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.
(Below) We happened upon our first fruit tree – pink guava.
(below) Our energetic and entertaining guide is showing off the rose apples.
(below) Passion fruit vines.
(below) What’s this thing called?
(below) Coffee – robusta
(below) Here is the luscious smelling cinnamon tree. Scratch and sniff.
(below) Acai berry.
(below) You recognize this one, don’t you?
(below) Here’s the nutmeg fruit separated from it’s pink outside which is used to make mace.
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.