of young trees, RM75 for trees more than 40 years old and RM120 to include newly dropped durians for that “numb” taste.

- OKAY JUNGLE DURIANS
Titi Serong, Balik Pulau;
GPS: 5°19’48.4”N 100°13’01.5”E
Contact Mr Choy on +6012-571-1557

‡‡- GREEN ACRES
GPS: 5°22’17.0”N 100°14’57.6”E
Contact Kim on +6012-428-6368 or
e-mail greenacrespenang@gmail.com

‡‡- STONE HOUSE
127, Mukim 2, Sungai Pinang;
GPS: 5°23’54.0”N 100°12’50.3”E
Contact Mr Tan on +6012-538-5128

‡‡- BAO SHENG DURIAN FARM
Sungai Pinang;
GPS: N 5.24. 1755 E 100.13.165
Contact +6012-411-0600/
+6012-401-0800 to book your time slot

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在非洲地图上,顺着马达加斯加的边缘朝东移动,有一个不起眼的小点,就是被誉为“印度洋上明珠”的海岛国家毛里求斯。

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