Herbal Island At Lake Kenyir (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, June 3, 2010 | Published in


Continued from Part 1

From the jetty, we could see a signboard welcoming us to Herbal Garden.

Following our tour guide, we ascended a series of steps to enter the garden. From up here, I took a photo of the jetty below.

This is the information board on the Herbal Garden. You can click on it to enlarge for easier reading.

I saw a nice looking tractor and took a picture of it.

There was a Japanese couple who did not understand the tour guide's explanation in Bahasa Malaysia, so the tour guide requested my friend to do the translation in English while he explained.

I did not follow the tour guide and the group and wandered off on my own.

Do you know what is this plant?

It's called tanduk rusa (or Staghorn Fern). I am not sure what health benefits one can get from eating this plant but I think it has something to do with sexual prowess.

And guess what this is?

Yes, it's a periuk kera (or pitcher plant)!

It is said that this pitcher plant can help in hair growth, used as a treatment for diarrhea and high blood pressure.

Does this look like a mini pineapple to you?

Let me magnify the fruit!

Yes, it is indeed a pineapple!

And what about this flower?

It's the flower of the well known herb called misai kucing. I'm not sure of its English name but here's the botanical name.

Misai kucing is useful for the treatment of diabetes, gout and arthritis.

I did not take a proper photo of tongkat ali but I got to drink it at this herbal garden!

I reached this wooden hut and found that the rest of the group including my friend were already there.

My friend quickly beckoned me to step inside the hut for a herbal drink! But I could not resist snapping a couple of photos first. Haha!

Inside the hut, I saw two pots. If I am not mistaken, one contained tongkat ali.

I could not remember what was in the other pot. Anyone knows what this is?

I was given a small glass of tongkat ali to drink.

As tongkat ali is useful for increasing testosterone production which indirectly prevents impotence, and strengthen sexual performance, I did not hesitate to drink it! Haha!

After that, we continued to walk around the garden. Look at the "rope-like" branches on this tree!

I came across a mini garden inside this Herbal Garden.

It had nice walking paths all over the place.

There was also an Arboretum Garden here.

But I did not take many photos here as time was limited.

The tour guide was calling us to return to the jetty. I was the last to reach the jetty as I was busy snapping away. Can't blame me, can you, especially when you see beautiful scenery like these!

Please click for wallpaper size!

Coming up next : A Refreshing Time At Saok Waterfalls!


(85) Comments

  1. betchai said...

    stunning pictures, I d not know the name of the plant too, but it really looks so creepily interesting :)

    June 3, 2010 at 12:38 PM
  2. Reanaclaire said...

    redish? and looks like gelish worms? but how come the drink is clear? tongkat ali got magic! :p

    June 3, 2010 at 12:43 PM
  3. Caroline said...

    weee got lots pineapple plant at my home mini garden! =p

    June 3, 2010 at 1:02 PM
  4. Caroline said...

    u shud highlight bold on the sexual performance words since u always feeling H... and want to have S... mwahahahahahaha!!! =p

    June 3, 2010 at 1:03 PM
  5. Caroline said...

    i love misai kucing! its very healthy! =D

    June 3, 2010 at 1:04 PM
  6. [SK] said...

    wah, really got a lot of interesting plants in there!! all look very unique and special..

    June 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM
  7. [SK] said...

    hehehe, so how many cups of tongkat ali have you drunk?? and oh, tongkat ali is colorless?? i thot it's like some brownish color..

    June 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM
  8. [SK] said...

    so anything interesting happened that night after you have drunk the tongkat ali?? hehehehehehehe :p

    June 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM
  9. [SK] said...

    did u take off your shoes and walked on the stones path?? that's good for your health, and helps your blood circulation - espcially after drinking tongkat ali~~ :p

    June 3, 2010 at 1:37 PM
  10. iamthewitch said...

    Eh I didn't know tongkat ali is clear liquid. :P So how did it taste like? And did you feel any 'difference' after that?????? :P Hahaha

    June 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM
  11. TZ said...

    so how's the performance after you drank Tongkat Ali?

    June 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM
  12. vialentino said...

    looking at the flower....misai kucing...wat a funny name for the plant...

    June 3, 2010 at 2:50 PM
  13. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...I must have missed the first post. LOL :D

    June 3, 2010 at 3:46 PM
  14. Tekkaus said...

    The tractor doesn't look old to me. Perhaps this was the first tractor used by them? :)

    June 3, 2010 at 3:48 PM
  15. Tekkaus said...

    That's why English is so damn important. You see. :D Thank goodness your friend and you were there to help the japanese couple.

    June 3, 2010 at 3:49 PM
  16. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...it is called staghorn fern? Yeah! It does have that looks. :)

    What it gives sexual prowess. :D

    June 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM
  17. Tekkaus said...

    The pitcher plant looked very funny ler...very...shrinked...as if...if has not have anything to eat for afew weeks. :p

    June 3, 2010 at 3:51 PM
  18. Tekkaus said...

    So that mini pineapple is considered a herb too? :p

    June 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM
  19. Tekkaus said...

    Misai kucing is gotta be one of the well-known herbs right now. ;)

    June 3, 2010 at 3:54 PM
  20. Tekkaus said...

    Aww...the wooden hut looks so cosy. I think I can take a nap in it. :p So what herbal drinks were you served?

    June 3, 2010 at 3:55 PM
  21. Tekkaus said...

    Hahaha :D Ouh....so you drank Ali's tongkat lar? :p

    June 3, 2010 at 3:56 PM
  22. Tekkaus said...

    Did you feel more powerful after that. Any special experience. Any pictures bro? LOL :D

    June 3, 2010 at 3:57 PM
  23. Tekkaus said...

    The place does look serene huh! :D

    June 3, 2010 at 3:57 PM
  24. manglish said...

    the nenas so small keh? can eat one ar?

    June 3, 2010 at 4:25 PM
  25. Kelvin said...

    Tongkat ali? I dun need tat!!!!!!

    Haha kidding lah XD

    June 3, 2010 at 4:58 PM
  26. lina said...

    Felt any different after the drink Foong?
    Anything "wake up" or not after that? Theeee hee heee....

    June 3, 2010 at 5:54 PM
  27. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    English name for misai kucing is cat whiskers.

    June 3, 2010 at 7:40 PM
  28. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Got nose bleed after drinkinng tongkat ali? How's the taste? bitter sweet tasteless? Yeah me too thought it should be colored.haha.

    June 3, 2010 at 7:42 PM
  29. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow.. it's like you're entering Jurassic Park

    June 3, 2010 at 7:46 PM
  30. bluedreamer27 said...

    wow mini Pitcher plant... huge pitcher plant looks so scary...
    but very interesting...
    the only carnivorous plant

    June 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM
  31. bluedreamer27 said...

    maybe it's a youngest member of Pineapple family.. what yh think??? but it really looks like pineapple.. so cute

    June 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM
  32. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh i am familar with that white flower...
    i'm sure i saw something like that here in Phil... just can't remember when and where

    June 3, 2010 at 7:55 PM
  33. bluedreamer27 said...

    orthosiphon stamineus

    haha what a scientific name...
    i am still wondering what is the main purpose of scientific names...

    or why are they making it hard to pronounce...

    June 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM
  34. bluedreamer27 said...

    haha so among the two pots... the one contain the tongkat ali is the only one you remember...LOL... i wonder why

    June 3, 2010 at 7:58 PM
  35. bluedreamer27 said...

    Tongkat ali is an aphrodisiac.. and you drink one... haha how does it feel?

    June 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM
  36. bluedreamer27 said...

    the garden looks so stunning foong thanks for touing us around

    June 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM
  37. bluedreamer27 said...

    have a great day foong and happy bloging

    June 3, 2010 at 8:01 PM
  38. ChrisAu said...

    i wanted to visit this place..... someday!!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:22 PM
  39. wenn said...

    beautiful pictures of the lake..

    June 3, 2010 at 10:53 PM
  40. Merryn said...

    dat looks like a girl's hand! :P

    June 3, 2010 at 11:55 PM
  41. Merryn said...

    huat arh! drank tongkat ali.. then? any difference? in the jungle? got jane? :P

    no more panda mode :D

    June 4, 2010 at 12:00 AM
  42. Unseen Rajasthan said...

    Beautiful,lovely and fantastic shots !!Very amazing post !!Great work !Unseen Rajasthan

    June 4, 2010 at 12:49 AM
  43. khengsiong said...

    Did you try out after you took tongkat ali?

    June 4, 2010 at 9:07 AM
  44. Anonymous

    Did the Japanese lady try tongkat ali?

    June 4, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  45. Isley Chang~ said...

    How do u feel after drinking tongkat ali?

    June 4, 2010 at 10:48 AM
  46. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    So tongkat ali really works? Hmmm...I am interested. ^_^

    Nice photo you got here and you wandered alone in your trip. I also do that so I could explore the palce I am visiting better.

    June 4, 2010 at 11:27 AM
  47. HappySurfer said...

    Tongkat Ali plant - I was rather disappointed by how it looks when I first saw it at the KL Bird Park. So ordinary looking. If looks are deceiving, this plant is it but it's supposed to pack a punch, eh? Any effect or not after you drank that potion/drink? hehe..

    Thanks for the tour, Foong.

    June 4, 2010 at 12:57 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    betchai, creepily interesting? Haha! I like that description! : D

    June 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, haha it does have magic! : D

    June 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    caroline ng, so you drink a lot of misai kucing? : )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    SK, only drank 1 cup. Not much effect after 1 cup! LOL!

    No, I did not take off my shoes to walk on that stones path cos too busy taking photos of the plants! Haha!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:38 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, I also didn't know - I think it's not really clear liquid - probably it appeared like that from the photo!

    It tasted OK, not bitter or anything. No difference after that cos only 1 cup - not enough to make any difference! Haha!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:41 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    TZ, no difference cos 1 cup not enough for me. Haha!!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    vialentino, yes does it look like cat's whiskers to you? : )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:42 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, you must have missed it - go read Part 1!

    Not sure about the tractor - yes, it's quite new.

    Yeah, English is important especially when we are dealing with tourists from Western countries!

    I think the pitcher plant has not shrinked - this type is different from the ones you normally see.

    I guess the mini pineapple is a herb too since it is inside the Herbal Garden : )

    No difference after drinking that tongkat ali - probably too little! And definitely no pictures to show you! LOL!!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:45 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    manglish, that's why at first I thought it is not a nenas! Can eat after it grows big lah haha!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:46 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    kelvin, I am sure you need tongkat ali! LOL!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:46 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    lina, nothing "wake up" after that cos nothing to stimulate. LOL!!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:47 PM
  59. foongpc said...

    bananaz, yeah cat's whiskers haha!

    No nose bleed haha, not that powerful! LOL! It's rather tasteless, if I can remember it correctly : )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:49 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, I would have preferred to enter Jurassic Park! Haha!

    That's just a small pitcher plant - won't eat you! LOL!

    That is a pineapple! Unless I'm wrong : )

    So you have misai kucing in Philippines too? Good! So go make your own misai kucing drink!

    I also wonder why the scientific names are so hard to pronounce! I had a hard time learning the names during my Biology class last time! LOL!

    I remember the tongkat ali cos I drank it!!! No other reason!! ; )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    chrisau, go visit! : )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    wenn, thanks! I like the photos of the lake too : )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM
  63. foongpc said...

    merryn, a girl's hand? Maybe - I didn't say that was my hand! LOL!

    Why everyone keep asking me if there's any difference after I drank the tongkat ali? You all think it's a miracle drug? LOL!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:55 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    unseen rajasthan, thanks! Glad you like them : )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:55 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, try out what? Haha!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:56 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    mei teng, I'm not sure cos by the time I reached the hut, everyone had already drank the herbs. I was the last to drink! : )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:57 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    isley chang, felt the same - I think 1 measly cup of tongkat ali won't do much. Need repeated doses. LOL!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:57 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    ishmael, I cannot vouch whether it works or not - need more experimentation. LOL! But lots of people swear by it!

    Yes I like to wander off by myself - it's more fun sometimes. You too? Great! We can go travel together! : )

    June 4, 2010 at 4:59 PM
  69. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, so ordinary looking? What do you expect? You think it is supposed to be shaped like a male organ? LOL! No effect on me - probably because I only drank 1 cup - need to drink more and frequently for best results, I think. Haha!

    June 4, 2010 at 5:01 PM
  70. bluedreamer27 said...

    LOL... but honestly.. pitcher plants are scar... except for "weeping bell"
    youknow who Weeping bell is???
    it's a pokemon... LOL

    June 4, 2010 at 6:28 PM
  71. bluedreamer27 said...

    hey wait.. this is not my blog.. why i make your name bold LOL

    i couldn't agree more about the scientific names..

    I love biology in exception of this scientific names.. and oh.. i hate the anatomy too.. too many to memorize...

    June 4, 2010 at 6:30 PM
  72. bluedreamer27 said...

    happy blogging foong

    June 4, 2010 at 6:31 PM
  73. bluedreamer27 said...

    by the way about my gift...
    harhar it's still here with me.. i am waiting for my Capiz box order because i am sending one for you yoo

    June 4, 2010 at 6:32 PM
  74. bluedreamer27 said...

    here's the image of the capiz box foong

    June 4, 2010 at 6:33 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, weeping bell is a pokemon - yes I know! Haha!

    Haha, thanks for making my name bold :p

    Oh I love the capiz box! So I'm getting one? Gosh!! Thanks so much!!! Can't wait for it to arrive!! : )

    June 4, 2010 at 11:12 PM
  76. Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

    The tongkat Ali must be very bitter.

    June 5, 2010 at 7:15 AM
  77. nicxter said...

    Wow nice sceneries..and many herbs..tongkat ali is also used here in the philippines as a supplement.

    June 5, 2010 at 3:42 PM
  78. bluedreamer27 said...

    hi foong jus visiting you here
    have a great day and happy blogging

    June 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM
  79. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    That's a good idea. Let's travel together foong. ^_^

    June 5, 2010 at 7:06 PM
  80. Unknown said...

    greenery lake, looks relaxing. If can sip a tea and have a cake by the lake side, it would be perfect.

    June 5, 2010 at 10:53 PM
  81. A said...

    Haha! Tongkat Ali is like herbal viagra.. :D

    June 11, 2010 at 3:31 PM
  82. Peter said...

    The herbal garden has a collection of numerous medicinal plants. The pitcher plant is a common insectivorous plant found in those areas. I hope you enjoyed a lot and gathered huge information from there. Bye.

    June 15, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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