Posted by: Mahdi Ebrahimi | January 4, 2008

Malysia: Organic park draws vsitors

Those with strong legs can walk the 700m long attap corridor and venture through the 100-acre park filled with blocks and rows of dragon fruit trees, kangkung, sawi, pumpkin, brinjal, passion fruit and herbs.

For those who prefer to cycle, there are bicycles for rent at the entrance.

Open to the public since last year, the country’s largest organic park has drawn busloads of visitors from all over the country and Singapore to experience firsthand organic vegetable farming.

Walking through the park, one can enjoy the fresh air as the park does not use chemical fertilisers and pesticides and visitors can see for themselves farmers tending and harvesting organic vegetables, fruits and herbs.
The vegetables are grown in blocks of land and covered with fine nets as part of its pest-control management programme, while the fertilisers are made from chicken manure.
The water from these blocks are channelled into a pond where thousands of tilapia fish are bred organically.

Visitors can feed the fish at the pond by purchasing food pellets at the entrance.

The Organic Herbs Garden has more than 90 different kinds of herbs. The park has also an organic Farm Mart, where produce from the farm can be purchased fresh along with other organic products manufactured locally or imported.

The restaurant adjacent to the parks serves vegetables from the farm, organic rice and noodles from Kahang and it is popular for the herbal soup steamboat.

The park is open from 9am until 6pm while the restaurant closes at 9pm.

For more details check out http://www.zenxin.com.my or call 07-7595196

source: www.nst.com.my


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