Saturday, November 22, 2008

Idle driving: Semenyih, Broga and beyond .. Part 2

A continuation from here.

And so we drove back into Semenyih town, passing both grand gateways of the Nirwana Cemetaries.
Then we saw this!YEE-hah! Vision of having ostrich race among 4 of us developed. In high spirits we braved the bumpy route directed by signboards. Pop went our vision. Oh my, would your care to pay RM10 to visit this Ostrich Wonderland Show Farm?Let me rephrase. Would you DARE to walk in? And so we drove on to ..

Broga, a sleepy hollow unwittingly awaken by the ‘An incinerator in my backyard?’ episode a few years back.Main attraction is the Rock Temple at the end of its main road. Some locals know it as the Punters’ Temple. According to hearsay it was a small shack until visitors started to win lotteries after prayers. These lucky gamblers repaid with hefty donations. Lo and behold, an elaborate mansion it became and there are still bigger plans for it.There’s a concrete fruit orchard behind the the temple. Why? To honour the Monkey God, of course.What are these? At first I thought were pomelos.After a closer look, decided they are not. An even closer inspection revealed ‘Punters were here’ grafitties.See the various 4-digit numbers carved into the skin? ((@_@))

From Broga we chose to take a relatively deserted hilly road which led us to the beyond - Seremban - for dinner. Yes folks next will be the last instalment of a Saturday idle drive-out with food involved.

Err got to go now. Canto series calling. Completed mooncakey one, now it's Forensic something else Season 2.

15 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

But what are those fruits? Amazing what punters will do, eh?

Tummythoz said...

Hi speedy Lyrical Lemongrass, I still do not know but remember seeing a few being sold in the morning markets around KL. Plan to go ask soon.

Life for Beginners said...

Ostrich farms and Monnkey Gods and four digits... What marvelous adventures you lead! :D

(Not to mention the toilets along your journeys...)

Tummythoz said...

Life for beginners, our beloved country has so much to offer. Sometimes a bit too much in the toilet dept.

J2Kfm said...

hehe ... RM10 to see probably one or two ostriches.
good call.

worldwindows said...

What an itinerary! The triplets: Serdang, Semenyih and Broga has alot to offer indeed.

Kok said...

tummythoz,
I thought I can see some ostrich, mana tau you decided not to go! Aduiiiiii! haha!

Eh, 1313 ah?? *Checking 4D now* :D

backstreetgluttons said...

You talk , take pixs and joke quite like our friendly neighbour but we know you could be much more

CUMI & CIKI said...

Ostrich Wonderland Show Farm..! looks like a horror flick set up.. now you've got me curious because you didn't peak into that fenced up area.. haha.
what a long way to climb up to graffiti a big ole fruit ...:D

Tummythoz said...

j2Kfm, oops my bad. It's RM8 not RM10. Actually we had visions of being mugged. (-_-)"

worldwindows, a tad better than growing a potato patch in the living room. =)

Kaya Kok, one look at that entrance, a friend was already imagining diabolical man-eating ostriches! Free also have to think thrice.

backstreetgluttons, ;)

cumi&ciki, you like living on the edge, right? Also, you are fast runners right? YOU go peek & let me know. EeeEeeeee.

A few need ladder to reach. Those pictured here can be touched when I stretch my arm.

ade said...

do you know that if you actually follow the small n bumpy road just next to the temple and go all the way to the end you will reach a fish pond and there is the famous broga grilled fish.they have quite a few selections as well, tomyam grilled fish, assam, salted,or even curry and you can even fish there! run by a chinese family for more than 10yrs. it's just behind the temple...

Tummythoz said...

ade, welcome & TQ so so much! Will definitely make a trip soon.

Xiu Long Bao said...

Lol when scrolling down...Semenyih is so near my place/ territory. Around 10 mins drive...but i nvr knew that there is an ostrich farm leh. But true lar, I wouldn't have stepped into that dodgy ostrich farm with signage all covered by weeds n' tree branches. Yikes...

Tummythoz said...

Xiu Long Bao, halo! Long time no see.

afiifhalim said...

That ostrich farm is just dodgy from the outside ar. actly Very interesting place. More than 200 ostriches were there when i was therefew months ago.

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