Sunday, September 10, 2006

Tanjong Flowers

Tanjong (Mimusops elengi ) fruits (above)
and flowers ( below)

It was already dark and I saw a lady was picking up something under a tanjong tree. Many trees lined the street. I was curious and asked. She opened her left palm and I saw a heap of tiny flowers. She explained that the flowers were fragrant. I didnt know that ! I picked one up and didnt smell anything.
After my 'makan' ( dinner) i decided to 'check it out myself'. Got a couple , cupped my palm and placed my nose close to it. Yes... the ' incense -like' sweet smell was there.

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