Archive | December 20, 2010

Top of the world…

Here we are…on top of the world, so to speak…

Cameron Highlands

…at Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands…

Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands

I love some of the buildings in the vicinity with their old colonial architecture…like this school, for instance…

SK Convent, Cameron Highlands

- SK Convent, Cameron Highlands. It must be great teaching in a school up in the mountains like that with the nice, cool weather – I would not need a fan blasting at full speed, I’m sure…much less, an air conditioner.

You will see a lot of shops selling souvenirs and all kinds of local produce and products…and stalls like these all around…

Cameron - roadside stalls

Mandy said that we must try the jagung mutiara (pearl corn)…

Cameron - jagung mutiara 1

…and we did…

Cameron - jagung mutiara 2

It was VERY sweet…but I did not quite like the texture of the kernels – I would prefer our own local sweet corn or jagung madu (honey corn).

We also had the sweet potatoes…

Cameron - sweet potatoes

Small and very nice, like the ones imported from the Philippines – the last time I bought some in Sibu, I think I paid no less than RM8.00 a kilo.

I really loved the ubi kodok

Cameron - ubi kodok

- some fritter-like local delicacy made from sweet potatoes. I think I’ve heard Cleffairy mention it a couple of times but I did not know what it was and if there are any available in Sibu, I do not know of it. All I know is that kodok in Malay means toad, correct me if I’m wrong.

Next stop…..steamboat, right in the middle of the afternoon!