Rajang river trip.....The Rajang River or known as Sungai Rajang is a river in Sarawak, Malaysia. The river is located in northwest of Borneo and it originates in the Iran Mountains. The river flows approximately 563 km to the South China Sea, making it the longest river in Malaysia. The upper part of Rajang River is also known as Batang Balui by the Orang Ulu. Some of the more important tributaries are the Katibas River, the Balleh River, the Bangkit River and the Kanowit River.
Oct 5, 2009
Took some petai fruit picture last weekend during my trip to Sekuau. This petai tree grow right at the backyard of one of the longhouse in Sekuau. My curiousity to know more about petai lead me to do some search from the web. Here are some information to share.
A plant of the genius Parkia in the family of Fabaceae. Known as Pakia speciosa. It bears long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds which have a preculiar smell. It contains aminoacids that give strong smell to one's urine. Popular among local people. Prepare in different ways but most popular as ulam with sambal belacan. Recipes available upon request.
stalk of petai fruit. also can be seen in the pix, banana leave, tapioca leave and coconut leave.
Petai seeds for sale, Sibu
Petai tree can grow to about 90 feet. It bears a light-bulb shaped mass at the end of long stalks. The flower secrete a nector that attract pollinectors. The flowers mature and die. Long, twisted, translucent pod's emerge ia a cluster of 7 or 8 pods. When those pod's are mature, within them will reside the petai beans or seed.
At the lower left corner, just above the banana leaf is a light-bulb shaped mass.