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by : BTF

As I Wander...

Living in tropical Malaysia, we tend to take the hot humid weather, thundery rainstorms and the spectrum of wild evergreen plants as a given.

Recently, I noticed more exotic plants making its way into landscaped home gardens, recreational parks, frontages of shopping malls and
commercial buildings.

Along kerb sides of residential streets and busy motorways, palms, trees and flowering plants make pleasant and interesting fringes.

This is a record of the various species "as I see it" for I am in awe of palms. Hence, my premise for this blog is that the global garden,
i.e. every physical garden (tended or untended), becomes a part of my, simply said, cyber palm garden. ;-)

Please feel free to share your thoughts or comments.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tanjong Sepat | 27 June 2010

It was sheer serendipity that I took the opportunity to join my sister's family on a visit to their church leader at Tanjong Sepat.  Another small seaside town on the southern coast of Selangor state.  As we've not been there before, it took a GPS positioned car about 1.25hrs for the scenic drive there originating from Shah  Alam.

We left towards late afternoon and had an eventful journey along the way.  First up, a frisky long tailed macaque made a marathon dash across the 8-lane motorway and met its fate under the wheels of a small 1-ton lorry ahead but to the left of us. Nearing our destination, on a 2-lane quiet country road, we passed a recently occurred road accident whereby a motorcyclist lay fatally injured and a group of people awaiting police and ambulance services. Witnessing two morbid scenes during the short journey shook us a little - a stark reminder of mortality...

The genial hosts served aromatic cinnamon tea - the Punjabi 'chai' tea with local cakes and snacks. Before long, we headed for Baywatch, a seafood restaurant located on prime seaside with clear views of evening skies presided over the horizon, high tides, the sound of the waves lapping against the sea wall and fanned by a gentle breeze.

                                 Balinese themed entrance - lipstick, foxtail, bismarck +
                                                              ruffled fan palms combo                          

                                                                 looking out west
                                                                         looking east

The restaurant served up a tasty and delicious selection including crabs and mini oysters egg omelettes.


 favourite scenes, fringed by golden coconut palms

It was a beautiful evening and we were amongst great company. So, it was with satisfied and heavy tummies, everyone headed off on the long journey home to watch the much anticipated World Cup clash of the giants
- Germany vs England.

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