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.
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.