Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fruit trees galore at Lim Chu Kang cemetery

Fruit trees galore at Lim Chu Kang cemetery
Jackfruit, durian, jambu and papaya trees. These were the varieties of fruit trees that a STOMPer saw at Lim Chu Kang Chinese cemetery, much to his surprise. He says:

"These pictures were taken at the Chinese cemetery, path 14 at Lim Chu Kang.

"What surprised me was the variety of local fruits that could be found here.

"It was during the Qing Ming festival and I noticed that many cars and taxis made their way to the Chinese cemetery.

"You can see the newly painted epitaph at the tombstone which was repainted in red colour. The next of kin of the deceased came here to burn joss papers and some brought a priest to chant over the graves. It was the time for the living to pay their respects to the dead.

"This durian (Durio zibethinus) tree grows well and was bearing many fruits. The thorny fruits have been described by ang mohs as 'smelling like heaven and taste like hell'.

"The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is the largest fruit in the world. The fruit has a yellow pulp and a brown seed. You can steam the seed till it is cooked and it tastes excellent.

"The papaya (Carica papaya) is rich in vitamins A and C and the fruit tastes good if you add a pinch of lime juice to it.

"The 'jambu' (Syzygium aqueum) is pink in colour and the pulp is juicy and sweet. The tree was so overladen that some fruits fell to the ground."

Fruit trees galore at Lim Chu Kang cemetery
Fruit trees galore at Lim Chu Kang cemetery
Fruit trees galore at Lim Chu Kang cemetery
Fruit trees galore at Lim Chu Kang cemetery

1 comment:

Monkey said...

it often comes as a surprise what comes as a surprise to singaporeans. where there are kampungs there would be fruit trees. especially since at qing ming, a time for family get together, eating fruits and picnicking at the grave is an awesome way to celebrate qing ming