Since the goal is to make the Garden of Eva a Farm-to-Table Cafe and we are in the process of planting a lot of fruits and veggies, we decided to take our team for a tour to the near Mardi Fruit Farm, to learn more about tropical agriculture.
Unfortunately we got disappointed.
The tour involves being driven around the fruit farm. No explanations at all. Half-way through there is a stop where we got served fruit (mostly unripe).
Basically the only thing I learned that it take 2-3 years to grow a pineapple (which shocked me a bit).
Oh yes, and you could take a photo with Mr. Jackfruit (see above).
During Ramadan we helped our neighbors, the Panorama Hotel, with their dinner for the orphans of Langkawi. A group of the cutest and best behaved girls and boys came over to have some prayers, and then food, followed by prayers and food.
We all got traditional Malaysian clothes from the hotel, and it was a fun and humbling experience to be part of this. This is what Ramadan (and Islam) is really about, remembering the poor and less fortunate, and giving something back.
During Ramadan you are only allowed to eat before sunrise and after sunset. At the end of the day you break the fast with something sweet, traditionally dates. After that the feast can start.
(All photos are from Nate, a volunteer of the Panorama Hotel - the guy in the 4th photo).