Weekly Photo Challenge : Seasons – Two instead of Four   9 comments


Day Trip to Ipoh 70D 004Weekly Photo Challenge : Seasons – Two instead of Four

“Last month, my photo challenge — Vibrant — was an attempt to wash away winter’s grayness. This week, let’s embrace the season: share an image that embodies the world or the weather where you live.

The word “seasons” can also describe a period or phase of your life. If this context resonates with you, share an image that expresses the seasonality of life itself or the present season of your life.”

By Jen H.

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Seasons in the Tropics

However in our country near the Earth’s Equator, we have only basically two seasons – sunny and rainy monsoonal seasons. So, no Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter can be experienced here. So, I upload one photograph of umbrellas – symbolic of the use during the hot, sunny weather sheltering us from the heat and sunlight. Umbrellas also equally protect us from the rains.

An important season in Malaysia is the Fruits Season especially for our “King of Fruits” – the thorny Durians, smelly to Westerners and heavenly smells to the local. These fruits are seasonal and come out in abundance in months of late May, June and July of every year. These two photographs showed us most Westerners do not like Durians that “stinks” like the worst cheese but taste sweet or bitter custardly like ice cream dependent on species.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A map of Malaysia.

My-map

Geography of Malaysia

Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
Coordinates 2°30’N 112°30’E
Area Ranked 66th
• Total 330,803 km2 (127,724 sq mi)
• Land 99.63%
• Water 0.37%
Coastline 4,675 km (2,905 mi)
Borders Total land borders
2,669 km (1,658 mi)
Thailand:
506 km (314 mi)
Indonesia:
1,782 km (1,107 mi)
Brunei:
281 km (175 mi)
Highest point Mount Kinabalu (4,096 m)
Lowest point Indian Ocean (0 m)
Longest river Rajang River
Largest lake Kenyir Lake

The geography of Malaysia deals with the tropical climate of Malaysia, a country located in Southeast Asia. There are two distinct parts to this country being Peninsular Malaysia to the west and East Malaysia to the east.

Peninsular Malaysia is located south of Thailand, north of Singapore and east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. East Malaysia comprises most of the northern part of Borneo and shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia.

Seasons

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9 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge : Seasons – Two instead of Four

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  1. great post but a big No to Durian lol

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  2. We still have the hairy rambutans and mangosteens as alternatives. Hahaha.

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  3. I really like your way of making the umbrella a symbol for bringing your seasons together. It is a very nice photo too. I never heard of the durians though…

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  4. A lovely post. I’ve seen the durians but never ventured to purchase or sample- yet! I appreciate your visits and likes and comments on my blog and wanted to tell you so.
    Best, Ruth in Pittsburgh

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    • Probably try the Thai Durians first as the aroma is that strong as Malaysian species that taste better. Good blog needs to be appreciated. Many thanks for the kind comments too. Bye, Soo Peng in George Town, Penang Island (Pulau Pinang in Malay), Malaysia.

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  6. Could you give some advice on how to choose a durian at the store? There is an Asian grocery store nearby that sells them, but I wouldn’t know how to pick one out, or how to serve it? Is there a way of telling whether it’s ripe inside? p.s. I love your photo of the umbrellas. I saw something similar once with colorful umbrellas hanging between buildings.

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    • Only ripe durians fall from the trees so these fruits are usually ripe for export when picked. I am not much of an expert to pick the right fruits but ask the seller for recommendations and they are expert by looking at the colours and thorns of the durians. Thai durians are a safer bet as they have lesser aroma and sweet in taste and thick flesh. There are seeds inside these fruits so do not bite into these fruits. Hope this advice will help.

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