Penang Tourism: Tropical Fruit Farm

I finally got around to doing one of those touristy things that locals never seem to do. I took the tour at the Tropical Fruit Farm. It costs around $10, and so I always thought why should I pay that much to look at fruit. Well, this time, someone else was paying so I went. And I really enjoyed it. Now, I recommend it to others. Here’s a few highlights.

The scenery is gorgeous – in the “green zone” on the backside of the island. Here (below) you can see the reservoir and ocean in the background.

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(Below) We happened upon our first fruit tree – pink guava.

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(below) Our energetic and entertaining guide is showing off the rose apples.

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(below) Passion fruit vines.

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(below) What’s this thing called?

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(below) Coffee – robusta

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(below) Here is the luscious smelling cinnamon tree. Scratch and sniff.

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(below) Acai berry.

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(below) You recognize this one, don’t you?2016-01-08 14.51.27-1

(below) Here’s the nutmeg fruit separated from it’s pink outside which is used to make mace.2016-01-08 15.01.26-1

The tour ends with a tropical fruit buffet and smoothie, which is included in the price. It’s a fun, educational, and delicious tour in the gorgeous tropical hillsides of Penang. I recommend it.

 

 

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