Unraveled and discovered the history of Johor Bahru and gained rich knowledge during our wonderful adventure to Muzium Diraja Abu Bakar, Layang-Layang Museum and the Oil Palm Factory.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Reflection on Palm Oil Factory

I think that the plantation is amazing. I got a chance to find out how we get palm oil for cooking and we saw how it is harvested. We gained a lot of knowledge that was not mentioned in text books. I learnt the process of how the oil is extracted from the beginning to the end. I got to know a lot that I did not know in the first place before the visit to the plantation. The place stink due to the dirty oil which has been extracted but it was worthwhile to have such a great interesting journey. I hope that there would be more learning trips so that we could see and learn more instead of learning from the books.

Cheung Kai Hong, 2

Monday, July 5, 2010

Research on Palm Oil Factory

Palm Oil is a kind of oil that many people use for cooking. The plantation in Malaysia took up 84% of Felda’s plantation landbank. This plantation is originated from Africa. 95% of the fruit is filled with oil and the male and female flowers are at the same tree. Beast normally brings pollen to the female flower and the flowers bear fruit. The plant bears fruit 3 times a month and takes 3 years to harvest.

As for harvesting, they cut the leaves first and check if 5 fruitlet drops from the punch. This shows that the fruit has ripped.

The plantation always face thread like rats or mouse who like this fruit a lot. Fortunately, the owl is a solution to this problem because owl loves to eat rats.

The oil palm need to go through a few processes in order to extract oil from the fruits. The fruits come in a whole punch and one of them is called a fruitlet. These punches of fruits are stacked up. They are then put into cages and sent for steaming and cooking. People use colours to differentiate the grades of palm oil.

Cheung Kai Hong, 2

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Reflection on Johor Layang-Layang Museum

I find that the Layang-Layang museum is quite interesting as it is filled with kites from all over the world. Some are really big while some are are quite small. The museum was filled with kites of all sizes. In the museum, they also showed a video about kites. I find that the trip there has benefited me because I know more about malaysia culture regarding about kites. I find that knowing about other country's culture is important and we must know them to make the community a better place. This trip will also be an unforgettable experience for me.


Research on Johor Layang-Layang Museum

The kite museum at Layang-Layang, not only marks the venue for the annual International Kite Fest but is also a tourist attraction for local and foreign visitors. The museum which was once a windmill, was renovated into a museum and gallery which displays various types of traditional wau, modern wau as well as kites from all over the world. During the festival, colourful kites of various shapes and sizes will dot the skyline during the week-long festival and visitors will be treated to exciting domestic and international contests, demonstrations, and spectacular ground displays that they have ever seen.


Pictures of Johor Layang-Layang Museum