Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Pulau Ubin - Mangroves and attap chee
After all the excitement with the marine life we saw earlier, we were fascinated by these mangroves. There were like a forest of them.
Mangrove trees are adapted to being covered in seawater at high tide and to grow in soft mud. The new boardwalk into the mangroves bring us closer to these trees as well as the marvellous Nipah palms.
We saw so many nipah plams or what we locals called them attap chee. We used to eat these in our Ice Kachang (local dessert).
Overripe fruits fall to the ground. Wild animals on this island are able to find plentiful of fruits in the forests so the more we should not feed the wild animals.